United Airlines Associate Analyst - Network Planning & Scheduling in Chicago, Illinois

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Network Planning and Scheduling Overview

The Network Planning & Scheduling department is responsible for strategic and operational decisions related to United’s global route network. We evaluate aircraft configurations, fleet acquisitions/retirements, and determine the long term strategy of United’s hubs and spokes. We plan capacity in existing markets and forecast performance of potential new additions to the network, both domestically and internationally. We schedule each of our 5,000 daily departures on all of our different aircraft types. We optimize the schedule for passenger connectivity and operational feasibility and reliability. We review revenue and cost performance of all of our markets to optimally deploy capacity and maximize network profitability.

Job Description

The Associate Analyst role is responsible for optimizing United’s global route network to maximize profitability. Depending on the specific role, responsibilities may include the following:

  • Managing a portfolio of markets by analyzing profitability impact of potential changes and making tactical and strategic recommendations for market additions, market exits, or frequency or aircraft changes

  • Optimizing schedule to ensure operability, reliability, and maximize passenger connectivity

  • Evaluating aircraft purchases, retirements, or reconfigurations


  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills required

  • Ability to handle simultaneous projects and adapt to a fast-paced, changing environment

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills

  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and PowerPoint

  • Completion of at least one internship or work experience in an analytical role is required

  • Intellectual curiosity, desire to learn, ability to take initiative

  • Must be a current undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Business, Finance/Economics, Transportation/Logistics, Mathematics, or related area of study; senior standing required

  • Positions are based in Chicago, IL

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship now or in the future

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 52 Network Planning

Function: Full-Time - MBA/ELP & Undergrad

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled