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United Airlines chief Munoz issues second apology following ‘horrific’ incident

United Airlines chief Munoz issues second apology following ‘horrific’ incident

12 April 2017 Airline News

After a somewhat mealy-mouthed first effort appeared to fall on deaf ears, United Airlines chief executive Oscar Munoz has issued a second apology following the forced removal of a passenger from a flight. Passenger David Dao was dragged screaming from a flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday, with the airline initially describing the flight as overbooked.

United Airlines reports $2.3bn profit for 2016

United Airlines reports $2.3bn profit for 2016

18 January 2017 Airline News

United Airlines has reported full-year net income of $2.3 billion, diluted earnings per share of $6.85, pre-tax earnings of $3.8 billion and pre-tax margin of 10.4 per cent. Excluding special items, UAL reported full-year net income of $2.9 billion, diluted earnings per share of $8.65, pre-tax earnings of $4.5 billion and pre-tax margin of 12.2 percent.

United reveals Polaris experience at Saks Fifth Avenue

United reveals Polaris experience at Saks Fifth Avenue

13 January 2017 Airline News

United Airlines and Saks Fifth Avenue have unveiled a United Polaris-themed takeover of the windows in the luxury retailer’s flagship store in New York City. Entitled Now Arriving, the 14 storefront windows display a replica of a United Airlines plane.

United welcomes first Boeing 777-300ER to fleet

United welcomes first Boeing 777-300ER to fleet

22 December 2016 Airline News

United Airlines has taken delivery of the company’s first 777-300ER from Boeing in Everett, Washington. The airline’s newest aircraft type features the all-new United Polaris business class seat and will start regularly scheduled service in February 2017.

United begins Polaris business class roll out

United begins Polaris business class roll out

3 December 2016 Airline News

United Airlines has begun the roll-out of its all-new United Polaris business class, the airline’s most significant product transformation in more than a decade. The new product features a reimagined, sleep-enhancing experience for intercontinental travellers. The first phase of United Polaris features an elevated in-flight food and beverage experience, tranquil custom bedding from Saks Fifth Avenue, exclusive amenity kits with products from Soho House & Co’s Cowshed Spa, and the opening of the first of nine United Polaris lounges around the world, at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

United Airlines reports net income of $965 million for third quarter

United Airlines reports net income of $965 million for third quarter

18 October 2016 Airline News

United Airlines has reported third-quarter net income of $965 million, diluted earnings per share of $3.01, pre-tax earnings of $1.5 billion and pre-tax margin of 15.2 per cent. “We delivered another very good quarter, demonstrating the progress United continues to make at improving our customer experience, which included our best third quarter on-time performance in company history,” said Oscar Munoz, chief executive officer of United.