May 26, 2018 2:16 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, and Latin America. It transports people and cargo through its mainline and regional operations. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated fleet of 1,262 aircraft and approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. 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

90,800 Employees



Key Executives for United Airlines, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Age: 58
Age: 50
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 47
Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 51
President of New York & New Jersey
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

United Airlines, Inc. Key Developments

United Airlines, Inc. Reports Consolidated Operational Results for the Month and Year to Date Ended April 2018

United Airlines, Inc. reported consolidated operational results for the month and year to date ended April 2018. For the month, revenue passenger miles were 18,468,903,000 against 17,566,290,000 a year ago. Available seat miles were 22,429,991,000 against 21,139,854,000 a year ago. Passenger load factor was 82.3% against 83.1% a year ago. For the year to date, revenue passenger miles were 68,317,736,000 against 65,177,270,000 a year ago. Available seat miles were 84,407,155,000 against 80,947,986,000 a year ago. Passenger load factor was 80.9% against 80.5% a year ago.

Lufthansa Cargo Forms Joint Venture with United Airlines

Lufthansa Cargo AG has formed joint venture with United Airlines. The JV partners will provide a wide range of benefits to customers by cooperating on the availability of their capacity and aligning booking and handling processes. Deal Status Completed: May 4, 2018.

United Airlines Names Josh Earnest as Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

United Airlines announced Josh Earnest has been named senior vice president and chief communications officer. Earnest brings to the company more than two decades of strategic communications expertise from the higher levels of politics and government, including as White House Press Secretary. At United, he will be responsible for developing the company's global communications strategy, leading a world-class team to execute it, working closely with the company's leadership to shape the airline's public image and serving as the company's chief spokesman. Most recently, Earnest has been a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, making appearances on the network's leading news programs including the Today Show, Meet the Press and NBC Nightly News.

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