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United Airlines, Pilots Union Closer to Saving Several Thousand Jobs

United Airlines, Pilots Union Closer to Saving Several Thousand Jobs

Leaders at the union representing 13,000 pilots at United Airlines voted to approve a tentative deal that could save several thousand jobs.
The layoffs, were they to take place, would be a result of the coronavirus pandemic-induced drop in travel.
The United Airlines branch of the Air Line Pilots Union reached the tentative agreement on September 10.
Both United and the pilots union declined to comment on details of the agreement, although the …

United Airlines CEO: Travel Unlikely to Recover Until Broad Distribution of a Vaccine

No other industry is feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as much as travel and hospitality and airlines are on the front lines when it comes to losses in revenue, furloughs and layoffs, and general panic.
Scott Kirby, CEO of United Airlines, can tell you just how bad it is.
The pandemic has ravaged the airline industry, bringing business travel to a halt, preventing people from traveling internationally, and curbing leisure …

Coronavirus News: Friday, September 11 – Death Rate Declining Six Months Into the Pandemic

Coronavirus News: Friday, September 11 –  Death Rate Declining Six Months Into the Pandemic

The worldwide number of reported virus cases crossed the 28 million mark on Thursday and now stands at 28.37 million, an increase of over 302,593 cases in the past 24 hours.  The number of deaths reached the 900,000 mark on Wednesday as well, and now stands at 914,643 based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics.
There are now over 7 million active cases …

United Airlines Pilots Reach Tentative Deal to Avert Furloughs

United Airlines Pilots Reach Tentative Deal to Avert Furloughs

United Airlines and the union that represents its pilots announced an agreement that would avoid the furloughs that last month the carrier had said were necessary.
The airline had warned that it would be forced to furlough 2,850 of its 13,000 pilots as well as 13,000 other employees amidst the downturn in travel since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Both United and the pilots union declined to comment on details of …

United Airlines to Add New International Routes Including Flights to Africa and India

United Airlines to Add New International Routes Including Flights to Africa and India

United Airlines announced a major expansion to its international network.  The Chicago-based carrier will add new non-stop service to Africa, India, and Hawaii.
The carrier will introduce non-stop service linking Chicago and New Delhi in December, and add non-stop service between San Francisco and Bangalore in the spring, at which time it will also add service from its New York area hub to Johannesburg. Other new routes to Africa include Washington, D.C. …

United Airlines Appoints New Sr. V.P. for Airport Operations

United Airlines Appoints New Sr. V.P. for Airport Operations

United Airlines announced the appointment of Mike Hanna to the position of senior vice president of airport operations.
In his new role, Mr. Hanna will be responsible for leading airport operations teams across the globe.
“Mike has led from the heart, empowering employees and making strategic decisions that have continually fueled and supported United’s success,” said Jon Roitmann, the airline’s chief operating officer.
Mr. Hanna most recently served as vice president of the …

United Airlines to Operate 34% of its Schedule in September, 40% in October

United Airlines to Operate 34% of its Schedule in September, 40% in October

United Airlines said it plans to operate 34% of its schedule compared to the same period in 2019 in September, and 40% in October as the coronavirus pandemic continues to adversely impact travel.
The airline it is planning its new schedules based on customer demand and the anticipation of a slower period of leisure travel, which is typical for the post-summer season.
“We continue to be data-driven and realistic in our approach …