Washington Dulles International Airport Lease Extended Through 2024 - United Hub

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-only flights transport critical goods

By The Hub team

When the pandemic began, United Cargo knew it would be critical to utilize its fleet, network and industry-leading pharmaceutical handling processes to transport a COVID-19 vaccine when the time came.

Connecting vaccines to the world: United responds to mass distribution effort

December 22, 2020

On November 27, United Airlines became the first commercial airline to safely deliver the first batch of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine into the U.S. thanks to a coordinated effort between United's cargo, safety, technical operations, flight operations, regulatory and legal teams.

Now as the entire shipping and logistics industry bands together to widely distribute vaccines, United is leveraging all of its flights, including cargo-only and those carrying passengers, to transport millions of vaccines to destinations throughout our network, including Honolulu, Guam and Saipan – the first of any carrier to do so.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

Airline and its customers use crowdsourcing platform - Miles on a Mission - to donate more than 11 million miles for charities like the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care
By United Newsroom, December 01, 2020

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- United is inviting MileagePlus members to give back on Giving Tuesday and throughout the holiday season by donating miles to nearly 40 non-profits through United Airlines' crowdsourcing platform, Miles on a Mission. Non-profits like Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care are attempting to raise a total of more than 11 million miles to be used for travel for life-saving health care, continued education, humanitarian aid and more. United will match the first 125,000 miles raised for each of these organizations to help ensure they meet their goals.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

Why we fly

By The Hub team, November 27, 2020

In October 2019, we launched a first-of-its-kind airline miles donation platform, Miles on a Mission. In the inaugural year, MileagePlus members donated over 70 million miles, with United matching over 20 million miles, to 51 organizations. These miles have allowed for these organizations to do important, life-changing, life-saving work in the communities we serve around the globe.

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