May 30, 2016 7:25 PM ET


Company Overview of United Airlines, Inc.

Company Overview

United Airlines, Inc. provides air transportation services in North America, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. It transports people and cargo through its mainline and regional operations. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 1,236 aircraft. It also sells fuel; and offers catering, ground handling, and maintenance services for third parties. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. United Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc.

233 South Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60606

United States

Founded in 1934

86,000 Employees



Key Executives for United Airlines, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director, Member of Executive Committee and Member of Finance Committee
Age: 56
Acting Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance
Age: 57
Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 49
Chief Revenue Officer and Vice Chairman
Age: 59
Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 50
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

United Airlines, Inc. Key Developments

United Launches Three New Seasonal European Flights from Its East Coast Hubs

United launched three new seasonal European flights from its East Coast hubs. Starting May 25, 2016, United will offer daily nonstop service between Washington/Dulles and Barcelona and between Washington/Dulles and Lisbon. Daily nonstop service between New York/Newark and Athens also begins on May 25, 2016, making the route's much-anticipated return to United's summer schedule. Offering more international service from New York/Newark and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area than any other U.S. carrier, United's three new trans-Atlantic flights offer customers more choices when planning their summer European getaways. Customers traveling in United BusinessFirst will enjoy a fine dining experience featuring menus designed by United's team of chefs using regional ingredients. In addition, United's flat-bed seating allows customers to arrive at their destination relaxed and refreshed. Customers in United Economy Plus seating will enjoy extra legroom for working and unwinding, and the entire United Economy cabin features a variety of dining options including complimentary multi-course meals designed in consultation with United's team of chefs, and United'sChoice Menu items available for purchase. This year, in addition to United's new seasonal routes, the airline is welcoming several new international business and leisure destinations to its global route network. United announced it is increasing frequency between San Francisco and Tel Aviv to daily beginning this October. United started service to Tel Aviv in March and is the first U.S. airline to serve Israel from the West Coast. Earlier this month, United Airlines became the first airline to offer trans-Pacific service between San Francisco and Xi'an, China. United is also the first U.S. airline to serve Xi'an. Beginning June 1, United will start the world's longest scheduled 787 flight between San Francisco and Singapore. This will be the only nonstop service to the U.S. from Singapore. On July 1, United will start three-times weekly service to Auckland, New Zealand and will expand to daily service in time for the peak-winter travel season. Marking another first in the industry, beginning July 13, United will launch first-ever nonstop service by a U.S. airline between Hangzhou, China and San Francisco. United and United Express offer nearly 500 daily departures from the New York/Newark area to more than 150 destinations – the most in North America, the most across the Atlantic, the most across the Pacific and the most to and from Latin America. United also offers the most flat-bed seats and extra-legroom economy-class seating from the New York area. United, together with United Express, operates nearly 225 flights daily from its Washington/Dulles hub to destinations throughout the United States and to Europe, Asia, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

United Airlines, Inc. Announces Operating Results for the Month and Year to Date Ended April 2016; Provides Operating Guidance for the Second Quarter 2016

United Airlines, Inc. announced operating results for the month and year to date ended April 2016. For the April 2016, the company reported consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) was 16,361,254, decreased 1.9% compared to 16,684,885 a year ago, and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) was 20,326,826, decreased 0.9% compared to 20,504,720 a year ago. April 2016 consolidated load factor was 80.5%, decreased 0.9 points compared to 81.4% a year ago. For the year to date, the company reported consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) was 62,942,763 compared to 63,128,757 a year ago, and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) was 78,599,909 compared to 77,773,728 a year ago. April 2016 consolidated load factor was 80.1% compared to 81.2% a year ago. The company continues to expect second-quarter 2016 consolidated passenger unit revenue to decline 6.5% to 8.5% compared to the second quarter of 2015. The year-over-year performance is primarily impacted by a strong U.S. dollar, lower surcharges, travel reductions from customers impacted by declining oil prices, competitive actions and passenger demand not growing at the same pace as industry capacity.

United Airlines Applies to Continue Service between Haneda and San Francisco and Begin Service from Newark Liberty

United Airlines applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to continue to provide daily nonstop service from the airline's trans-Pacific gateway in San Francisco to Haneda Airport in downtown Tokyo. The airline also applied to begin serving Haneda with daily nonstop service from its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport. United's proposed daytime service to Haneda will provide customers with more convenient access to points throughout Asia from San Francisco and Newark Liberty.

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