United Airlines has announced plans to expand its global route network with new non-stop service to Africa, India and Hawaii.
United Airlines is permanently getting rid of change fees on all standard economy and premium cabin tickets for travel within the United States, effective immediately.
United Airlines has begun cleaning pilot flight decks with ‘Ultraviolet C’ lighting technology on most aircraft at its hub airports to guard against Covid-19.
New routes include flights to Asia, India, Australia, Israel and Latin America and continue to add ways to visit popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean, Hawaii and Mexico.
United Airlines has confirmed the last three months have been the most difficult financial quarter in its 94-year history. The carrier reported a net loss of $1.6 billion, and an adjusted net loss of $2.6 billion, for the three months to the end of June.
United Airlines has introduced one of the first touchless check-in experience of any airline at London Heathrow Airport, allowing customers to check-in without touching the check-in kiosk, even if they are checking luggage.
United Airlines could be forced to furlough as many as 36,000 employees in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The carrier added it expects capacity for this month to be down 75 per cent compared to July last year.
The US-based carrier is adding nearly 25,000 domestic and international flights compared to July, and plans to fly 40 per cent of its overall schedule in August, as compared to the same month last year.
United Airlines has said it expects to have total available liquidity of approximately $17 billion at the end of the third quarter of 2020. The amount reflects a new $5 billion loan to be secured against the its loyalty program, MileagePlus.
United Airlines has inaugurated cargo-in-cabin flights from London Heathrow to Chicago. The move follows a recent approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to carry cargo in approved storage areas in the passenger cabin.
United Airlines has reported a $2.1 billion loss for the first quarter, the biggest for the carrier since the recession of 2008. The news comes as the coronavirus pandemic continues to drive travel demand down to the lowest level in decades.