United Airlines is expected to officially emerge from Chapter Eleven bankruptcy protection with an announcement later this morning.
It will mark an end to a painful restructuring that began in 2002 and lasted a record eleven-hundred-50 days.
Passengers aren't likely to notice an immediate difference since the nation's Number Two airline never stopped flying.
But the Elk Grove Village, Illinois-based airline with a hub in Denver has made several changes.
United has trimmed its work force by 30 percent to 58-thousand employees.
It's flying 460 airplanes, which is 20 percent fewer than before bankruptcy.
The airline also has increased its international routes, on-time arrivals and the percentage of seats filled.
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