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United Operates Passenger Flight Using 100% Sustainable Fuel

United Operates Passenger Flight Using 100% Sustainable Fuel

United Airlines operated what it termed the aviation industry’s first-ever passenger flight that used 100% petroleum-based sustainable aviation fuel.
The Boeing 737 Max departed Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport Wednesday morning with over 100 passengers on board.  The passenger list included the airline’s CEO, Scott Kirby.
“Today’s SAF flight is not only a significant milestone for efforts to decarbonize our industry, but when combined with the surge in commitments to produce and purchase …

As 2022 Approaches, Airlines and Hotels Extend Elite Status Once Again

While the number of people flying and driving great distances hit a pandemic high over the Thanksgiving holiday, the travel industry isn’t seeing sustainable increases as the world heads into the final six weeks of the year.
Airlines and hotel chains are making note and taking steps to keep their best customers happy with yet another year of bestowed elite status, mirroring at least in part what happened at the end …

United Airlines to Launch New Shuttle from Newark to Washington, D.C.

United Airlines to Launch New Shuttle from Newark to Washington, D.C.

United Airlines announced plans to introduce a new hourly shuttle service linking the New York metropolitan area with Washingto, D.C.
The shuttle will operate between Newark Liberty International and Reagan National airports on a “near-hourly” basis starting at 6 a.m. local time and ending at 10 p.m.
The Chicago-based airline will operate the new shuttle using the Bombardier CRJ-550 aircraft.  The two-class airliner  and seats ten in the first-class cabin, 30 in …

United Airlines Reports 32% Drop in Revenue for Third Quarter

United Airlines Reports 32% Drop in Revenue for Third Quarter

United Airlines announced financial results for the third quarter of 2021.
The Chicago-based airline reported net income of $473 million, a figure that was boosted by $1.13 billion in federal payroll aid, on revenue of $7.75 billion,
Net income was down 54% from $1,024 million in 2019, while revenue fell 31.9% compared to the same period in 2019.
United said that, despite the impact of the Delta variant of the coronavirus in the …

Coronavirus News Briefing – Oct. 16: United Air Vaccine Mandate On Hold for Workers Claiming Religious or Medical Exemption

Coronavirus News Briefing – Oct. 16: United Air Vaccine Mandate On Hold for Workers Claiming Religious or Medical Exemption

Russia reported its largest daily number of new coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic, health officials there said on Sunday.  The figure – 34,303 – was over 70% higher than the number of new cases just one month ago as the country faces what may be its greatest coronavirus challenge yet.  Just 20,174 new cases were reported on September 19, 2021.
The country’s national coronavirus task force said on …

With ‘Big Expectations,’ United Airlines Will Ramp Up Transatlantic Service in 2022

With ‘Big Expectations,’ United Airlines Will Ramp Up Transatlantic Service in 2022

United Airlines announced a major expansion of its transatlantic service, adding five routes and increasing the frequency of flights to five more including new capital-to-capital service to Berlin from the United States.
In making the announcement. United said it has “big expectations for a rebound in travel to Europe for summer.”
The Chicago-based carrier said it will start new flights from Washington, D.C. to Amman in Jordan and from New York City …

United Promotes Network Planning Exec Gupta to SVP

United Promotes Network Planning Exec Gupta to SVP

United Airlines made multiple executive appointments and promotions on Monday in addition to announcing new global sourcing organizations within the company.
The Chicago-based carrier announced the promotion of Ankit Gupta, vice president of network planning and scheduling, to the position of senior vice president of domestic planning.  Mr. Gupta is also being promoted to the position of senior vice president of United Express, the airline’s regional operation.
Mr. Gupta, noted Andrew Nocella, …