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UAL Corporation

UAL Corporation
Company nameUAL Corporation
Company typePublic
FateChanged name during acquisition
SuccessorUnited Continental Holdings, Inc.
FoundedChicago, Illinois, U.S. (, 1968)
DefunctOctober 01, 2010
HeadquartersChicago, Illinois
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleGlenn F. Tilton, Executive Chairman, President and CEO
Revenue(-) US$16,335 Million (2009)
Net income(+) US$-651 Million (2009)
Employees47,000 (2009)
SubsidiaryUnited Air Lines, Inc.

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UAL Corporation is the former name of United Continental Holdings an airline holding company, incorporated in Delaware with headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. UAL held a 100 percent controlling interest in United Air Lines, Inc., one of the world's largest air carriers, and is a founding member of the Star Alliance. It was announced on May 3, 2010 that UAL Corporation and Continental Airlines, Inc. would pursue a merger pending government approval. UAL Corporation will acquire Continental Airlines, Inc. and change its name to United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UCH). On October 1, 2010, UCH, formerly UAL Corporation, announced completion of the merger.

UAL Corp. passed to its successor major operations at Chicago-O'Hare, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington-Dulles International Airport. UAL's United Air Lines, Inc. controlled several key air rights, including having been one of only two American carriers authorized to serve Asia from Tokyo-Narita. Additionally, UAL's United was the largest U.S. carrier to the People’s Republic of China and maintained a large operation throughout Asia..

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