2017 at United: A first-place finish, a record-setting year - United Hub

A first-place end to a record-setting year

By The Hub team, January 04, 2018

The numbers are in and it's official: 2017 was another record year at United as we continue on our quest to set new standards for reliability. We wrapped up December by topping our primary competitors with the most on-time departures and arrivals and fewest cancellations for the month, capping off a year filled with all-time bests.

Among our highlights last year:

  • 59 days with zero cancellations setting a new company record
  • 145 hours without a cancellation, setting a new company record (set in April)*
  • Best single-day on-time departure rate on Thanksgiving Day, when 89.1 percent of our flights departed on time, setting a new company record
"We all knew that it was going to be tough to top what we accomplished in 2016," United's Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President Greg Hart said in a letter to employees, "but not only did you shatter the previous year's records, you did so amid some of the most challenging circumstances in the history of our airline. You define professionalism and commitment, and we get better every year because of your hard work. I can't wait to see the new heights you reach in 2018."

United, Honeywell Invest in New Clean Tech Venture from Alder Fuels, Powering Biggest Sustainable Fuel Agreement in Aviation History

United agrees to purchase 1.5 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) over 20 years - which is one and a half times the size of the rest of the world's airlines' publicly announced SAF commitments combined
By United Newsroom, September 09, 2021

CHICAGO and DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United and Honeywell today announced a joint multimillion-dollar investment in Alder Fuels – a cleantech company that is pioneering first-of-its-kind technologies for producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at scale by converting abundant biomass, such as forest and crop waste, into sustainable low-carbon, drop-in replacement crude oil that can be used to produce aviation fuel. When used together across the fuel lifecycle, the Alder technologies, coupled with Honeywell's Ecofining™ process, could have the ability to produce a carbon-negative fuel at spec with today's jet fuel. The goal of the technologies is to produce fuel that is a 100% drop-in replacement for petroleum jet fuel.

United Airlines to Present at the 14th Annual Cowen Global Transportation & Sustainable Mobility Conference

By United Newsroom, September 01, 2021

CHICAGO, Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United (NASDAQ:UAL) will present at the 14th Annual Cowen Global Transportation & Sustainable Mobility Conference on Thursday, September 9. The presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m. CT / 11:30 a.m. ET.

United Invites MileagePlus Members to Donate Miles to Help Afghanistan Evacuee Aid Efforts

MileagePlus®Members can donate miles to non-profits providing air travel, medical care and meals to Afghan evacuees through United's mile crowd-sourcing platform, Miles on a Mission

By United Newsroom, August 31, 2021

CHICAGO, Aug. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United today announced that its MileagePlus members can help in the Afghanistan relief effort by participating in the airline's mile-raising platform, Miles on a Mission, and donate to three non-profit organizations that are using air travel to transport and support Afghan citizens. As part of this campaign, United will match all donations up to five million miles.

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