United Airlines reported fourth-quarter net income of $462 million and pre-tax earnings of $556 million, declines of 20.2% and 10.3%, respectively, but executives were bullish on the overall results as based on its goal to reduce unit costs and grow more rapidly than its peers while offsetting higher fuel costs. For the full year, United reported net income of $2.1 billion, down 0.7% from 2017, and pre-tax earnings of $2.7 billion, down 12.6%. United’s full-year 2018 revenue totaled ...

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