United to buy 100 widebodies to spearhead route expansion

United Airlines has place a firm order for 100 new Boeing 787 Dreamliners  with options for 100 more – the  largest widebody order ever by a US carrier, it says. The airline now expects to take delivery of about 700 new narrow and widebodyaircraft by 2032, including an average of more than two every week in 2023 and three a week in 2024. It expects to take delivery of the new ... [+]

United plans transatlantic flight surge

United Airlines says it will launch or resume 30 transatlantic flights from mid-April through early June. The carrier will add new services to hubs including London, Milan, Zurich, Munich and Nice. It is also resuming 14 routes it has historically served and adding frequencies in six others. Its transatlantic route network ... [+]

United back in business across the Pond

United Airlines said it would add a second daily flight from Washington DC to London Heathrow and would increase the Houston-London service from five times a week to daily, following the UK government’s announcement that the country would reopen to fully vaccinated travellers from the US from 2 August. The ... [+]

United to fly daily Boston-Heathrow

United Airlines is to add daily flights between Boston Logan International Airport and London Heathrow. It will be operated by a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. [+]

From cargo terminal to food bank

United Airlines has converted one of its cargo facilities at George Bush Intercontinental Airport into a food distribution centre to aid the Houston Food Bank's efforts to feed families during the COVID-19 crisis. United team members have also donated more than 159,000lbs of food to food banks, hospitals and other ... [+]

United Airlines to fly Dublin-San Francisco in June

United Airlines will launch daily nonstop flights between Dublin and San Francisco on 5 June 2020, becoming the only US airline to offer daily flights between Ireland and the West Coast. It will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. [+]

It just gets worse and worse for United

The bad publicity that has dogged US airline United over the past few weeks has now spread to the cargo arm. Only weeks after an incident in which pictures of Dr David Dao being forcibly removed from an overbooked flight went viral, the carrier is now having to investigate the ... [+]

Ulster-US air link axed

United Airlines is to halt its Belfast-New York services from 9 Janaury after a subsidy plan was scuppered by the European Union. The Northern Ireland Executive had put in place a grant aid plan for the loss-making route, which is Northern Ireland’s only direct link with the US, in contrast with ... [+]

German carrier has the US in its sights

Barely a year after it signed a cargo partnership deal with Japan’s ANA airline, German carrier Lufthansa has now reached agreement with United Airlines for a similar pact on the transatlantic route. The two carriers aid on 9 December that they would extend their current cooperation on passenger services to include ... [+]

New flights across the Pond

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways will introduce a daily flight from London Heathrow to Philadelphia from 8 April 2015 as part of their new joint venture. It will be operated by a Boeing 757-200. United Airlines is to add a new summer-season service between Dublin and Chicago next year, ... [+]

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