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United Airlines Appoints New Independent Board Member

United Airlines Appoints New Independent Board Member

United Airlines announced the appointment of Laysha Ward to the company’s board of directors.
Ms. Ward is executive vice president at Target, the eighth-largest retailer in the United States. She joined the company in 2008 and was promoted to executive vice president in 2015.  She is also the company’s chief engagement officer.
Expounding on the selection of Ms. Ward, United’s executive chairman, Oscar Munoz, explained that “we were focused on finding a leader …

United Airlines Flight to Hawaii Suffers Engine Failure, Rains Down Debris on Denver Suburb

United Airlines Flight to Hawaii Suffers Engine Failure, Rains Down Debris on Denver Suburb

A United Airlines Boeing 777-200 was forced to return to Denver International Airport after it suffered an engine failure shortly after taking off.
The incident sent engine debris raining down on the homes, cars, and soccer fields of a Denver suburb, Broomfield, Colorado.
The police department there said it had received “reports that a plane flying over Broomfield had engine trouble and dropped debris in several neighborhoods around 1:08 p.m.” in a …

United Airlines to Offer New Non-Stop Service from Boston to London Heathrow

United Airlines to Offer New Non-Stop Service from Boston to London Heathrow

United Airlines announced plans to offer new, non-stop service between Boston and London.
The late-night, once-daily service, which will start later this year, will operate using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.  Flights will depart Boston Logan International Airport at 10 p.m. local time and arrive at London Heathrow Airport 9:35 a.m. Return flights will depart London at 5 p.m. and arrive in Boston at 7:30 p.m.
The Chicago-based airline said it was “thrilled” to …

United Further Delays Return to JFK

United Further Delays Return to JFK

United Airlines, which had planned to return to John F. Kennedy International Airport after a five-year absence, said it was delaying that move by an additional month.
In November, the Chicago-based airline said it will return to the airport on February 1, 2021 and then postponed it to February 28. The new date is March 28.
The airline again cited the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel as the reason for the delay.
Starting …

United Airlines to Invest $20 Million in Air Taxi Startup

United Airlines to Invest $20 Million in Air Taxi Startup

United Airlines said Wednesday that it will invest$20 million in an electric air taxistart-up and purchase aircraft from it.
The Chicago-based airline said it plans to buy as many as 200 aircraft from Archer Aviation, an electric air taxistart-up that announced plans, also on Wednesday, to go public.
The deal, Archer said, is valued it at about $1 billion.
“Part of how United will combat global warming is embracing emerging technologies that decarbonize …

Saying Covid Has Changed It Forever, United Airlines Posts $7.1 Billion Loss for 2020

Saying Covid Has Changed It Forever, United Airlines Posts $7.1 Billion Loss for 2020

United Airlines announced financial results for the fourth quarter of 2020 as well as for the full calendar year.
The Chicago-based airline recorded a net loss of $1.9 billion in the quarter, compared with a profit of $641 million in the same period in 2019.
The carrier also reported a $7.1 billion loss for the year.
The airline said it expects 2021 to be a year of transition “focused on preparing for a …

United Appoints New Sr. Vice President of Worldwide Sales

United Appoints New Sr. Vice President of Worldwide Sales

United Airlines announced the appointment of Doreen Burse to the position of senior vice president, worldwide sales.
Ms. Burse is currently vice president of global sales for United States and Canada at Marriott International and has spent the majority of her career – over 33 years – at the hotel chain.
She will join the airline on March 1, 2021.  Once there, she will report to Andrew Nocella, the airline’s chief commercial …