United Continental posts wider quarterly loss

April 24 (Reuters) - United Continental Holdings Inc posted a wider quarterly loss on Thursday as expenses increased and revenue fell, hurt by flight cancellations because of winter storms.

The loss increased to $609 million, or $1.66 a share, from $417 million, or $1.26 a share, a year earlier.

(Reporting by Karen Jacobs in Atlanta; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)