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United Continental Holdings, Inc (UAL)

  • May 14, 2013, 12:57 PM
    U.S. airlines collected $6B in baggage fees (+3.8% Y/Y) and reservation change fees (+7.3%) last year as the industry's model continues to shift. This year looks like it could bring airliners an even bigger haul with American Airlines (AAMRQ.PK), Delta Airlines (DAL +1.7%), United Continental (UAL +1.2%), and US Airways (LCC +2.4%) all raising their domestic flight fee change 33% higher to $200 while Southwest Airlines (LUV +0.5%) adds some cancellations fees of its own.
  • May 13, 2013, 7:08 AM
    Global airline stocks trade weak in European markets after concerns about a new virus intensify. The novel coronavirus infection has killed over 34 people and can be transmitted between humans, according to the World Health Organization. On watch: Delta Air Lines (DAL), United Continental (UAL), China Eastern Airlines (CEA), China Southern Airlines (ZNH), Copa Holdings (CPA), Gol Linhas (GOL), Latam Airlines (LFL), Air France-KLM (AFLYY.PK), Deutsche Lufthansa (DLAKY.PK)
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  • May 8, 2013, 2:32 PM
    Behind Delta Air Lines' (DAL +2.8%) new buyback plan and quarterly dividend marks a paradigm shift at the company, according to CEO Richard Anderson. The change in the capital structure of the carrier also includes a reduction of Delta's debt position as it looks "de-risk" the balance sheet on top of the capital allocation. Will the airline industry (UAL, LCC, JBLU, RJET, ALK, HA, LUV, AAMRQ.PK) finally revert to a business model that throws off cash flow and rewards investors?
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  • May 3, 2013, 1:55 PM
    Global airline passenger traffic picked up in March, according to the latest batch of data from IATA. International traffic was up 6% while domestic traffic grew at a 5.7% clip. Analyst Rahul Sharma notes emerging markets helped drive the growth and thinks recent fare increases shows confidence by the group that demand will sustain. Global carriers to watch: Ryanair (RYAAY), Emirates, Cathay Pacific Airways (CPCAY.PK), Singapore Airways (SINGY.PK), Delta Air Lines (DAL), United Continental (UAL), China Eastern Airlines (CEA), China Southern Airlines (ZNH), Copa Holdings (CPA), Gol Linhas (GOL), and Latam Airlines (LFL).
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  • Apr. 28, 2013, 2:57 AM
    Air traffic control operations are set to return to normal by this evening after the FAA ended the staff furloughs that had caused the delay of thousands of flights since coming into effect last Sunday. The FAA's move follows Congress' passing of legislation that allowed the agency to redirect up to $253M of its airport improvement budget to fund staffing and operations.
  • Apr. 26, 2013, 12:27 PM
    The squeaky wheel gets the grease as the U.S. House votes to approve a bill to end the furlough of FAA employees. Those that bought airline stocks (FAA) on Monday when overwrought reports of long delays at U.S. airports rattled the sector made a good call.
  • Apr. 26, 2013, 4:25 AM
    Moving at lightening speed and foregoing debate, the Senate last night unanimously voted to approve a bill that allows the Department of Transportation to use unspent funds to cover the costs of air traffic controllers and end the furloughs that were prompted by sequestration and have caused widespread flight delays. The House could take up the legislation today and is expected to approve it.
  • Apr. 25, 2013, 9:46 AM
    The FAA publishes a new rule for the 787 Dreamliner's lithium-ion batteries and says it will cost an estimated $2.8M to make the necessary modifications at United Airlines (UAL -0.3%).
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  • Apr. 25, 2013, 8:24 AM
    More on United Continental's (UAL) Q1: Revenue dipped for domestic, Atlantic, and Latin America routes as the carrier tightened up its capacity. Key metric PRASM improved 5.9% Y/Y during the quarter. The company appears to have done slightly better than peers in managing its fuel expenses. (PR)
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  • Apr. 25, 2013, 7:37 AM
    United Continental (UAL): Q1 EPS of -$0.98 beats by $0.08. Revenue of $8.7B (+1.4% Y/Y) beats by $0.01B. (PR)
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  • Apr. 25, 2013, 6:25 AM
    Senators from both parties have introduced legislation aimed at easing the airport congestion and flight delays caused by sequestration. One bill would give the Department of Transportation and FAA the ability to move funds between different accounts in order to reduce the furloughs for air-traffic controllers. The leaves of absence have so far been distributed evenly among all controllers, regardless of whether they work at busy or quiet airports.
  • Apr. 24, 2013, 1:25 PM
    Airline travel analysts think other carriers will match the $50 increase to $200 in United Continental's (UAL +1.3%) ticket change fee. Part of the rationale behind the change is to increase the incentive for business travelers to buy more expensive tickets with flexibility on ticket changes built in. Keeping up its lone wolf ways, Southwest Airlines (LUV +0.6%) will stick with its policy of no change fees.
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  • Apr. 24, 2013, 6:32 AM
    The airline industry (FAA) doesn't think carriers should be fined by the DOT for tarmac delays due to the reduced number of air traffic controllers working this week following mandated furloughs. Two industry groups have filed a motion asking the DOT to suspend the three-year old tarmac rule.
  • Apr. 22, 2013, 7:33 AM
    Early indications are that the furlough by the FAA of employees - including air traffic controllers - isn't causing significant delays and flight cancellations. In the background, airline trade groups are keeping up the pressure on the FAA with a new lawsuit aimed at curtailing the furloughs. (flight tracking stats)
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  • Apr. 18, 2013, 2:31 PM
    The FAA says it will cut staffing by 10% at airports in Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles this Sunday in one of its first rounds of cuts tied to mandatory budget reductions under the sequester. Though the prospect of fewer air traffic controllers sounds daunting, carriers haven't announced just yet that the development will impact the number of flights flown or revenue booked this quarter.
  • Apr. 17, 2013, 9:46 AM
    Airliner headache: FAA chief Michael Huerta warns significant flight delays could be seen as air traffic control furloughs begin on April 21. It's unlikely travelers will enjoy the process as busy airports may be forced to close runways and open fewer security screening lines.
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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