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Jan 11, 2024
United Airlines has told Illinois state officials that it has no plans to move its headquarters from the famed Willis Tower in downtown Chicago, in response to speculation that the company is planning to move to a Denver corporate campus that it is developing.

United Airlines has told Illinois state officials that it has no plans to move its headquarters from the famed Willis Tower in downtown Chicago, in response to speculation that the company is planning to move to a Denver corporate campus that it is developing. 

"As reported by Chicago Business, Governor Pritzker says United Airlines officials have assured him that the airline does not plan on moving its headquarters out of Illinois. Eyebrows were raised last August after UA purchased 113 acres of land in Denver for around $33 million, which it claims will be used initially for a flight training facility,” reports SimpleFlying.com.

“...last month, the airline filed a development plan with the City of Denver that, although mentioning the imminent construction of 12 full-flight simulators (FFS), also hinted at a larger "corporate campus" that could house around 5,000 employees,” the outlet reported. 

Despite the assurances made by the company to the state, many outlets are suggesting that a move be yet in the company’s long-term plans. United’s Willis Tower lease runs until 2033, according to reports.

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