In August, United will have six daily flights between the United States and London, including a second daily flight from Washington, D.C. and increasing service from Houston to daily.
Partner Heart Aerospace is developing the ES-19, a 19-seat electric aircraft that has the potential to fly customers up to 250 miles before the end of this decade.
Boeing and United announced the carrier will expand its 737 order book by purchasing an additional 200 737 Max jets. At the same time, the US carrier has ordered 70 A321neo planes from Airbus.
Ahead of the G7 meeting in Cornwall later this month, aviation leaders from the UK and US said the lifting of restrictions was essential to igniting an economic recovery.
United has signed an agreement with Boom Supersonic to add aircraft to its global fleet. If realised, this could be a move that facilitates a leap forward in returning supersonic speeds to aviation.
United plans to fly 80 per cent of its US schedule in July when compared to the same month of 2019. At the same time, the carrier said bookings for summer travel are up 214 per cent.
Starting in July, United will offer new direct flights to Dubrovnik in Croatia, Greek capital Athens and between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Reykjavik, Iceland.
Working with the airline, more than a dozen global corporations will collectively contribute towards the purchase of approximately 3.4 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel this year.
United Airlines has announced plans to expand its global route network with new, non-stop service between London Heathrow and Boston Logan International Airport.
An engine onboard United Airlines flight 328 failed on Saturday as it was flying from Denver to Honolulu, showering the suburbs of the Colorado city with debris.
Cash burn at the airline rose to $33 million a day over the last three months of the financial year, up from $25 million a day in the third quarter.
The carrier said it would seek to move towards carbon neutrality by committing to a multimillion-dollar investment in revolutionary atmospheric carbon capture technology.