After hours, shares of United Airlines Holdings Inc. , +0.02% rose on Wednesday, after the airline gave a more optimistic outlook for the full year, amid a slowdown in the travel industry and nationwide service problems. United Airlines Holdings Inc. raised its full-year profit forecast from $10 to $12 to $11 to 12. This is an increase over the previous range of $10-12 and FactSet’s forecast of $9.78. United’s forecast for the third quarter was $3.85-$4.35 adjusted earnings per share, which is higher than FactSet’s $3.76. The airline forecast sales growth between 10% and 13%, which is above FactSet’s forecasts of around 9%. After hours, shares rose by 2.5%. The company reported a net income of $1.1billion, or $3.24 per share, compared to $329m, or $1 per share, for the same quarter in last year. The revenue increased from $12.11 to $14.18. United’s adjusted earnings per share were $5.03, after special charges and debt cancellation. FactSet polled analysts who expected United to post adjusted earnings per share at $4.03 on sales of $13.9billion. United’s results and outlook show that its efforts to improve flight connectivity at mid-continent airports and upgauge the carrier are working.