United Continental Holdings Inc.
) announced plans to operate twice-daily nonstop flights between
Denver to Dickinson, N.D., starting Jun 6, 2013. We believe
the new flights will expand the company's network capabilities as
well as tap significant market opportunities.
United Continental, the largest U.S.airline, followed by
Delta Air Lines Inc.
), is making continued progress in optimizing its network and
flight routes for greater efficiency in fleet operations. The
company is reducing its domestic fleet count, retiring the older
and less-efficient aircraft and reconfiguring domestic aircraft
for international service.
Moreover, the company continues to improve service features and
introduce products that will enhance value and profitability. The
premium cabin flat-bed seats have been installed in 87% of the
international fleet, including the first reconfigured and
retrofitted International 767-300ER.
The company expects to complete the installation in all
international flights by the end of the first quarter of 2013.
Further, United Continental started offering global
satellite-based Wi-Fi in Aug last year, introducing the product
on Airbus A319, followed by the
) 747 and 737-900ERs.
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We believe the company's efforts to enhance customer experience
will lead to revenue growth and increased market traction.
However, we expect these aspects to be overshadowed by the
concerns over fluctuating fuel prices, rising non-fuel expense,
growing competition, new advertising policy, unionized workforce
and a sluggish global economy.
), which has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), is a stock worth
considering in this sector.
United Continental currently retains a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold)