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Washington Dulles International Airport lease extended through 2024

By The Hub team, September 29, 2016

Reaffirming our commitment to Washington Dulles International Airport, EVP and Chief Commercial Officer Julia Haywood and EVP and Chief Operations Officer Greg Hart shared with Dulles employees on Thursday that we have extended our lease agreement at the airport through 2024.

For the past 30 years, Dulles has played a key role in United's industry-leading global route network — where we offer the only long-haul international service to travelers throughout the region.

We continue to grow at Dulles, increasing available seats by 7 percent over the second half of this year and launching new international routes to Lisbon and Barcelona, new domestic nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale and seasonal service to Nassau and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands this winter.

And we continue to invest in Dulles, refreshing the Station Operations Center, remodeling our offices behind the ticket counter, installing new self-tagging kiosks, refreshing our United Clubs and rebranding our gate environment. The Commonwealth of Virginia is investing $50 million to help reduce the cost of operating at Dulles, making the airport more competitive and fostering growth. We want to extend our appreciation to MWAA, Governor McAuliffe and the Virginia General Assembly and Congressional delegation for their partnership in keeping Dulles competitive.

Julia and Greg are spending the day at Dulles thanking employees for their focus and dedication — efforts that continue to show up in very tangible ways, including record on-time arrivals, departures and completion rates. Without their professionalism and hard work, this extension would not have been possible.

We look forward to serving the greater Washington community for years to come.

United Cargo operates more than 11,000 cargo-only flights in one year

By The Hub team, March 19, 2021

On March 19, 2020, United operated its first flight carrying cargo without passengers on board. While the passenger cabin was empty, its cargo hold was completely full, carrying more than 29,000 pounds of commodities from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

A year later, United Cargo has operated more than 11,000 cargo-only flights carrying more than 570 million pounds of freight. To support the COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts, United Cargo has also transported more than 113 million pounds of medical and pharmaceutical products on both cargo-only and passenger flights as well as approximately 10 million COVID-19 vaccines, providing global communities access to the items they have needed most.

10 tips for spring travel

By The Hub team, February 24, 2021

Whether you haven't flown with us for a while or just need a quick refresher before your spring trip, read this list of tips to know before your flight and arrive at the airport travel-ready:

1. Download the United app for contactless bag check, travel assistance and more

Before your flight, download the United app to view your flight status, check in, sign up for flight notifications, locate departure gates, access our free personal device entertainment when available and more. We've also updated our app with new features that can make your trip a little safer, including contactless bag check.

Don't forget to use Agent on Demand for help with any and all questions you may have before your flight. This new capability is available at all our U.S. hub airports and allows you to use your own mobile device to contact a customer service agent via phone, video or chat to help with day-of-travel questions while you're at the airport. Learn more about Agent on Demand here.

United joins UNICEF COVAX initiative

By The Hub team, February 19, 2021

This week, we were honored to become the first U.S. airline to join the UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by transporting the vaccine and other critically needed supplies to underserved areas of the globe.

"We are committed to helping the global community in any way we can, and we all must work together to do our part to bring this health and humanitarian crisis to an end," said Director of Cargo Specialty Products Manu Jacobs.

We will leverage our expertise to transport these critical pharmaceutical and healthcare shipments around the world safely, efficiently and expediently. We are proud to partner with the United Nations to support this global effort and provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

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