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U.S.-Mexico Chamber honors Oscar and United’s 50 years of uniting two great nations

By The Hub team, November 17, 2016

50 years after our inaugural flight from Houston to Monterrey, Mexico launched United's role in cultivating cultural, historical and commercial ties between the U.S. and Mexico, Oscar accepted the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Mid-America Chapter 2016 Double-Eagle Award on our behalf yesterday at the Chamber's annual award dinner. Each year the organization selects award recipients based on their partnerships and commitment to building stronger relations between the two countries.

Oscar Munoz, CEO

Oscar was also the keynote speaker at the dinner, where he noted the contributions of our employees in providing nearly 6 million customers to and from Mexico every year with air service that is vital to the success of our airline.

"Our service has grown in size and importance, with United now flying to more destinations in Mexico than any other U.S. carrier," said Oscar. "Our Mexico service stimulates trade, tourism, cultural visits, educational exchanges and, of course, we know how vitally important it is in keeping families connected. United is committed to fulfilling our role in connecting our two countries, and to making sure that the next chapter in our shared story is a bright one. This award is not only a celebration of the work we've done. It is a symbol of the work we will do together to advance our mutual goal of improving trade and travel between Mexico and the United States. I want to thank all of the employees and customers who have been a part of this journey with us these past 50 years and look forward to the next 50 years of this wonderful partnership."

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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