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United Airlines

United Airlines
AirlineUnited Airlines
FoundedApril 6, 1926
Boise, Idaho, US
(as Varney Air Lines)
Commenced operationsApril 6, 1926
1927 (as Boeing Air Transport)
Airline hub
Frequent-flyer programMileagePlus
Member loungeRed Carpet Club (United Club from October 1, 2011)
AllianceStar Alliance
SubsidiariesSubsidiaries List
  • Covia LLC
  • Kion de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
  • MileagePlus, Inc.
  • MileagePlus Holdings, LLC
  • United Aviation Fuels Corporation
  • United Cogen, Inc.
  • United Vacations, Inc.
  • Fleet sizeFleet Data List
  • 359 active
  • 50 orders
  • 100 options
  • Destinations216
    Company sloganThe world's leading airline.
    Parent companyUnited Continental Holdings, Inc.
    HeadquartersChicago, Illinois, US
    Key peopleKey People List
  • Walter T. Varney (Founder)
  • Jeffrey A. Smisek (CEO)
  • Glenn F. Tilton (Chairman)
  • Revenue(-) US$16,335 million (FY 2009)
    Operating income(+) US$ 161 million (FY 2009)
    Net income(+) US$ 651 million (FY 2009)
    Total assets(-) US$18,684 million (FY 2009)

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    United Air Lines, Inc., (NYSE - UAL) is a major airline based in the United States and one of the world's largest airlines with 48,000 employees and 359 aircraft. It is a subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. formerly, UAL Corporation, with corporate headquarters in Chicago. United's largest hub is Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. United also has hubs in Washington Dulles International Airport, Denver International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, and Narita International Airport near Tokyo. United is a founding member of the Star Alliance, the largest airline alliance in the world, and offers connections to over 1,000 destinations in over 170 countries worldwide. The airline's regional service is United Express.

    On May 2, 2010, the boards of directors at Continental Airlines and UAL Corp. approved a stock-swap deal that would combine them into the world's largest airline in revenue passenger miles and second largest in fleet size and destinations after Delta Air Lines. The new airline will take on the United Airlines name, Continental's logo, and be headquartered in Chicago. Once combined, United's largest hub will be in Houston. It will also be the largest carrier serving the New York City area via its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport. The parent company of the new carrier will be called United Continental Holdings, Inc. The new United will be run by Continental's CEO, Jeffery Smisek, along with United Airline's CEO, Glenn Tilton, serving as non-executive Chairman of the board until his retirement two years hence.

    On August 27, 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice approved the US$3 billion merger. Share holders of both companies approved the deal on September 17, 2010. The transaction was completed on October 1, 2010.

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