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November 29, 2015 3:43 PM ET


Company Overview of United Air Lines Inc. prior to merger with Continental Airlines, Inc.

Company Overview

As of March 31, 2013, United Air Lines Inc. was acquired by Continental Airlines, Inc. United Air Lines Inc. offers commercial airline services for passenger and cargo transportation. It also provides Mileage Plus, a loyalty program that offers awards and services to program participants. The company offers its tickets through travel agencies and global distribution systems; and its mobile applications, as well as through United Air Lines, Inc. was founded in 1926 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

233 South Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60606

United States

Founded in 1926

47,000 Employees



Key Executives for United Air Lines Inc. prior to merger with Continental Airlines, Inc.

United Air Lines Inc. prior to merger with Continental Airlines, Inc. does not have any Key Executives recorded.

United Air Lines Inc. prior to merger with Continental Airlines, Inc. Key Developments

United Airlines Reaches Tentative Deal with Wage Hike for Maintenance Workers

United Airlines announced that on October 23, 2015 it reached a tentative deal with the union representing its maintenance workers, paving the way for a wage hike and the first contract to cover technicians from both United and Continental since the airlines merged in 2010. The deal provides for a 25% raise for United's highest-earning technicians, to $46.15 per hour. It also includes an offer for a $100,000 buyout for at least some workers and furlough protection. Before the raise takes effect, workers must approve the deal, negotiated by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

United Airlines to Launch New Nonstop Services from San Francisco to Tel Aviv, Israel, Auckland, New Zealand and Xi'an, China

United Airlines has announced that it will launch new nonstop services from San Francisco to Tel Aviv, Israel; Auckland, New Zealand; and Xi'an, China. United Airlines will operate three-times weekly service from San Francisco to Tel Aviv, beginning March 30, 2016; three-times weekly service to Auckland, beginning July 1, 2016, expanding to daily service in October; and three-times weekly service to Xi'an, beginning May 8, 2016, for the summer season. Each new service is subject to government approval. The airline intends to operate the new flights with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The airline currently offers twice-daily Boeing 777 nonstop flights between Tel Aviv and New York/Newark. United's three-times weekly service to Auckland (AKL), New Zealand's city and main transportation hub to other points throughout the country, will launch July 1, 2016, with 787-8 aircraft. The schedule will expand to daily flights operating with 787-9 aircraft on Oct. 28, 2016, in time for the peak-winter travel season. The Auckland flights will operate in partnership with United's Star Alliance partner Air New Zealand.

United Airlines Announces the Step Down of Jeff Smisek as Chief Executive Officer

United Airlines announced that its chief executive officer, Jeff Smisek, and two other senior officials had stepped down after a federal corruption investigation.

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