United Airlines provides air transportation services in North America, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. It transports people and cargo through its mainline and regional operations. The Company also sells fuel, and offers catering, ground handling, and maintenance services for third parties. It is operated by United Continental Holdings.

Chicago, US
Size (employees)
89,700 (est)
United Airlines was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Chicago, US
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Key People/Management at United Airlines

Oscar Munoz

Oscar Munoz

Chief Executive Officer
Scott Kirby

Scott Kirby

Brett Hart

Brett Hart

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel
Linda Jojo

Linda Jojo

Executive Vice President of Technology and Chief Digital Officer
Andrew Levy

Andrew Levy

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Christopher Kenny

Christopher Kenny

Vice President and Controller
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United Airlines Office Locations

United Airlines has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Columbia, Orange and in 37 other locations
Chicago, US (HQ)
Willis Tower 233 S Wacker Dr
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United Airlines Financials and Metrics

United Airlines Financials

United Airlines's revenue was reported to be $36.56 b in FY, 2016 which is a 3.5% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (Q3, 2017)

9.9 b

Net income (Q3, 2017)

637 m

EBIT (Q3, 2017)

1.1 b

Market capitalization (25-Apr-2018)

19.4 b

Cash (30-Sep-2017)

1.9 b


30.4 b
United Airlines's current market capitalization is $19.4 b.
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


38.9 b37.9 b36.6 b

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

36.5 b32.7 b32.2 b


2.4 b5.2 b4.3 b
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


8.6 b9.9 b10.3 b8.2 b9.4 b9.9 b8.4 b10 b9.9 b

Operating expense total

7.9 b8.5 b8.4 b7.5 b8.3 b8.3 b8.1 b8.6 b8.8 b


741 m1.4 b1.9 b649 m1.1 b1.6 b278 m1.4 b1.1 b

EBIT margin, %

USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


2 b3 b2.2 b

Accounts Receivable

1.1 b1.1 b1.2 b

Prepaid Expenses

730 m740 m832 m


666 m738 m873 m
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


3.4 b2.8 b3.4 b1.8 b2.5 b2.6 b2.2 b2.4 b1.9 b

Accounts Receivable

1.5 b1.5 b1.5 b1.6 b1.5 b1.5 b1.4 b1.5 b1.6 b

Prepaid Expenses

826 m881 m819 m912 m911 m791 m1 b1.2 b1 b


631 m656 m704 m759 m798 m842 m900 m882 m937 m
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

1.1 b7.3 b2.3 b

Depreciation and Amortization

1.7 b1.8 b2 b

Accounts Payable

(251 m)(77 m)239 m

Cash From Operating Activities

2.6 b6 b5.5 b
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Cash From Operating Activities

1.8 b3.6 b4.9 b1.2 b3.7 b4.9 b547 m2.1 b2.7 b

Cash From Investing Activities

(45 m)(1.2 b)(1.7 b)(797 m)(1.6 b)(2.3 b)(643 m)(1.7 b)(3 b)

Long-term Borrowings

(296 m)(1.3 b)(1.5 b)(227 m)(453 m)(911 m)(315 m)(525 m)(722 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(430 m)(1.6 b)(1.7 b)(1.6 b)(2.7 b)(3 b)86 m(232 m)(55 m)
USDY, 2017


27.9 x


11.3 x


-141.5 x


110.1 k


1.4 x


0.3 x

Financial Leverage

4.7 x
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United Airlines Operating Metrics

FY, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017


139.21 m31.90 m35.84 m36.74 m138.03 m31.52 m36.23 m37.46 m140.37 m32.09 m36.42 m38.65 m143.18 m33.11 m38.25 m39.30 m148.07 m

Revenue Passenger Miles

205.17 b46.38 b53.90 b56.07 b205.56 b46.44 b54.29 b57.16 b208.61 b46.58 b54.02 b58.17 b210.31 b47.61 b56.36 b59.15 b216.26 m

Aircraft Fleet

1.27 k1.26 k1.24 k1.23 k1.26 k

Mainline Aircraft in Fleet

693 691 715 737 744
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United Airlines Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Continental Express, Inc.
Air Micronesia, Inc.
Century Casualty Company
Continental Airlines Domain Name Limited
Continental Airlines Finance Trust II
United Aviation Fuels Corporation
United Ground Express, Inc.
CAL Cargo, S.A. de C.V.
Continental Airlines de Mexico, S.A.
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United Airlines News and Updates

United Airlines Passenger Is Dragged From an Overbooked Flight

United Airlines Passenger Is Dragged From an Overbooked FlightThe disturbing scene captured on cellphone videos by United Airlines passengers on Sunday went beyond the typical nightmares of travelers on an overbooked flight.

United Airlines CEO forgoes 2017 bonus, board chairman to step down

NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines' chief executive decided to do without his 2017 annual bonus and the carrier's board chairman will step down, United said in a regulatory filing on Monday, amid ongoing fallout surrounding its customer-service failures.

United Airlines CEO Makes the Ultimate Sacrifice For the Airline's Woes (Some United Employees Laugh)

What's the right response for the leader of America's, well, slightly less-loved airline?

United Airlines CEO Deferred His Bonus to Show “Accountability and Integrity.” But He Still Made $10M

United stock fell sharply last April after the violent forcible ejection of a passenger named David Dao.

Travel Daily & United Airlines competition winners announced!

Travel Daily teamed up with United Airlines to offer you the chance to win a pair of flights tickets to LA worth $4000. All you had to do was tell us the top 5 destinations in the City of Angels you’d love to visit.  The post Travel Daily & United Airlines competition winners announced! appeare…

United Airlines profit rises with higher fares

NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines said on Tuesday quarterly profit rose, as higher fares helped offset the costs of fuel and a rash of winter storms.
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