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United Makes Long-Awaited Return to JFK

United Makes Long-Awaited Return to JFK

After a five-year absence, United Airlines returned to John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday.
The airline inaugurated service on its premium transcon routes to Los Angeles and San Francisco with one outbound and one return flight to each destination.
The airline will operate one flight daily to Los Angeles International and San Francisco International airports and plans to increase that number to two as demand grows.
The Chicago-based airline had originally planned …

United to Launch 26 New Routes from the Midwest and Northeast

United to Launch 26 New Routes from the Midwest and Northeast

United Airlines announced that it will begin 26 new routes from seven cities in the Midwest and the Northeast starting in May. The carrier also said that it will resume over 20 domestic routes discontinued amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel, as well as add new flights between Orange County and Honolulu.
The Chicago-based airline will launch thrice-weekly flights linking Cleveland to Charleston, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; …

U.S. Airlines Cancel 27,000 Planned Furloughs As Biden Signs Stimulus Bill

U.S. Airlines Cancel 27,000 Planned Furloughs As Biden Signs Stimulus Bill

American Airlines and United Airlines separately cancelled a total of 27,000 planned furloughs following the passage of the historic $1.9 trillion coronavirus pandemic relief act by Congress.
President Joseph Biden signed the bill into law Thursday evening.
“This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country and giving people in this nation, working people, middle class folks, people who built the country, a fighting chance,” Biden said in the Oval …

Southwest Restarts Boeing 737 Max Operations

Southwest Restarts Boeing 737 Max Operations

Southwest Airlines announced that it had returned the beleagured Boeing 737 Max to the skies after two years of being grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Dallas-based airline became the sixth airline in North America to do so, after American Airlines, WestJet, Air Canada, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines.
The action comes two years after the planes were grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration following two hull losses, one in 2018 …

United to Offer Connecting Service to Breckenridge and Fort Collins via Bus

United to Offer Connecting Service to Breckenridge and Fort Collins via Bus

United Airlines announced plans to offer connecting service from its hub at Denver International Airport to Breckenridge and Fort Collins, Colorado via bus.
The move comes via a new partnership with Landline, a bus company.
The carrier will begin daily service to Breckenridge on March 11, followed by four daily trips to Fort Collins on April 1. Tickets can be reserved for the bus routes on United’s website.
The airline said that social …

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 …