United Airlines Pilots Reach Tentative Agreement On New Contract

By Ben Goldstein Jun 24, 2022
Pilots at United Airlines have reached a tentative agreement towards a new contract, setting the stage for a ratification vote next month that would make them first among their major airline peers to successfully negotiate a post-pandemic contract.
Airlines & Lessors

United To Invest $100M In Denver Pilot Training Center Expansion

By Ben Goldstein Jun 02, 2022
The new building at United Airlines' Denver Flight Training Center will house additional simulators and training classrooms, part of an effort to hire and train thousands of new pilots in coming years
Maintenance & Training

FAA Clears Return To Service For 52 United 777-200s

By Ben Goldstein May 17, 2022
The FAA issued final paperwork clearing the return to service of 52 Pratt & Whitney-powered Boeing 777-200s operated by United Airlines, ending a grounding that has constrained the carrier’s widebody capacity over the last fifteen months.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

United Airlines Seeks Three Cape Town Slots From Washington Dulles

By Ben Goldstein May 13, 2022
The application for three of the remaining available slots would enhance United’s African offering by creating direct connections between the U.S. and South Africa capitals.
Airports & Routes

Washington Dulles Seeks FAA Funds To Build New Regional Concourse

By Aaron Karp Apr 26, 2022
Washington Dulles is proposing the construction of a new 14-gate concourse for regional airline flights.
Airports & Routes

Daily Memo: How Bad Is The Pilot Shortage? United’s Done The Math

By Lori Ranson Apr 25, 2022
U.S. airlines were battling a pilot shortage well before the COVID-19 pandemic, but the crisis has exacerbated the challenge with no short-term solution in sight. 
Airlines & Lessors

American, United Alter Fleet Plans Amid 787 Delivery Uncertainty

By Sean Broderick Apr 22, 2022
Updated fleet plans from two U.S.-based Boeing 787 operators include some 2022 deliveries but continue to slide units into future years amid ongoing uncertainty over when the FAA will allow resumption of customer hand-overs. 
Airlines & Lessors

United Airlines Invests $5M In SAF Startup Cemvita Factory

By Ben Goldstein Mar 29, 2022
The investment is the third sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) deal in the portfolio of United Airlines Ventures, which is focused on investing in next-generation aviation technologies including SAF, hydrogen- and electric-powered aircraft.
Airlines & Lessors

United Vies With Delta For South Africa Frequencies

By David Casey Mar 07, 2022
United and Delta are both looking to acquire U.S.-South Africa frequencies, which are limited under the current air services agreement between the countries.
Airports & Routes

United Airlines Opens Training Academy Amid Regional Pilot Shortage

By Ben Goldstein Jan 31, 2022
United Airlines became the first major U.S. carrier to open its own flight school, part of an effort to address a looming pilot shortage that is expected to worsen in coming years. 
Airlines & Lessors

United Airlines Rolls Back 2022 Capacity In Face Of Omicron

By Aaron Karp Jan 25, 2022
United Airlines has revised down its flying program for 2022, now conceding its full-year capacity will be below 2019 levels because of the omicron coronavirus variant.
Airlines & Lessors

Idled United Airlines 777s Will Start Resuming Service In March

By Lori Ranson Jan 20, 2022
United Airlines plans to start adding 52 parked Boeing 777s back into service in March, marking a milestone for the sub-fleet idled for nearly a year.
Airlines & Lessors

Virgin Australia Switches From Delta To United In Transpacific Market

By Adrian Schofield Dec 14, 2021
The broader transpacific partnership is particularly crucial for Virgin Australia since it is no longer offering its own flights to the U.S after restructuring in 2020.
Airlines & Lessors

Boom Reportedly In Talks For North Carolina Overture Production Site

By Guy Norris Dec 09, 2021
The Denver-based startup is reportedly in final negotiations to develop a production facility for its Overture supersonic airliner at Piedmont Triad International Airport near Greensboro, North Carolina.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Thanksgiving Traffic Gives U.S. Airlines Busiest Day Of Pandemic Era

By Ben Goldstein Nov 29, 2021
Passenger numbers in the U.S. reached their highest levels since Spring 2020, but new concerns about the omicron coronavirus variant could threaten momentum during the winter travel season.
Airports & Routes

United Airlines To Restart Singapore Flights

By David Casey Nov 18, 2021
One of the farthest routes in United Airlines’ network will return in January with the restart of flights between San Francisco (SFO) and Singapore Changi (SIN).
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: A Munich Meeting With United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby

By Jens Flottau Nov 05, 2021
Kirby sat down with Aviation Week to discuss United Airline's current business and plans for the carrier's fleet.
Airlines & Lessors

United Airlines To Increase London Service, Sets Boston Launch Date

By David Casey Oct 28, 2021
Strong corporate demand between the U.S. and the UK is fueling the carrier’s latest transatlantic expansion.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Cargo’s Star Power Shows No Signs Of Fading Anytime Soon

By Lori Ranson Oct 15, 2021
With cargo demand projected to exceed 2019 levels both in 2021 and 2022, it’s not surprising that passenger airlines will continue to lean on their cargo operations to supplement their revenue for the foreseeable future. 
Airlines & Lessors

United Airlines Ramps Up Transatlantic Network For Summer 2022

By David Casey Oct 14, 2021
The Chicago-based carrier is adding five new points to its route map.
Airports & Routes

United Airlines Unveils Largest Domestic Schedule Since Pandemic Start

By Ben Goldstein Oct 07, 2021
United Airlines plans to operate its largest domestic schedule since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic this December, part of an effort to accommodate an expected surge in holiday travel. 
Airlines & Lessors

United Airlines Boosts South Africa Presence With Airlink Partnership

By David Casey Sep 29, 2021
The agreement, which is subject to government approval, will be in addition to United Airlines’ existing tie-up with struggling Star Alliance member South African Airways.
Airports & Routes

Newark Slots Opened To LCCs To Boost Competition

Sep 17, 2021
The U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) plans to award the rights for several peak flights at Newark Liberty International (EWR) to a LCC or ULCC to spur competition and reduce fares.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

U.S. Carriers Adjust Vaccine Policies To Boost Worker Uptake

By Ben Goldstein Sep 16, 2021
Southwest Airlines and United Airlines announced updated employee vaccination policies, as U.S. carriers experiment with carrots and sticks to incentivize greater vaccine uptake among their workers.
Airlines & Lessors

United Eyes Pratt-Powered 777 Return; Nacelle Fix Delays Persist

By Sean Broderick Sep 09, 2021
The global fleet of 128 Boeing 777s with PW4000s has been grounded since late February following a failure onboard a United 777 near Denver—the third PW4000-powered 777 in-service event in three years linked to a cracked fan blade.
Airlines & Lessors