United Airlines (UAL -1.7%) begins construction of a new hanger at Washington Dulles...

|By:, SA News Editor

United Airlines (UAL -1.7%) begins construction of a new hanger at Washington Dulles International Airport to allow the carrier to perform maintenance on two widebodies at the same time. With the $45M investment, UAL is tipping off its plan to add more international flights out of Dulles. The bigger picture: If relaxed rules on foreign ownership of airlines in the U.S. and Europe take flight, UAL could be set up for a major merger or partnership.