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United Airlines

United Airlines is an American international airline company that offers passenger and cargo air transportation services. Read more

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CEO

Scott J. Kirby

CEO Approval Rating

76/100

Founded:

1926

Status:

PublicSubsidiary of United Airlines HoldingNYSEUAL

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Southwest Airlines is United Airlines's biggest rival. Southwest Airlines was founded in 1967, and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Like United Airlines, Southwest Airlines also works within the Airlines sector. Southwest Airlines generates $3.7B less revenue vs. United Airlines.

Delta Air Lines Inc is one of United Airlines's top competitors. Delta Air Lines Inc's headquarters is in Atlanta, Georgia, and was founded in 1924. Like United Airlines, Delta Air Lines Inc also works within the Airlines sector. Delta Air Lines Inc generates 119% of United Airlines's revenue.

JetBlue is seen as one of United Airlines's top competitors. JetBlue is a Public company that was founded in 1999 in Long Island City, New York. JetBlue operates in the Airlines industry. Compared to United Airlines, JetBlue has 72,000 fewer employees.

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United Airlines Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$10.6B

United Airlines's revenue is the ranked 4th among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 5.4B. Over the last four quarters, United Airlines's revenue has grown by 118.4%. Specifically, in Q1 2021's revenue was $3.2B; in Q4 2020, it was $3.4B; in Q3 2020, it was $2.5B; in Q2 2020, United Airlines's revenue was $1.5B.

United Airlines Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Westwind School of Aeronautics, LLC

Feb 2020

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undisclosed
Westwind Aviation owns and operates a chain of flight training schools that offers pilot courses for domestic and international students.

These are all the companies that United Airlines has acquired. United Airlines' latest acquisition was Westwind School of Aeronautics, LLC in Feb 2020. Westwind Aviation owns and operates a chain of flight training schools that offers pilot courses for domestic and international students.

United Airlines Funding History

Since United Airlines was founded in 1926, it has participated in 2 rounds of funding. In total United Airlines has raised $500.0M. United Airlines' last funding round was on Mar 2020 for a total of $500.0M

ROUND

FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

INVESTORS

Debt
Mar 2020
$500M
IPO
Jun 2006
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Since United Airlines was founded in 1926, it has participated in 2 rounds of funding. In total United Airlines has raised $500.0M. United Airlines' last funding round was on Mar 2020 for a total of $500.0M

United Airlines Investments

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AMOUNT

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ROUND

EXIT DATE

Fulcrum is a California-based cleantech company that produces low-carbon fuel from bio-waste products for the aviation and transportation industries.
$30M
Jun 21, 2015
Equity
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Orbitz enables business travelers to search for, plan and book a range of travel products and services.
$100M
Mar 14, 2000
Series A
Jul 19, 2007

These are all the companies that United Airlines has invested in. United Airlines' latest investment was Westwind School of Aeronautics, LLC in Feb 2020. Westwind Aviation owns and operates a chain of flight training schools that offers pilot courses for domestic and international students.

United Airlines News

June 16, 2021Phocus Wire

United unveils corporate venture fund for sustainable future investment

United recently announced a goal of net zero emissions by 2050 and the corporate venture fund will he... See more »
June 14, 2021The Business Journals: San Francisco Business Times

United Airlines launches venture fund to invest in travel tech

United Airlines is doubling down on startup investing with a new venture capital arm. The Chicago-bas... See more »
June 14, 2021Business Insider

United will not furlough active flight attendants and says it will welcome the 'vast majority' of staff back to work after COVID aid expires

"Given the current outlook for the future of United, we continue to move closer to full frontline sta... See more »
June 13, 2021ZDNet

United Airlines is making a huge change that may astound passengers

Business travel is coming back, they say. As, it seems, is a piece of technology some airlines were h... See more »
June 11, 2021AviationNepal

United Airlines to get additional 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

United Airlines is reportedly in advanced talks to place an additional order for Boeing 737 MAX jets.... See more »
June 11, 2021CNBC

United Airlines says rising travel demand will spare flight attendants, thousands of others from furlough this fall

United Airlines told more than 40,000 employees that stronger travel demand means they won't face fur... See more »
June 11, 2021The Business Journals: Houston

United Airlines launches venture fund to invest in travel tech

The carrier launched United Airlines Ventures, a corporate VC fund that will back companies with the ... See more »

United Airlines Press Releases

May 7, 2021PR Newswire

According to Nehora Law Firm, Its Elderly Client Was Humiliated and Abused by United Airlines

IRVINE, Calif., May 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Nehora Law Firm filed a lawsuit against United Airlines b... See more »
April 29, 2021ForImmediateRelease

United Offers MileagePlus Premier Members Bonus Miles and New (Faster) Ways to Earn Premier Status

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April 8, 2021PressReleasePoint

United Airlines catering workers protest plans to outsource 2,500 jobs despite $7.7 billion taxpayer bailout

NEWARK - One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, United Airlines has already received $7.7 billion from ... See more »
April 1, 2021Runway Girl Network

United launches premium transcontinental from JFK, again

Many airlines have been accused in the past of operating to New York's John F. Kennedy International ... See more »
March 9, 2021ForImmediateRelease

United Airlines to Present at the 2021 J.P. Morgan Industrials Conference

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February 4, 2021ForImmediateRelease

United, Chase and Visa Team Up to Celebrate Black History Month

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United Airlines Headquarters

233 South Wacker Drive

Chicago, Illinois60606

872-825-4000

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Overview

United Airlines is an American international airline company that offers passenger and cargo air transportation services. United Airlines was founded in 1926. United Airlines' headquarters is located in Chicago, Illinois, USA 60606. It has raised 500....

CEO

United Airlines's CEO, Scott J. Kirby, currently has an approval rating of 76%. United Airlines's primary competitors are Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines Inc & JetBlue.

Website

united.com

Frequently Asked Questions about United Airlines

  1. When was United Airlines founded?

    United Airlines was founded in 1926
  2. Who is United Airlines's CEO?

    United Airlines's CEO is Scott J. Kirby
  3. How much revenue does United Airlines generate?

    United Airlines generates $10.6B in revenue
  4. How much funding does United Airlines have?

    United Airlines has historically raised $500M in funding
  5. Where is United Airlines's headquarters?

    United Airlines's headquarters is in Chicago Illinois, USA
  1. How many employees does United Airlines have?

    United Airlines has 92,000 employees
  2. What sector does United Airlines operate in?

    United Airlines is in Airlines
  3. Who are United Airlines's competitors?

    United Airlines's top competitors are Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines Inc, JetBlue
  4. Who has United Airlines invested in?

    United Airlines's has invested in companies such as Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc, Orbitz