Already in Chapter 11, United foresees that when its changes are all in effect by March 2005, international service will account for 40% of its capacity and 50% of its revenues.
United Cargo flew more than 1.88 billion cargo-ton miles in 2003. It continues upgrade its e-commerce capabilities as well as adding new facilities and bar-code scanning capabilities.
The airline has filed application to fly daily, nonstop service between San Francisco and China’s new Baiyun International Airport. If approved, the service will begin in March 2005, with the use of Boeing 777 aircraft – with a stop in Tokyo – and nonstop Boeing 747 service to begin in 2006.