An affiliate of
United Continental Holdings Inc.
) - United Airlines - has started offering 180-degree flat-bed
seats and a personal on-demand entertainment system to passengers
flying in the premium cabins of the long-route international
flights from the airports of New York city.
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With a command over New York's three major airports - Newark
Liberty, Kennedy and LaGuardia - United has over 450 flights
taking off daily to more than 150 cities around the globe. Most
of the aircraft flying from these cities offer the facility of
lie-flat seats and extra-legroom in the economy space. The
company's 182 aircraft operating internationally have been
retrofitted with all-new United Global First and United
Apart from these enhancements, United is focused on upgrading its
transcontinental Premium Service aircraft operating between John
F. Kennedy International Airport to San Francisco and Los
Angeles. The company will revamp
The Boeing Company
) 757 aircraft with all the aforesaid facilities plus wi-fi
connectivity. The upgrades are expected to be completed by the
end of 2013.
We appreciate the company's constant endeavors to uplift its
products and services both in air and on ground. In this regard,
United intends to invest $150 million to refurbish its Terminal C
check-in facilities at Newark Liberty via the installation of new
flight-information display, advanced checked-baggage screening
system and maintenance shed for widebody jets. For the
convenience of customers, United also introduced online booking
and travel scheduling via mobile devices.
United Continental, which operates with the likes of
Delta Air Lines
Southwest Airlines Co.
), currently retains a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) rating.