United Airlines today named Jonathan Ireland senior vice president of finance, overseeing the carrier’s $40 billion operating cost structure and $5 billion capital budget, managing the business planning functions, and leading enterprise financial goal setting. Ireland will also assume responsibility for the airline’s procurement function.
After a painful four years of deep cost cuts and restructuring at Etihad Airways, CEO Tony Douglas finally has something to boast about.
United today announced a $15 million investment in Eve Air Mobility and a conditional purchase agreement for 200 four-seat electric aircraft plus 200 options, expecting the first deliveries as early as 2026. This marks another significant investment from United in flying taxis – or eVTOLs (electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle)
United Airlines and Emirates appear poised to unveil a wide-ranging new partnership that could see the two global airlines offer travelers significantly more flight options. The carriers sent invites Tuesday for a joint “special event” in Washington, D.C., on September 14.
United Airlines has demonstrated its commitment to flying taxis by putting a US$10 million downpayment on a fleet of eVTOLs from Archer. Jenny Southan reports Last year, Virgin Atlantic announced a partnership with Vertical Aerospace to create an air taxi network in the UK that could replace airport – and city-to-city – commutes by train and car. Now, United Airlines is implementing a similar plan for the US. Although Californian start-up Archer is still in the development phase of its flying taxis, having the support of a major airline such as United is a massive vote of confidence.
Launching in late 2022, new platform, United for Business Blueprint, to allow corporate customers to design travel programs to include offerings they value most – including United Corporate Preferred status, discounts on leisure travel for employees and more.
United Airlines has announced new direct flights between Washington Dulles Airport and Cape Town, becoming the first airline to provide nonstop roundtrip service from our nation’s capital to South Africa.
United Airlines (UAL) has reported second quarter 2022 financial results. The company achieved the highest second quarter revenue in its history, delivering its first profitable quarter since COVID-19 began, despite record-high fuel prices.