United Airlines Holdings

United Plans Largest Transatlantic Expansion in its History, Including 10 New Flights and Five New Destinations Debuting Summer 2022

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:20pm

"Our expansion offers the widest range of destinations to discover introducing new, trendy locales that our customers will love, as well as adding more flights to iconic, popular cities."

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  • "Our expansion offers the widest range of destinations to discover introducing new, trendy locales that our customers will love, as well as adding more flights to iconic, popular cities."
  • United will be the only North American carrier flying direct to Amman with service three times weekly with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.
  • Beginning May 20, United will become the only U.S. carrier to fly to Norway with flights launching between New York/Newark and Bergen.
  • In 2019, United and United Express carriers operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 162 million customers.

United Announces Promotions and Leadership Changes in Network Planning and Procurement

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 5:39pm

In addition to these promotions, United also named former United Express Senior Vice President Sarah Murphy to lead the airline's new Global Sourcing organization as Senior Vice President of Global Sourcing and Chief Procurement Officer.

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  • In addition to these promotions, United also named former United Express Senior Vice President Sarah Murphy to lead the airline's new Global Sourcing organization as Senior Vice President of Global Sourcing and Chief Procurement Officer.
  • "He has helped us execute network strategies that would ordinarily take years to develop in a matter of months.
  • Gupta, formerly Vice President of Network Planning and Scheduling, will now assume responsibility for the operation and strategy of the United Express network in addition to leading the domestic planning team.
  • By linking the United Express operation more closely with the airline's domestic planning team, United expects to better optimize its network and deliver a better, more consistent experience with the products and services it offers.

United Plans Largest Domestic Schedule Since March 2020

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 1:00pm

The airline plans to offer more than 3,500 daily domestic flights in December, representing 91% of its domestic capacity compared to 2019.

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  • The airline plans to offer more than 3,500 daily domestic flights in December, representing 91% of its domestic capacity compared to 2019.
  • In December, United will begin new direct flights to Las Vegas and Phoenix from Cleveland, and to Orlando from Indianapolis.
  • Customers who prefer fresh powder can enjoy more flights to ski destinations with United than any other carrier.
  • In 2019, United and United Express carriers operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 162 million customers.

United Becomes First Airline to Introduce PayPal QR Codes as Inflight Payment Option

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 6:25pm

Starting next month, United customers on select flights can simply show a flight attendant the PayPal QR Code in the PayPal app and use it to buy snacks, drinks and other inflight purchases while onboard.

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  • Starting next month, United customers on select flights can simply show a flight attendant the PayPal QR Code in the PayPal app and use it to buy snacks, drinks and other inflight purchases while onboard.
  • United is the first airline to offer PayPal QR Codes, and this partnership is part of United's easy-to-use, industry-leading suite of contactless payment tools.
  • "Bringing PayPal QR Codes inflight reinforces our commitment to offering customers choice and provides a new level of touch-free convenience for consumers when making in-flight purchases, within the PayPal app they know and trust."
  • Customers can pay using PayPal QR Codes to enjoy one of many new food and beverage offerings United launched this year.

United to Hold Webcast of Third-Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 3:00pm

CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --United will hold a conference call to discuss third-quarter 2021 financial results on Wednesday, October 20 at 9:30 a.m. CT/10:30 a.m.

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  • CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --United will hold a conference call to discuss third-quarter 2021 financial results on Wednesday, October 20 at 9:30 a.m. CT/10:30 a.m.
  • A live, listen-only webcast of the conference call will be available at ir.united.com .
  • The company will issue its third-quarter financial results after market close on Tuesday, October 19.
  • In 2019, United and United Express carriers operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 162 million customers.

United Airlines and Airlink Announce Commercial Agreement to Help Customers Explore Southern Africa

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 2:00pm

CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, United Airlines and Airlink , a South African airline, announced a new codeshare agreement that will offer customers more connections between the U.S. and Southern Africa than any other airline alliance.

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  • CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, United Airlines and Airlink , a South African airline, announced a new codeshare agreement that will offer customers more connections between the U.S. and Southern Africa than any other airline alliance.
  • The new agreement, which is subject to government approval, will offer one stop connections from the U.S. to more than 40 destinations in Southern Africa.
  • "And now through our codeshare agreement with Airlink - which is the most expansive partnership in Southern Africa - customers will be able to easily explore more bucket list destinations across the continent including easy connections to Zambia, Zimbabwe and more."
  • In 2019, United and United Express carriers operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 162 million customers.

United Makes it Easier for Customers to Find and Use Travel Credits

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 4:47pm

Also, beginning next week, United will be the first to let customers use their travel credits for extra legroom seats and to pre-pay for checked baggage.

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  • Also, beginning next week, United will be the first to let customers use their travel credits for extra legroom seats and to pre-pay for checked baggage.
  • These industry firsts, along with other new options like the ability to combine multiple travel credits and use them on partner airlines, give United customers more flexibility than any other airline.
  • For customers who have travel credits issued on or before August 31, 2021, United is also allowing a one-time opportunity to share these credits with friends and family.
  • "Unlike most airlines where travel credits are difficult to use, at United we're doing something different," said Toby Enqvist, chief customer office for United.

United Airlines Plans to Begin Flights Between Washington, D.C. and Lagos, Nigeria in November

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 2:00pm

CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --United Airlines announced today that new service between Washington, D.C. and Lagos, Nigeria will begin November 29 (subject to government approval).

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  • CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --United Airlines announced today that new service between Washington, D.C. and Lagos, Nigeria will begin November 29 (subject to government approval).
  • "Lagos joins nearly 50 other nonstop international destinations currently served by the National Capital Region's gateway to the world."
  • Flights will depart Washington, D.C. on Monday, Thursday and Saturday and return from Lagos on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
  • In 2019, United and United Express carriers operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 162 million customers.

United Rentals Names Larry De Shon to Board of Directors

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 9:15pm

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced that Larry De Shon has joined the companys board of directors, effective immediately.

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  • United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced that Larry De Shon has joined the companys board of directors, effective immediately.
  • His appointment expands the composition of the board to 12 members, of which 10 are independent directors.
  • Michael Kneeland, chairman of United Rentals, said, Larry De Shon is a strong addition to our board.
  • Hes an innovative thinker whose credentials are directly relevant to United Rentals strategy and business model critical, service-intensive solutions delivered at scale, with diverse customer markets.

Archer and Atlas Crest Announce Strategic Reset of Transaction Terms to Further Align with World-Class Investors and Achieve Long-Term Partnership; Oscar Munoz, Former United Airlines Chairman and CEO, Joins the Archer Board

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 1:00pm

The new transaction terms adjust the pro forma enterprise value of Archer from $2.7 billion to $1.7 billion, a 38% reduction.

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  • The new transaction terms adjust the pro forma enterprise value of Archer from $2.7 billion to $1.7 billion, a 38% reduction.
  • It is anticipated that the post-closing company, Archer, will be listed on the NYSE with ticker symbol "ACHR."
  • In further news today, Archer is announcing the appointment of Oscar Munoz, former United Airlines Chairman and CEO, to the companys board.
  • Duff & Phelps, LLC has provided a fairness opinion in connection with the transaction to the Atlas Crest board of directors.