Mexico 50: The Celebracion Continues - United Hub

Mexico 50: The celebracion continues

By The Hub team

Our CEO, Oscar Munoz, wrapped up his tour of Mexico City this week, recognizing the 50th anniversary of our service from the U.S. to Mexico, by serving as the keynote speaker at a gala on February 16. In his remarks, given to more than 300 customers, travel agents, local and national government officials and employees, Oscar spoke of how proud he was to return to Mexico to celebrate such a historic milestone.

"Every day we are helping unite the world by connecting people to the moments that matter most. And for fifty years, United Airlines has been proudly strengthening the bonds between Mexico and the world — playing a leading role in cultivating and sustaining cultural, historical, commercial and family ties," said Oscar.

CEO Oscar Munoz celebrates 50 years of service in Mexico

From there Oscar talked about continuing our commitment to Mexico in the years to come, touching on the importance of maintaining those economic, cultural, educational and familial ties between our two nations; he also thanked employees and customers.

"I want to thank our customers in Mexico for their loyalty over the past half century and our nearly 1,000 employees across Mexico for their passion and dedication to make United the best airline in the world for everyone we serve."

It was a memorable and meaningful way to cap off a week of celebration around the 50th anniversary and, at the end of the night, guests were treated to a rendition of "Rhapsody in Blue," with a Mexican twist. A video of that stirring performance can be seen on Twitter here.

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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