Tag: United Airlines

Embraer and United Airlines Sign Contract for 25 E175s

Embraer and United Airlines announced at the 2018 Farnborough Airshow that they signed a firm order for 25 E175 jets in a 70-seat configuration. The contract has a value of USD 1.1 billion, based on current list prices, and will be included in Embraer’s 2018 third-quarter backlog. Deliveries will begin in the second quarter of […]

United Airlines’ First 737 MAX 9 Takes Flight from Houston

United Airlines became the first North American carrier to operate the fuel efficient Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. The brand new plane entered service as United flight 686 between United’s hub at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Orlando International Airport in Florida. The MAX is also scheduled to operate flights today between Houston and […]

United Airlines Takes Delivery of the Fuel Efficient 737 MAX 9

United Airlines announced that it has taken delivery of its first 737 MAX 9 aircraft from the Boeing Delivery Center in Seattle, WA. The new aircraft, which arrived right after Earth Day, reduces fuel use and CO2 emissions significantly compared with older generation aircraft. In honor of this more eco-friendly aircraft, United has given the […]

United Airlines Reports First-Quarter 2018 Performance

United Airlines (UAL) has reported its first-quarter 2018 financial results. UAL reported first-quarter net income of $147 million, diluted earnings per share of $0.52, pre-tax earnings of $184 million and pre-tax margin of 2.0 percent. Excluding special charges and mark-to-market adjustments, UAL reported first-quarter net income of $143 million, diluted earnings per share of $0.50, pre-tax […]

United Boeing 777 Lands in Honolulu After Losing Engine Cover

A United Airlines flight landed safely Tuesday in Honolulu after an engine cover came off during its flight from California, the airline said. “Our pilots followed all necessary protocols to safely land the aircraft,” United said in a statement, adding that all passengers departed the Boeing 777 normally at the gate. The airliner landed as […]

Record Low for ‘Bumped’ U.S. Passenger Numbers in 2017

The U.S Transportation Department has released 2017 figures for the number of passengers ‘bumped’ off flights, revealing a total of 23,223 passengers were forced off an aircraft or had their flights tickets revoked. This equates to a figure of approximately one passenger for every 29,000 travelers. The biggest ‘culprit’ was Southwest Airlines, which accounted for […]

United Airlines to Add 40 CRJ-200s in 2018

United Airlines will add a further forty CRJ-200 operated under a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) by Air Wisconsin in 2018 to boost the United Express feeder service, the carrier announced in the annual investor update on January 23, 2018. The increase is within the scope of a CPA the airlines signed last year, which covers […]

Fuel Prices Rise But Major Airlines Have No Hedging Plans

Commenting at the Airline Economics Conference in Dublin on Monday, January 22, four of the major carriers, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Dubai-based Emirates, confirmed they will not be hedging fuel bills, despite a recent rise in the cost of oil. For the first time in three years, the global Trent benchmark […]

United Cancelled Two Flights to New Delhi Due to Smog

United Airlines cancelled two Newark-Delhi Int’l flights after heavy smog had covered the Indian capital. The temporal suspension has been implemented on November 10 according to the carrier’s announcement. It was originally scheduled to last at least until November 13, but eventually, only flights departing Newark on November 10 and November 11 were cancelled, according […]

United Says Farewell to the “Queen of the Skies”

United Airlines has ended its 47-year relationship with the Boeing 747 with a special ‘retro’ flight from San Francisco to Honolulu in acknowledgement of its first-ever commercial flight on July 23, 1970. This last flight follows on from the carrier’s final international 747 flight, from Seoul to San Francisco, on October 29. More than 300 […]