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United Airlines Narrows Loss, ‘Expects Profitability’ in Q3 and Beyond

United Airlines Narrows Loss, ‘Expects Profitability’ in Q3 and Beyond

United Airlines announced financial results for the second quarter of 2021.
The Chicago-based carrier reported a net loss of $434 million, its sixth consecutive loss, and an adjusted net loss of $1.3 billion on revenue of $5.5 billion, down 52% compared to the same period in 2019, but up 70% from the first quarter of the current year.
The company did not release any comparisons in performance with results from 2020 due …

United and Mesa Plan Purchase of 100 Electric Aircraft Each for Short Trips

United and Mesa Plan Purchase of 100 Electric Aircraft Each for Short Trips

United Airlines and Mesa Airlines announced Tuesday that they would each purchase 100 ES-19 electric aircraft.
The deal with Heart Aerospace, a Swedish company, also involves undisclosed investments by United’s venture arm as well as by Mesa.
The ES-19 is a nineteen-seat aircraft that is expected to be available in 2026.  Each airline has agreed to purchase 100 of them provided the final product meets the airlines’ specifications.
Because they are limited in …

United Airlines CEO Doesn’t Expect Travel to Fully Recover Until 2023

Travel is not likely to return in full to pre-pandemic levels until at least 2023, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said in an interview on Sunday.
Speaking on the CBS news program “Face the Nation,” Kirby said that, given the pent-up demand for people to “connect with the world,” leisure travel has exceeded 100% of pre-pandemic levels, but the demand on the business side is still down by 60% as many …

United Airlines Adds 150 New Flights to ‘Warm Weather’ Destinations to Winter Schedule

United Airlines Adds 150 New Flights to ‘Warm Weather’ Destinations to Winter Schedule

United Airlines announced the addition of almost 150 new flights to what it termed “warm-weather cities” come winter.
The additions are part of the airline’s preparations for a return to normalcy in air travel.
“United has prepared for the return of air travel for more than a year, matching its flying schedule and aircraft availability to demand by maintaining close coordination between its network planning teams and the airline’s operating groups,” it …

United Airlines Debuts ‘Time to Let Yourself Fly’ 2021 Olympics-Themed Advertising Campaign

United Airlines Debuts ‘Time to Let Yourself Fly’ 2021 Olympics-Themed Advertising Campaign

United Airlines introduced its new “Time to Let Yourself Fly” Olympics-themed advertising campaign on Wednesday.
The campaign features Olympians Kolohe Andino, a world record-holder surfer from San Clemente; Simone Biles, the world’s most decorated female gymnast in history; Julie Ertz, a two-time World Cup football (soccer in America) defender; Jessica Long, a 23-time Paralympic medalist swimmer; and Oz Sanchez, a six-time Paralympic hand cyclist medalist, who together form “Team United.”
A video …

Great Moments in Travel History – July 2021

July is the seventh month of the calendar and was named after the Roman general Julius Caesar as it was the month of his birth.  Prior to that time it was known as Quintillis, or the fifth month of the ten-month Roman calendar.
Falling between June and August, July is typically the start of the “dog days” of summer, a period of hot, humid, and uncomfortable weather.  The ancient Romans blamed …

After Massive Aircraft Order, United Says It Will Hire 25,000 New Employees by 2026

After Massive Aircraft Order, United Says It Will Hire 25,000 New Employees by 2026

United Airlines, fresh on the heels of announcing its largest aircraft order ever, said Tuesday it plans to add 25,000 new union jobs by 2026 to support the flying that the new jetliners will bring to the company.
The move comes just one year after airlines were parking hundreds of planes in the desert amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in air travel, but the rebound in leisure travel has given airline …