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United Airlines Welcomes More Summer Travel Options to Europe with Return to Athens; Adds New Routes to Barcelona and Lisbon
May 25, 2016

CHICAGO, May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2016 summer travel season officially kicks off today as United launches three new seasonal European flights from its East Coast hubs. Starting today, United will offer daily nonstop service between Washington/Dulles and Barcelona and between Washington/Dulles and Lisbon. Daily nonstop service between New York/Newark and Athens also begins today, making the route's much-anticipated return to United's summer schedule.

Offering more international service from New York/Newark and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area than any other U.S. carrier, United's three new trans-Atlantic flights offer customers more choices when planning their summer European getaways. 

"These routes are just the latest of the important and exciting routes we are adding around the world, including our new service between San Francisco and Singapore starting June 1," said Marcel Fuchs, United's vice president of Atlantic and Pacific Sales. "The addition of these new routes to our already impressive global route network gives our customers even more opportunities to plan their visits to some of Europe's most beautiful coastal cities."

Customers traveling in United BusinessFirst will enjoy a fine dining experience featuring menus designed by United's team of chefs using regional ingredients. In addition, United's flat-bed seating allows customers to arrive at their destination relaxed and refreshed. Customers in United Economy Plus seating will enjoy extra legroom for working and unwinding, and the entire United Economy cabin features a variety of dining options including complimentary multi-course meals designed in consultation with United's team of chefs, and United's Choice Menu items available for purchase.

This year, in addition to United's new seasonal routes, the airline is welcoming several new international business and leisure destinations to its global route network.

  • Today, United announced it is increasing frequency between San Francisco and Tel Aviv to daily beginning this October. United started service to Tel Aviv in March and is the first U.S. airline to serve Israel from the West Coast.
  • Earlier this month, United Airlines became the first airline to offer trans-Pacific service between San Francisco and Xi'an, China. United is also the first U.S. airline to serve Xi'an.
  • Beginning June 1, United will start the world's longest scheduled 787 flight between San Francisco and Singapore. This will be the only nonstop service to the U.S. from Singapore. 
  • On July 1, United will start three-times weekly service to Auckland, New Zealand and will expand to daily service in time for the peak-winter travel season.
  • Marking another first in the industry, beginning July 13, United will launch first-ever nonstop service by a U.S. airline between Hangzhou, China and San Francisco.

New York/Newark to Athens

United's daily nonstop service between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Athens (ATH) will operate using Boeing 767-300 aircraft. Flight times will be 9 hours 50 minutes eastbound and 11 hours westbound.

Flight

From

To

Departure

Arrival

UA124

EWR

ATH

5:50 p.m. Daily

10:30 a.m. the next day

UA125

ATH

EWR

12:15 p.m. Daily

4:15 p.m. the same day

Washington/Dulles to Barcelona

The nonstop flights between Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Barcelona (BCN) will operate daily with Boeing 767-400 aircraft. Flight times for the Barcelona service will be 8 hours 10 minutes eastbound and 9 hours 15 minutes westbound. United also serves Madrid from New York/Newark.

Flight

From

To

Departure

Arrival

UA140

IAD

BCN

5:40 p.m. Daily

7:45 a.m. the next day

UA141

BCN

IAD

11:15 a.m. Daily

2:30 p.m. the same day

Washington/Dulles to Lisbon

United will use Boeing 757-200 aircraft for flights between Washington/Dulles and Lisbon (LIS). Flight times will be 7 hours 25 minutes eastbound and 8 hours 20 minutes westbound. These flights are in addition to United's existing year-round service to Lisbon from New York/Newark. In 2016, United will mark 19 years of Lisbon service.

Flight

From

To

Departure

Arrival

UA168

IAD

LIS

10:15 p.m. Daily

10:35 a.m. the next day

UA167

LIS

IAD

12:15 p.m. Daily

3:35 p.m. the same day

 

United in New York/New Jersey

United and United Express offer nearly 500 daily departures from the New York/Newark area to more than 150 destinations – the most in North America, the most across the Atlantic, the most across the Pacific and the most to and from Latin America.

United also offers the most flat-bed seats and extra-legroom economy-class seating from the New York area.

United in Washington/Dulles

United, together with United Express, operates nearly 225 flights daily from its Washington/Dulles hub to destinations throughout the United States and to Europe, Asia, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,000 flights a day to 336 airports across six continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates more than 715 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 21 new Boeing aircraft, including 737 NGs, 787s and 777s. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines. Approximately 86,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.

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United Airlines to Host 'United Next' Investor Event to Discuss Company Strategy

June 22, 2021

CHICAGO, June 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines will hold an investor event to provide an update on the Company's strategy. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 29 at 8:00 a.m. EDT and a live, listen-only webcast of the presentation will be available at ir.united.com.

United Advances Innovation Through Corporate Venture Capital Fund

United Airlines Ventures will invest in high-potential companies focused on sustainability, aerospace, and other innovative technologies
June 10, 2021

CHICAGO, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines launched a new, corporate venture fund today – United Airlines Ventures – that will allow the airline to continue investing in emerging companies that have the potential to influence the future of travel. The new fund will concentrate on sustainability concepts that will complement United's goal of net zero emissions by 2050 - without relying on traditional carbon offsets - as well as revolutionary aerospace developments and innovative technologies that are expected to create value for customers and United's operation.

Warriors, United Airlines Launch Franchise Fund

Four-Month Program Will Support Small Business Advancement Goals, Provide Resources For Business Growth

June 08, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO The Golden State Warriors and United Airlines announced today the launch of Franchise Fund, a program designed to support minority-owned Bay Area small businesses. For a video explaining Franchise Fund, click here.

United Adding Supersonic Speeds with New Agreement to Buy Aircraft from Boom Supersonic

First U.S. airline to sign commercial agreement with Boom Supersonic

New aircraft will cut travel times in half and operate on up to 100% sustainable aviation fuel

June 03, 2021

CHICAGO and DENVER, June 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced a commercial agreement with Denver-based aerospace company Boom Supersonic to add aircraft to its global fleet as well as a cooperative sustainability initiative – a move that facilitates a leap forward in returning supersonic speeds to aviation.

Flying with Pride: United, Chase and Visa Join Forces in Support of LGBTQ+ Equality

Eligible United MileagePlus Visa Cardmembers earn five total miles for every dollar donated to charities supporting the LGBTQ+ community - up to $1,000 per eligible card
June 01, 2021

CHICAGO, June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration and support of Pride Month, United Airlines, Chase and Visa are collaborating to reward United Visa Cardmembers who donate to non-profit LGBTQ+ organizations. Between June 1 and June 30, 2021, eligible United MileagePlus Visa Cardmembers will receive five total miles for every dollar up to $1,000 in donations per eligible card made to the following organizations:

United Names Chief Customer Officer Toby Enqvist Executive Vice President

A 25-year industry veteran, Enqvist's promotion reflects airline's commitment to customers
May 28, 2021

CHICAGO, May 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United announced today that Chief Customer Officer Toby Enqvist has been named the airline's newest executive vice president. Enqvist was promoted yesterday by the United Airlines Holdings, Inc. Board of Directors. The promotion is effective immediately.

United Airlines to Present at the Bernstein 37th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference

May 28, 2021

CHICAGO, May 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United will present at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference on Thursday, June 3. The presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m. CT / 3:30 p.m. ET.

The live webcast will be available on the investor relations section of United's website at ir.united.com. The company will archive the audio webcast on the website within 24 hours of the presentation, and the webcast will be available for a limited time.

About United

United's shared purpose is "Connecting People. Uniting the World." For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter and Instagram or connect on Facebook. The common stock of UAL is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".

 

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United Airlines Names Edward 'Ted' Philip as Non-Executive Chairman of Its Board of Directors

May 27, 2021

CHICAGO, May 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines Holdings, Inc. (UAL) today announced that Edward "Ted" Philip will assume the role of non-executive chairman of the board of directors. Philip has served as a United board member since 2016, and as lead director since May 2020. Philip brings nearly three decades of corporate leadership across several industries.

United Sweepstakes Gives Vaccinated Customers a Shot to Win Free Flights, a Year of Travel

"Your Shot to Fly" sweepstakes aims to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations in support of the Biden administration's national effort to encourage people to get vaccinated

United is only U.S. airline where customers can upload COVID-19 testing and vaccination records directly to the airline's app and website via the Travel-Ready Center

May 24, 2021

CHICAGO, May 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines is offering its loyalty program members the chance to win free flights for a year's worth of travel, in support of the Biden administration's national effort to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccination.

Under the terms of the "Your Shot to Fly" sweepstakes, any new or existing MileagePlus® member who uploads their vaccination records to the airline's mobile app or website between today and June 22 can be entered to win a roundtrip flight for two, in any class of service, to anywhere in the world United flies. United will give away 30 pairs of tickets throughout the month of June. In addition – on July 1 United will announce five randomly selected lucky MileagePlus members who have entered our sweepstakes for a grand prize of travel for a year for themselves and a companion – also in any class of service, anywhere in the world United flies. For video and photos of the upload process, click here.

United Airlines Applauds Spain's Decision to Reopen to Vaccinated Travelers

United flies to more European destinations than any other U.S. carrier; United will expand its service to Italy and Spain which are opening to tourists
May 21, 2021

CHICAGO, May 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines applauds Spain following its decision to reopen travel to vaccinated visitors beginning June 7. The announcement comes following the European Union Council's formal recommendation that EU Member States can reopen to fully vaccinated tourists and United looks forward to welcoming back customers on over 30 daily flights to 16 destinations in Europe this summer, including service between New York/Newark and Barcelona and Madrid.

United to Present at the 14th Annual Wolfe Research Global Transportation & Industrials Conference

May 20, 2021

CHICAGO, May 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United will present at the 14th Annual Wolfe Research Global Transportation & Industrials Conference on Tuesday, May 25. The presentation will begin at 12:00 p.m. CT / 1:00 p.m. ET.

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