The airline's restructuring plan remains on schedule.
News & Analysis: United Continental Holdings, Inc.
But a more profitable rival still looks like a better bet for long-term investors.
American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Holdings, and United Continental are salivating over the opportunity to operate more flights at Tokyo's most convenient airport.
The airline hopes that adding more premium seats to its fleet will help it win back high-spending business travelers and continue growing its unit revenue.
But the outlook for the first quarter shows that United is still a work in progress.
UAL earnings call for the period ending December 21, 2018.
United Continental reported strong growth and expects it to continue, while Goldman Sachs helped fuel a rally in bank stocks.
The airline giant will continue to add international flights from its San Francisco hub in 2019.
The stock jumps came for one simple reason.
Falling fuel prices are set to unlock huge cost savings for airlines next year, but many investors are worried about potential fare wars.