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United Airlines Suspends China, Hong Kong Flights Through End of April

United Airlines Suspends China, Hong Kong Flights Through End of April

United Airlines said Wednesday it will extend the suspension of its flights to and from China.
The suspension includes non-stop flights from the States to Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.  United originally suspended flights to mainland China at the end of January and to Hong Kong on February 4.
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United Airlines Acquires Flight Academy to Help Train Next Generation of Pilots

United Airlines Acquires Flight Academy to Help Train Next Generation of Pilots

United Airlines announced the purchase of the Westwind School of Aeronautics, a flight academy, in Phoenix, Arizona and that it will rename it the United Aviate Academy.
The move will allow the airline to create a pipeline for some of the 10,000 future pilots it expects to hire in the coming decade.  It will be part of its Aviate recruiting program that the Chicago-based carrier announced last year that connects pilots-in-training …

United Airlines Upgrades Kosher In-Flight Dining Options

United Airlines Upgrades Kosher In-Flight Dining Options

United Airlines announced a revamped kosher menu that will be available on its flights to Tel Aviv.
The Chicago-based carrier currently offers non-stop service to Israel from its hubs in the New York metro area, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C
New menu items in coach will include fresh bagels, a cheese omelette, blintzes, chicken marsala, and a kale quinoa burger.  The dessert menu will include rugelach and black-and-white cookies.
In the airline’s Polaris …

United Airlines Cements Plans for Enlarged Footprint in Denver

United Airlines Cements Plans for Enlarged Footprint in Denver

United Airlines moved ahead with its expansion plans at Denver International Airport on Friday. United CEO Oscar Munoz signed the airline’s proposal to amend its current lease along with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.
Last month, the Denver City Council approved a contract with the airline that will give it 24 additional gates as well as space for new clubs and offices.  The additional gates will come from new construction at the airport  …

American, United Suspend All Flights to Hong Kong Amidst Coronavirus Fears

American, United Suspend All Flights to Hong Kong Amidst Coronavirus Fears

American Airlines and, later, United Airlines announced on Tuesday the suspension of flights to Hong Kong from the United States.
Both carriers cited a sharp drop in demand amidst concerns about the novel coronavirus.
American suspended its Hong Kong flights immediately and through February 20.  United said the suspension will go into effect on February 8.
Last week American, United, as well as Delta Air Lines suspended flights to mainland China.  At the …

United Airlines Suspends China Flights One Day Early

United Airlines Suspends China Flights One Day Early

United Airlines said it would suspend all flights to and from China one day earlier than planned.
On Friday, the Chicago-based airline said it would suspend flights to China starting February 5, as did rival Delta Air Lines.  United said it expects to resume China operations on March 28.
Rival American Airlines suspended flights on Friday, the day it announced the move.
United and American both said they expect to continue Hong Kong …

Airlines Rush to Implement New Coronavirus Screening Protocols

Airlines Rush to Implement New Coronavirus Screening Protocols

New U.S. restrictions intended to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus on travel went into effect Sunday afternoon
The United States is barring any foreign national who has traveled to China in the past 14 days from entering the United States. The temporary rule exempts immediate family members of American citizens and permanent residents.  The regulations were put into place after Thursday’s declaration by the World Health Organization of a …