A little more than one year removed from bankruptcy and fresh from a $152 million first-quarter loss, United Airlines is focusing on repairing its balance sheet and improving its product rather than fleet renewal, Senior VP-Alliances, International & Regulatory Affairs Michael Whitaker said. Speaking in Copenhagen at last week's Star Alliance anniversary event, Whitaker defended the carrier's performance, calling the first-quarter result "a dramatic improvement year-over-year." UA ...

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