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United Airlines

United Airlines is one of the major airlines not only in America but all over the world. Based on its revenue, it is only next to American Airlines and the Delta Air Lines. United Airlines handles a large international and domestic route with an enormous control over the Asia-pacific area. The chief competitors of American Airlines are Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines.

The fleet size of United Airlines is 754 and it carries passengers to 342 destinations all over the world. Its parent company is United Continental Holdings and the slogan of the company is “Fly The Friendly Skies.” The headquarters of United Airlines are present in Chicago’s Illinois.

United Airlines was formed when various airlines merged together towards the end of the 1920s. The most ancient of these airlines was the Varney Air Lines, the year of formation of which was 1926. The maintenance bases of United Airlines are at Orlando and Cleveland. More than 86,000 people have been given employment by United Airlines. Some of its subsidiaries are Chelsea Food Services, United Vacations, Inc., Covia LLC, United Aviation Fuels Corporation, United Ground Express, Inc. etc.

Date of establishment and operation

The United Airlines has been serving passengers for almost a century. It was founded in the year 1926, on 6th April and it commenced operations 5 years later, from 28th March. Since then, it is considered as one of the most preferred airlines in the United States of America.

Current hubs of United Airlines

Eight hubs are operated by United Airlines at present. Here is a list of all of those hubs:

Chicago O’Hare International Airport

The biggest hub of United Airlines is the Chicago O’Hare International Airport. At least 36 million people travel with United Airlines from this airport every year. This means that 99,000 people fly with United Airlines from the Chicago O’Hare International Airport per day on an average. This makes it the busiest airline here. The corporate headquarters of United Airlines are also in the city of Chicago.

Newark Liberty International Airport

Nearly 24 million travelers travel with United Airlines through Newark Liberty International Airport annually. Almost 68% of the passengers who arrive at this airport fly with United Airlines. Terminal C of the airport is completely under its control.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport

George Bush Intercontinental Airport, situated in Houston, is the second major hub of United Airlines. It is the significant gateway to distant Latin America. Nearly 33.5 million people fly with United Airlines through this airport every year. It is the largest tenant of the George Bush International Airport.

Denver International Airport

71,000 people fly on an average with United Airlines through the Denver International Airlines. Earlier this airport was the second major hub of United Airlines. At present, it has become the airline’s fourth major hub.

Washington Dulles International Airport

Based on the number of departing flights, Washington Dulles International Airport is the sixth important hub of United Airlines. On the basis of the destinations, it is the fifth major hub. People who fly to Europe and the East Coast with United Airlines book flight tickets from this airport.

San Francisco International Airport

Nearly 22 million people pass through the San Francisco International Airport with United Airlines in one year. 46% of this airport’s market share is held by United Airlines.

Los Angeles International Airport

Based on flights and destinations, Los Angeles International Airport is the seventh biggest hub of United Airlines. This airport acts as the gateway to the continents of Australia and Asia. Nearly 10 million people fly through the Los Angeles International Airport with United Airlines.

Guam A. B. Won Pat International Airport

On the basis of a total number of flights and destinations, the eighth biggest hub of United Airlines is the Guam A. B. Won Pat International Airport.

Destinations to where you can fly with United Airlines

You can fly with United Airlines to the following places:


United Airlines is an important mode of connection between Asia and the United States of America. It offers nonstop flights to several places in China like Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu. Flights are available from Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Newark, Chicago and San Francisco. It is the pioneering airline of the U.S. offering nonstop flights to Southeast Asia from America.


In the year 2010, on 20th June, United Airlines carried passengers for the first time to Ghana and Accra in Africa. It extended its service to Nigeria and Lagos from 12th December of the same year. Nonstop flights are also available to some regions in Africa.


At present, United Airlines serves as many as 27 cities in Europe’s southern, northern and western parts. Most of these flights depart from Chicago’s O’Hare, Washington Dulles or Newark. The countries in Europe having the maximum number of airports served by the United Airlines are Germany and the United Kingdom.


United offers flights to Melbourne and Sydney. Regular flights are available to Sydney from San Francisco and from Los Angeles to both Melbourne and Sydney. Its “island hopper” service has been operating between Honolulu and Guam, with stops at Chuuk, Majuro etc.

Middle East

United Airlines carries passengers to Tel Aviv from San Francisco and Newark. United Airlines formerly provided service to Middle East’s Kuwait City through Bahrain from 18th April 2010. Flights to Doha were launched via Dubai in 2012, from 1st May. It ceased flying to Kuwait City, Dubai, Bahrain and Doha due to the popularity of Middle Eastern Airlines in those regions.

More availability of flights with United Airlines during the winter vacation

The United Airlines increases its number of flights in the winter months to domestic airports that are close to the ski resorts like Jackson Hole, Aspen, Montrose, and Bozeman. As many as 300 weekly flights take travelers to the regional airports that are closest to the popular ski towns. The closest competitor of United Airlines in terms of its Ski services is Delta Airlines. Services to Doha, Kuwait City,

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