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

U.S. Activates 18 Aircraft From CRAF For Afghan Evacuation

By Steve Trimble Aug 22, 2021
The third CRAF call-up in 41 years will include three aircraft each from American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines and Omni Air; two from Hawaiian Airlines and four from United Airlines. 
Budget, Policy & Operations

United Airlines To Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines For All Employees

By Ben Goldstein Aug 09, 2021
United Airlines became the first U.S. legacy carrier to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees, as the delta coronavirus variant sweeps through North America and threatens the ongoing recovery in air travel demand.
Airlines & Lessors

Weekly Debrief: Database Shows AAM Aircraft Orders On Rise

By Carole Rickard Hedden Aug 09, 2021
The Aviation Week Network has compiled aircraft orders for decades, but tracking the emerging and building order stream for advanced air mobility (AAM) airplanes is a different matter entirely.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: Does United Have What It Takes To Go Premium?

By Ben Goldstein Aug 02, 2021
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby is betting that corporate and long-haul international traffic will fully recover over the next few years—and that United will be ready to meet it with its network of large coastal hubs and fleet of premium-heavy aircraft.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: United CEO Kirby’s Moves To Industry Leadership

By Jens Flottau Jul 22, 2021
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby has been the driving force behind initiatives that have positioned United Airlines as the avant-garde of the global airline industry.
Airlines & Lessors

United, Mesa Back Swedish Electric Regional Airliner Startup Heart

By Graham Warwick Jul 13, 2021
United Airlines and its regional affiliate Mesa Airlines have conditionally agreed to order 200 19-passenger electric airliners from Heart Aerospace as they participated in the Swedish startup's $35 million Series A funding round.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: United Order Puts Spotlight Back On Gauge

By Ben Goldstein Jun 30, 2021
“It’s all about gauge, gauge, gauge”—that's how United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby described the company’s recently announced 270-aircraft narrowbody order on an investor call June 29.
Airlines & Lessors

United Airlines Bets On 737 MAX, A321neo Gauge, Orders 270 Jets

By Ben Goldstein Jun 29, 2021
The order from Chicago-based United—its biggest ever and the largest by any airline in over a decade—consists of 50 737-8s, 150 737-10s and 70 A321neos.
Airlines & Lessors

United Airlines Sees Different Post-Crisis Domestic Dynamics For LCCs

By Lori Ranson Jun 04, 2021
United Airlines believes dynamics in the post-pandemic domestic market will be different for LCCs looking to capitalize on the shrinking of larger network airlines. 
Airlines & Lessors

United Airlines Plans Supersonic Future With Boom Overture Orders

By Guy Norris Jun 03, 2021
The United deal, which also covers options for 35 additional aircraft, envisages introduction of the first civil supersonic services on trans-Atlantic and Pacific routes by 2029.
Airlines & Lessors

United Airlines Remains Bullish On Travel Recovery’s Pace

By Sean Broderick May 26, 2021
United Airlines sees a steady climb underway that will help continue the post-summer leisure travel surge and deliver positive earnings in the 2021 third quarter. 
Airlines & Lessors

U.S. Airlines To Increase Spanish Service

By David Casey May 24, 2021
American Airlines and United Airlines are to increase service to Spain after the European country’s government confirmed that borders would reopen from June 7 to travelers who have been fully vaccinated.
Airlines & Lessors

United Airlines To Fly 80% Of Pre-Crisis U.S. Schedule In July

By Ben Goldstein May 17, 2021
The airline added 400 new flights to its July schedule, including a host of routes to leisure destinations in the U.S., as well as select flights to Europe.
Airlines & Lessors

United Airlines Says PW4000 Inspection Work Progressing

By Sean Broderick Apr 29, 2021
United Airlines said Pratt & Whitney, the FAA and other stakeholders are making progress on getting Pratt PW4000-series engines back in service but declined to say when its affected 777s will return.
Workforce & Training

United To Operate Two-Thirds Of 2019 Domestic Schedule In June

By Ben Goldstein Apr 23, 2021
United Airlines plans to operate approximately two-thirds of its 2019 domestic schedule in June, as U.S. carriers prepare for what is expected to be a strong summer leisure travel season.
Airports & Routes

Daily Memo: United, Delta Take Different Views On Carbon Offsets

By Lori Ranson Apr 22, 2021
There are nuances among some airlines in the U.S. regarding the best short and longer-term solutions to combat climate change, particularly with respect to carbon offsets. 
Airlines & Lessors

United Awards Narrowbody Airframe MRO Contract

By Lee Ann Shay Apr 22, 2021
United Airlines has awarded a narrowbody aircraft maintenance contract to AAR, which will perform the work at its facility in Rockford, Illinois.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Air Canada Faces Intricate Financing Package From Federal Government

By Lori Ranson Apr 13, 2021
Air Canada’s long-awaited federal financing package has several complexities the airline needs to address as the recovery in Canada’s air travel market remains more uncertain than ever. 
Airlines & Lessors