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  • July 29- United Continental Holdings Inc has been the target of a data breach linked to a group of China- backed hackers, Bloomberg reported. The company detected an attack into its computer systems in May or early June, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The China- backed hackers are the ones that were behind other data breaches including...

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, July 28- China Eastern Airlines plans to work with new investor Delta Air Lines to expand its global footprint beyond China-U.S. routes, an executive from the Shanghai- based carrier said. While the airlines will deepen their ties on trans-Pacific routes, there is scope to work in other regions such as Europe, James Wang, China Eastern's board...

  • U.S. airlines return to fuel hedging, get burned again Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 6:46 PM ET

    Southwest Airlines Co and United Continental Holdings Inc have added new hedges against a rise in oil prices just months after bets last year cost them hundreds of millions of dollars. "We were concerned that market prices would continue to escalate, so we did add some positions for the second half of this year," Southwest's Chief Financial Officer Tammy Romo...

  • GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.— United Airlines says no mechanical or technical problems were found after a plane headed to Los Angeles from Denver made an emergency landing in Grand Junction, Colorado, on Wednesday. Others continued to Los Angeles on a different plane. Grand Junction Fire Department spokesman Shawn Montgomery says firefighters tested for toxic gases...

  • Southwest Airlines and United Airlines posted record second-quarter earnings on Thursday even though Southwest's revenue grew just 2 percent and United's declined from a year ago. Southwest Airlines Co. earned a record $608 million in the second quarter— a 31 percent increase from a year ago, and the airline's ninth straight record-profit quarter.

  • July 23- United Continental Holdings Inc has invested in backup plans for disruptions in the wake of tech glitches that have grounded its planes twice since early June, the airline's Chief Executive Officer Jeff Smisek said on Thursday. The first recent incident at United occurred on June 2, when software needed to dispatch the airline's flight plan briefly...

  • July 23- United Continental Holdings Inc on Thursday forecast a drop in unit revenue and trimmed plans for capacity growth as the U.S. dollar weighs on demand abroad, but it announced new share buybacks because its profit continues to rise. "Management appears concerned about the decline in unit revenue and is being responsive to weaker demand in some markets,"...

  • July 23- United Continental Holdings Inc on Thursday forecast a drop in unit revenue and trimmed plans for capacity growth as the U.S. dollar weighs on demand abroad, but it announced new share buybacks because its profit continues to rise. Shares rose more than 2 percent in pre-market trade on news of United's plans to buy back $3 billion of its stock.

  • July 23- United Continental Holdings Inc on Thursday reported a 51 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by lower fuel and maintenance costs, and announced a $3 billion buyback plan. The Chicago- based airline earned $1.19 billion, or $3.14 cents per share, for the second quarter ended June 30, up from $789 million, or $2.01 per share, in the year ago period.

  • July 22- Command Security Corp employees who work at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport have called off plans to strike on Wednesday, the 32 BJ SEIU service workers union said. According to the union, Command Security Corp threatened to fire workers who were organizing for higher wages and benefits via union representation.

  • Flight makes emergency landing after passengers feel ill Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 12:15 PM ET

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.— A flight from Denver to Los Angeles was diverted to Grand Junction on Wednesday after a number of passengers reported feeling ill. United Airlines spokeswoman Jennifer Dohm said the crew of the Airbus A320 deployed oxygen masks and decided to land in the western Colorado city. Jeremy Kissinger, an event coordinator on his way to Los Angeles...

  • Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 12:51 PM ET

    As people in countries such as China, India and Indonesia get wealthier they are increasingly turning to air travel for vacation or business, creating an enormous financial opportunity for the airlines. The number of passengers worldwide could more than double, to 7.3 billion a year, in the next two decades, according to the International Air Transport...

  • Why United Airlines awards hackers millions of miles Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 6:41 AM ET
    United Airlines jets

    United has awarded millions of frequent flier miles to hackers who have uncovered gaps in the carrier's web security.

  • July 16- United Continental Holdings Inc has awarded millions of frequent flier miles to hackers who have uncovered gaps in the carrier's web security, in a first for the U.S. airline industry. United confirmed with Reuters that it has paid out two awards worth 1 million miles each, worth dozens of free domestic flights on the airline. The Chicago- based carrier has...

  • *Netflix, Facebook, Amazon hit record highs. July 13- U.S. stocks finished sharply higher on Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average re-emerging in positive territory for the year, after euro zone leaders reached a tentative deal to bail out Greece. Greece won conditional agreement to receive a possible $95 billion over three years, along with an assurance of...

  • July 13- U.S. stocks surged on Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average re-emerging in positive territory for the year after euro zone leaders reached a tentative deal to bail out Greece. Greece won conditional agreement to receive a possible $95 billion over three years, along with an assurance of talks to bridge a funding gap until a bailout is finally...

  • Airlines pocket record $38B from extra fees Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 1:33 PM ET
    Passengers check-in for flights with United Airlines at O'Hare Airport last month.

    Airlines' ancillary fee revenue grew at a double-digit pace last year, according to a new report.

  • *Netflix, Facebook, Amazon hit record highs. July 13- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average moving into positive territory again for the year, after euro zone leaders reached an agreement with Greece to move forward with a bailout loan for the country to avert bankruptcy. Greece won conditional agreement to receive a possible $95 billion...

  • *Greece wins conditional agreement to receive $95 bln. July 13- U.S. stocks were higher on Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average moving into positive territory again for the year, after euro zone leaders reached an agreement with Greece to move forward with a bailout loan for the country to avert bankruptcy. "The U.S. market is following the global markets as...

  • July 11- A passenger and two flight attendants on a United Airlines flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico, were transported to a hospital on Saturday after the plane encountered turbulence during its approach to Washington Dulles International Airport, officials said. A United Airlines spokeswoman said in a statement that Flight 1597 from San Juan to Washington...