Profile: United Continental Holdings Inc (UAL.N)
19 Jan 2017
United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL), incorporated on December 30, 1968, is a holding company and its principal subsidiary is United Air Lines, Inc. (United). The Company transports people and cargo through its mainline operations. It has global air rights in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The Company, through United and its regional carriers, operates an average of approximately 5,000 flights a day to over 340 airports across six continents from its hubs at Newark Liberty International Airport (Newark Liberty), Chicago O'Hare International Airport (Chicago O'Hare), Denver International Airport (Denver), George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston Bush), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), A.B. Won Pat International Airport (Guam), San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Washington Dulles International Airport (Washington Dulles).
The Company has contractual relationships with a range of regional carriers to provide regional jet and turboprop service branded as United Express. These regional operations are an extension of the Company's mainline network. This regional service complements its operations by carrying traffic that connects to its mainline service and allows flights to smaller cities that cannot be provided with mainline aircraft. Its regional carriers include Republic Airlines (Republic), CommutAir Airlines (CommutAir), ExpressJet Airlines (ExpressJet), GoJet Airlines (GoJet), Mesa Airlines (Mesa), Shuttle America (Shuttle), SkyWest Airlines (SkyWest) and Trans States Airlines (Trans States), which operate most of their capacity contracted to United under capacity purchase agreements (CPAs) with United.
United has a range of bilateral commercial alliance agreements and obligations with Star Alliance members, addressing, reciprocal earning, redemption of frequent flyer miles and access to airport lounges and with certain Star Alliance members, codesharing of flight operations (whereby one carrier's selected flights can be marketed under the brand name of another carrier). In addition to the alliance agreements with Star Alliance members, United maintains independent marketing alliance agreements with other air carriers, including Aeromar, Aer Lingus, Air Dolomiti, Azul, Cape Air, Eurowings, Germanwings, Great Lakes Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Island Air, Jet Airways and Silver Airways. United also offers a train-to-plane codeshare and frequent flyer alliance with Amtrak from Newark Liberty on select city pairs in the Northeastern United States. United is a member of Star Alliance, a global integrated airline network and an airline alliance network. Star Alliance carriers serve over 1,300 airports in over 190 countries with approximately 18,500 daily departures.
United also participates in joint ventures, with Air Canada and the Lufthansa Group (which includes Lufthansa and its affiliates Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and SWISS) covering transatlantic routes, and another with All Nippon Airways (ANA) covering certain transpacific routes. In addition to aircraft operating by United's regional carriers, United operates approximately 1,236 aircraft. It owns over 30 Embraer E175 aircraft and over 16 Embraer ERJ 145 (XR/LR/ER) aircraft.
United Continental Holdings Inc
233 S Wacker Dr
CHICAGO IL 60606-7147