United Airlines Holdings

United Airlines Holdings, Inc. (formerly known as United Continental Holdings, Inc., UAL Corporation, Allegis Corporation and founded originally as UAL, Inc.[4]) is a publicly traded airline holding company headquartered in the Willis Tower in Chicago.[5] UAH owns and operates United Airlines, Inc.

United Airlines Holdings, Inc.
Formerly
  • UAL, Inc. (1968–1987)
  • Allegis Corporation (1987–1988)
  • UAL Corporation (1988–2010)
  • United Continental Holdings, Inc. (2010–2019)
TypePublic
IndustryAviation
FoundedDecember 30, 1968; 52 years ago in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Headquarters
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Oscar Muñoz
(Executive Chairman)
Scott Kirby
(CEO)
Brett J. Hart
(President)
ServicesAirline services
Revenue US$ 43.259 billion[1] (2019)
US$ 4.547 billion[1] (2019)
US$ 3.009 billion[1] (2019)
Total assets US$ 52.611 billion[1] (2019)
Total equity US$ 11.531 billion[1] (2019)
Number of employees
93,000[2] (2019)
SubsidiariesUnited Airlines
United Express operated by:
Websiteir.united.com
Footnotes / references
[3]

UAL Corporation agreed to change its name to United Continental Holdings in May 2010, when an agreement was reached between United and Continental Airlines where United would acquire Continental. To effect the acquisition, Continental shareholders received 1.05 shares of UAL stock for each Continental share; at the time of closing, it was estimated that United shareholders owned 55% of the merged entity and Continental shareholders owned 45%.[6] The company or its subsidiary airlines also have several other subsidiaries. Once completely combined, United became the world's largest airline, as measured by revenue passenger miles. United is a founding member of the Star Alliance.[7]

UAH has major operations at Chicago–O'Hare, Denver, Guam, Houston–Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Newark (New Jersey), San Francisco, and Washington–Dulles. Additionally, UAH's United is the largest U.S. carrier to the People's Republic of China and maintains a large operation throughout Asia.[7]

UAH uses Continental's operating certificate and United's repair station certificate, having been approved by the FAA on November 30, 2011.[8][9]

On June 27, 2019, the name of the parent company was changed from United Continental Holdings to United Airlines Holdings.[10]


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