United Airlines Holdings

United Hires Maria Deacon as Senior Vice President of Technical Operations

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today named Maria Deacon senior vice president of technical operations, overseeing the carrier's maintenance operations, ground service equipment and facilities maintenance, supply chain, technical services, and planning and strategy. Deacon will also shape the continued growth and investment in United's Calibrate apprenticeship program, helping the airline expand and diversify its next generation of maintenance employees.

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  • CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today named Maria Deacon senior vice president of technical operations, overseeing the carrier's maintenance operations, ground service equipment and facilities maintenance, supply chain, technical services, and planning and strategy.
  • Most recently, Deacon served as GE Aerospace's general manager of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO).
  • In her new role at the airline, Deacon will report to United's Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer Greg Hart.
  • United Airlines Holdings, Inc., the parent company of United Airlines, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".

United Airlines Invests in Battery-Maker Natron Energy With Eye Toward Further Electrifying Ground Operations

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced a strategic equity investment in Natron Energy, a battery manufacturer whose sodium-ion batteries have the potential to help United electrify its airport ground equipment like pushback tractors and operations at the gate. United has made substantial investments in companies developing technology to reduce aircraft emissions, but Natron is the first that has the potential to reduce the greenhouse gas footprint from United's ground operations.

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  • "United Airlines Ventures was created to identify companies spearheading the next generation of innovative and emissions-reducing technology," said Michael Leskinen, President of United Airline Ventures.
  • Natron's cutting-edge sodium-ion batteries presented an ideal opportunity to both potentially expand our sustainability investment portfolio to our ground operations, and to help make our airport operations more resilient.
  • United has more than 12,000 pieces of motorized ground equipment across its operations, of which about one third are currently electric.
  • United Airlines Holdings, Inc., the parent company of United Airlines, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".

United Becomes First U.S. Airline to Invest in Biofuel Refinery

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) announced a strategic investment in NEXT Renewable Fuels (NEXT), which is permitting a flagship biofuel refinery in Port Westward, Oregon, with expected production beginning in 2026. NEXT is a Houston-based company developing the biorefinery which, at full production, could produce up to 50,000 barrels per day of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), renewable diesel, and other renewable fuels. UAV could invest as much as $37.5 million into NEXT, as long as the company meets certain milestone targets.

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  • UAV could invest as much as $37.5 million into NEXT, as long as the company meets certain milestone targets.
  • "United's investment in NEXT strengthens our resolve to be one of the clean fuels leaders in the transportation sector."
  • United is bringing back our customers' favorite destinations and adding new ones on its way to becoming the world's best airline.
  • United Airlines Holdings, Inc., the parent company of United Airlines, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".

Customers can now sign up for CLEAR through the United App

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Friday, November 11, 2022

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- CLEAR (NYSE: YOU) and United Airlines today announced that United customers now have the ability to enroll in CLEAR through the award-winning United mobile app.

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  • NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- CLEAR (NYSE: YOU) and United Airlines today announced that United customers now have the ability to enroll in CLEAR through the award-winning United mobile app.
  • Enrolling in CLEAR in the United app takes seconds and saves time at the airport when travelers are often in a hurry.
  • Customers simply open the app and join CLEAR to enjoy frictionless experiences throughout their airport journey, as well as free experiences beyond the airport.
  • United Airlines Holdings, Inc., the parent company of United Airlines, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".

Archer and United Airlines Announce First Commercial Electric Air Taxi Route in the US: Downtown Manhattan to Newark Liberty International Airport

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) and United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL) today announced their first airport to city center route between Uniteds hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and New York City.

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  • Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) and United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL) today announced their first airport to city center route between Uniteds hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and New York City.
  • The goal of Archers electric air taxi network is to provide passengers with safe, quick, quiet and cost-effective transportation to and from EWR.
  • Archers proposed Manhattan to EWR route marks the first specific route that has been announced in the eVTOL industry.
  • United Airlines Holdings, Inc., the parent company of United Airlines, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".

United Brings Back Kids' Meals Onboard

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced the return of kids' meals onboard, just in time for holiday travel. From chicken tenders and grilled cheese to French toast and dessert, children can now enjoy both breakfast and lunch/dinner menus on select United flights where complimentary meals are served. To request a kids' meal, customers can choose the "Children's Special Meals" option when booking a ticket or add a request to an existing reservation using the United® mobile app. Starting next year, kids' meals will be available for pre-order to customers traveling in eligible cabins on select United flights. With pre-order, our youngest travelers will be able to choose the kids' meal they want to enjoy onboard before departure of any United flight eligible for pre-order.

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  • From chicken tenders and grilled cheese to French toast and dessert, children can now enjoy both breakfast and lunch/dinner menus on select United flights where complimentary meals are served.
  • To request a kids' meal, customers can choose the "Children's Special Meals" option when booking a ticket or add a request to an existing reservation using the United mobile app.
  • Starting next year, kids' meals will be available for pre-order to customers traveling in eligible cabins on select United flights.
  • United Airlines Holdings, Inc., the parent company of United Airlines, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".

United Customers Can Grab-and-Go at New Airport Club in Denver

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Monday, November 7, 2022

DENVER, Nov. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- United today announced it opened a new club concept at Denver International Airport designed for busy travelers who want to grab a snack, beverage or barista-made coffee on the way to their flight. United Club FlySM is a first-of-its-kind concept for a U.S. airline and gives a guilt-free option to the more than half of airport club and lounge visitors who like to take snacks to go1. This new format comes on the heels of United opening new club locations in Newark Liberty International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and reflects the airline's larger ambitions to create a bespoke club experience that meets the unique needs of travelers across its network.  

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  • United Club FlySM is a first-of-its-kind concept for a U.S. airline and gives a guilt-free option to the more than half of airport club and lounge visitors who like to take snacks to go1.
  • As part of United's ongoing commitment to renovate and introduce new United Club locations throughout its network and provide a more modern United brand experience, United Club Fly in Denver presents a contemporary design that celebrates the region a proud United hub for more than 30 years.
  • United Club members, travelers in premium cabins flying internationally and United Club one-time pass holders will have access to United Club Fly.
  • For photos and video of United Club Fly, visit here , and for more information on United Club locations and how to visit one, go to united.com/unitedclub .

United Launches Calibrate: Apprenticeship Program to Grow and Diversify Aircraft Technician Pipeline

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

CHICAGO, Nov. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced the launch of Calibrate, an in-house apprenticeship program that will help grow and diversify its pipeline of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs). The inaugural class starts next week in Houston as the airline plans to train more than 1,000 people at about a dozen locations by 2026, with the goal of at least half being women or people of color.

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  • Calibrate is a 36-month program in which participants "earn and learn" getting paid while completing the full-time certification and training process.
  • "This program will provide life-changing opportunities, help to diversify our workforce and give us access to an even bigger pool of talented, qualified, motivated people."
  • For more about how to join the United team, please visit www.united.com/careers and more information about the company is at www.united.com .
  • United Airlines Holdings, Inc., the parent company of United Airlines, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".

United and Jaguar Launch the First All-Electric Gate-to-Gate Airport Transfer Service in the U.S.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

CHICAGO, Oct. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines and Jaguar North America today launched the first gate-to-gate airport transfer service powered by an all-electric fleet in the U.S. Starting this month at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, select MileagePlus Premier members can enjoy chauffeured rides between their connecting aircraft in the 2023 Jaguar I-PACE HSE, the first all-electric performance SUV from Jaguar. The vehicles will go into service at United hubs in Denver, Houston, Newark/New York, Washington D.C, San Francisco and Los Angeles by the end of the year. These SUVs are expected to make an estimated 60 trips per day and transfer more than 1,000 United customers daily.

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  • These SUVs are expected to make an estimated 60 trips per day and transfer more than 1,000 United customers daily.
  • United's ground transfer service is a surprise benefit for select Premier MileagePlus members with tight connections at the air carrier's U.S. hub airports.
  • Through December 31, 2022, United MileagePlus members can earn 50,000 miles through the purchase or lease a new Jaguar vehicle.
  • United Airlines Holdings, Inc., the parent company of United Airlines, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".

United Continues Transatlantic Leadership with Debut of 2023 Summer Schedule

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today continued its transatlantic leadership among U.S. carriers with the debut of the airline's 2023 summer schedule that includes adding new service to three cities – Malaga, Spain; Stockholm, Sweden; and Dubai, UAE – as well as six more flights to some of the most popular destinations in Europe, including Rome, Paris, Barcelona, London, Berlin, and Shannon. In total, United will fly to 37 cities in Europe, Africa, India and the Middle East next summer, more destinations than all other U.S. airlines combined.

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  • In total, United will fly to 37 cities in Europe, Africa, India and the Middle East next summer, more destinations than all other U.S. airlines combined.
  • United continues to expand its best-in-class European network from Chicago next summer with new direct, daily flights to Barcelona on a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, starting May 25.
  • Next summer, United will fly to 14 destinations in Europe from Chicago, more than any other airline.
  • United Airlines Holdings, Inc., the parent company of United Airlines, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".