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United Continental Holdings, Inc (UAL)

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  • Apr. 16, 2013, 9:17 AM
    Airfares came in 0.6% higher during March, according to consumer price data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The year-over-year increase in fares was 3.77%.
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  • Apr. 9, 2013, 10:07 AM
    United Continental (UAL) says revenue passenger miles and capacity both fell in March compared to a year ago but it was able to lift its consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) by an estimated 6.5% to 7.5% during the month.
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  • Apr. 9, 2013, 7:18 AM
    Another death from the avian flu has been reported in China, according to state media. The latest fatality brings the total to eight. What to watch: The airline sector has seen some of the hardest hits related to the health crisis due to demand concerns with Chinese airline stocks (ZNH, CEA) trading lower as well as a few U.S. carriers (ALK, DAL, UAL) heavy on routes to Asia.
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  • Apr. 8, 2013, 3:55 PM
    While Boeing (BA +0.7%) continues to work with the FAA to gain clearance on its Dreamliner battery fix, United Continental (UAL +2.8%) says it expects to start running some flights of the 787 sooner than expected. The airline plans to restart some flights in Chicago by May 31st, while its Houston-Heathrow and Denver-Tokyo international flights are targeted to resume on June 10, though no specific flights were named.
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  • Apr. 8, 2013, 8:49 AM
    Airline stocks are on watch after new cases of the H7N9 bird flu strain were reported today in China, including a fatal case in Shanghai. Carriers (ALK, DAL, UAL) with routes to Asia could feel a short-term demand pinch until the issues resolves.
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  • Apr. 5, 2013, 10:16 AM
    A number of global airline stocks slump with concerns of an outbreak of bird flu in China creating worries on demand for airline travel to Asia. Though it's a busy day on the macroeconomic front - Air France-KLM (AFLYY.PK), Deutsche Lufthansa (DLAKY.PK), Delta Air Lines (DAL -5%), and United Continental (UAL -4%) seem to be  feeling a chill from the bird flu issue as well. (Previous: Chinese airline stocks dive)
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  • Apr. 3, 2013, 12:31 PM
    The latest batch of data from IATA show a 3.7% increase in global airline passenger traffic in February with emerging markets making for ongoing sluggishness in Europe. Over the last four months, passenger demand has grown at a 9% annualized clip. IATA on global carriers: "Airlines are carefully managing capacity expansion, which is keeping the load factor at a record high."
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  • Apr. 2, 2013, 10:50 AM
    Airline stocks (FAA) take a turn lower after Delta Air Lines (DAL -6.7%) issues a disappointing report on March traffic. The carrier blamed the sequester and some temporary tech issues for a loss in late bookings, but investors don't seem to buying the excuses. As the first carrier to report March numbers, what Delta says carries some weight. Decliners: LCC -5.3%, ALK -4.6%, UAL -4.4%, LUV -3.7%, JBLU -3.2%, ALGT -1.7%.
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  • Apr. 1, 2013, 12:38 PM
    Airline stocks (FAA) trade are blowing off some steam with regional carriers Republic Airways (RJET -9.8%), Allegiant (ALGT -3%), and Spirit Airlines (SAVE -3.2%) leading the slide. Macroeconomic concerns and a harsh downgrade from Evercore Partners on United Continental (UAL -2.5%) seem to be tipping sentiment.
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  • Mar. 28, 2013, 5:50 PM
    United Continental Holdings (UAL) says it expects its Q1 consolidated cost per available seat mile to increase 11.4% to 12.4% year-over-year, largely due to higher than expected winter storm activity, higher aircraft maintenance, an increase in salaries and wages, and certain crew-related expenses due to the grounding of the Boeing 787 fleet. Passenger revenue per available seat mile is expected to increase between 5.4% and 6.4%, however, to between $1.13B and $1.18B.
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  • Mar. 24, 2013, 4:58 AM
    Airlines for America, a trade group that represents large carriers, has said that its members don't have any plans to cancel or postpone flights because of the expected closure of 148 air-traffic control towers. The FAA announced the closures on Friday as part of its program to save $627M because of sequestration. The cost cuts will also affect major airports such as Chicago's O'Hare, where controllers will be required to work fewer hours per month.
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  • Mar. 22, 2013, 4:49 AM
    FedEx (FDX) agrees to acquire up to 14 Boeing 757 jets from United Airlines (UAL) and takes an option to buy another 16 as part of the delivery company's fleet renewal. Converting the jets to carry cargo costs $5M a plane.
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  • Mar. 20, 2013, 7:32 AM
    The International Air Transport Association increases its forecast for 2013 airline profits to $10.6B from $8.4B due to improved global economic prospects. Passenger demand is seen growing during the year by 5.4%, up from IATA's previous call for a 4.5% rise. Higher jet fuel prices will partially offset revenue gains, according to the agency.
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  • Mar. 18, 2013, 1:55 PM
    Airlines (FAA) would like to implement a new travel industry booking system which will allow consumers to buy add-ons such as upgraded seats or early boarding when they book flights through a travel website or agent. Trade group IATA filed an application with the DOT seeking an upgrade and to move forward on replacing the antiquated system.
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  • Mar. 12, 2013, 10:50 AM
    CIT Group says it has heard from a number of commercial airline companies seeking an alternative to the Boeing 787 with a quick fix for the troubled jet looking unlikely. Norwegian Air Shuttle and United Continental (UAL -0.4%) are two Boeing customers that are known to be adjusting their fleets, but other unnamed carriers also appear to be scrambling. It's a problem for the sector (FAA) with alternatives to the 787 providing less seats and higher fuel costs in general.
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  • Mar. 11, 2013, 10:16 AM
    Morgan Stanley advises taking profits on airline stocks (FAA) after the impressive rally in the group with oil prices falling and fares holding. The sector is seeing a bit of a pullback today with United Continental (UAL -2.7%) and Delta Air Lines (DAL -1%) faltering the most, but performance is still strong for the year.
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Company Description
United Continental Holdings Inc transports people and cargo through its mainline operations, which use jet aircraft with at least 118 seats, and its regional operations.
Sector: Services
Industry: Major Airlines
Country: United States