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United Continental Arm Adds Services to Gear Up for Spring

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United Continental Holdings, Inc.’s (UAL - Free Report) wholly owned subsidiary United Airlines has announced plans to offer customers several new domestic and international services to meet the surge in demand during the upcoming spring season.

United Airlines will be bumping up services to popular tourist spots with 31 flights to 12 Caribbean islands, 28 flights to seven Mexican cities and 27 flights (including 16 flights to Costa Rica) to seven places in Central America. Additionally, the carrier will introduce three more flights, each to Guatemala and Belize.Moreover, the seasonal nonstop service between Chicago and Brownsville/South Padre Island will be extended through the end of Spring in April 2019.

The Chicago, IL-based airline will also increase flight services to Phoenix and Tucson by seven. Meanwhile, it will add 15 more flights to 10 cities in Florida, eight more to four Hawaiian Islands and 10 extrato the ski destinations of Vail, Crested Butte, Steamboat Springs and Telluride in Colorado.

Further, the airline major will initiate nonstop services connecting Denver with Destin, Palm Beach, Pensacola and Sarasota as well as flightsbetween Denverand Brownsville/South Padre Island.


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United Continental carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Some better-ranked stocks in the airline space are Air France-KLM SA (AFLYY - Free Report) , International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (ICAGY - Free Report) and Spirit Airlines, Inc. (SAVE - Free Report) , each sporting a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

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