United Airlines to buy 100, 19-seat electric planes from Heart Aerospace

By Allison Lampert United Airlines (UAL.O) said on Tuesday it would buy 100 19-seat ES-19 electric planes from Swedish start-up Heart Aerospace, as the U.S. carrier eyes battery-powered aircraft for regional routes. It is the latest in a series of such “innovation-related” announcements by United as major airlines come under pressure to cut emissions. The […]

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United Airlines Orders 200 More Boeing 737 MAX Jets

NEW DELHI: Boeing and United Airlines today announced the carrier will expand its 737 order book by purchasing an additional 200 737 MAX jets, including 150 for the largest member of the family, the 737-10, and 50 for the airplane that serves the heart of the single-aisle market, the 737-8. The new purchase positions United’s […]

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United Airlines orders 70 Airbus A321neo aircraft

NEW DELHI: United Airlines has placed an order for 70 Airbus A321neo aircraft, positioning the airline to grow its presence in the single-aisle market in alignment with its “United Next” initiative. The new order complements existing orders from United for 50 A321XLR aircraft, bringing the total commitment from the airline to 120 A321 aircraft. “Such […]

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United Airlines launches new daily Delhi-Chicago non-stop service

NEW DELHI: US-based United Airlines on Saturday launched its new daily non-stop service between Delhi and its hometown hub of Chicago. Accordingly, these daily flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. “With the introduction of this new route, United will operate four daily non-stop flights from India,” the airline said in a […]

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United Airlines testing global health app on UK-U.S. flight in effort to reopen borders

By Tracy Rucinski CHICAGO: United Airlines UAL.O is set on Wednesday to test a digital health pass under a global pilot program seeking to establish a common international standard for COVID-19 test results and eventually vaccine records that could help reopen borders. The nonprofit initiative, called CommonPass, is backed by the World Economic Forum and […]

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United Airlines will cut up to 2,850 pilots without more federal aid

CHICAGO: United Airlines said Thursday that it will furlough up to 2,850 pilots this fall unless the federal government provides more relief to help airlines cover their labour costs during a pandemic-fuelled downturn in travel. United’s figure is higher than the 1,941 pilots that Delta plans to furlough and the 1,600 targeted for termination at […]

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United Airlines to cut 30% of management in October, preparing pilot changes too: Company memos

United Airlines Holdings Inc (UAL.O) plans to cut at least 3,400 management and administrative positions in October as the coronavirus pandemic crushes air travel demand, and has told pilots to brace for changes as well, according to two memos seen by Reuters. Chicago-based United is among the U.S. airlines that have accepted U.S. government payroll […]

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United Airlines orders 50 Airbus A321XLRs for transatlantic route expansion

NEW DELHI: United Airlines has placed a firm order for 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft as it begins to phase out older models and launches an expansion of transatlantic routes from its key U.S. hubs in Newark/New York and Washington D.C. United plans to take delivery of the first A321XLR in 2024 and expects to begin […]

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Vistara enters into codeshare agreement with US-based United Airlines

NEW DELHI: Vistara on Tuesday announced it has entered into a codeshare agreement with US-based United Airlines. The agreement will allow United Airlines to book seats for its passengers on Vistara flights. “Codeshare agreement with Vistara opens up more than 20 destinations across India for United Airlines,” Vistara said in a statement. “Ticket sales by […]

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Airbus partners with United Airlines

NEW DELHI: United Airlines has become the latest U.S. airline to connect to Airbus’ open-data platform, Skywise, following an agreement recently signed between the airline and Airbus. United will leverage Skywise to enhance all aspects of its maintenance and engineering operations on its Airbus fleet. With flexible and visual tools, Skywise enables airlines to store, […]

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