United Airlines to Expand Ted Service by 20 Percent

New Routes and Destinations to Be Added in Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean

CHICAGO, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Just a year after launching Ted out of Denver International Airport, United Airlines announced today that the Ted fleet of aircraft will grow by 20% — from 47 to 56 aircraft.

“Ted has met or exceeded all of our expectations as customers respond to low fares, a high quality experience, and all the benefits of the Mileage Plus program and Economy Plus seating,” said Sean Donohue, vice president of Ted and United Express. “Financially, Ted delivered strong year-over-year margin improvement driven by an increase in both United elite customers as well as new customers to the airline.”

Ted plans to expand its fleet of Airbus 320 aircraft by converting nine mainline aircraft to the Ted configuration. The new Ted aircraft will provide additional service out of Ted’s hubs in Denver, Washington Dulles and Chicago to markets in Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean. United will announce specific routes at a later date.

In its first year, Ted carried more than seven million passengers, achieving a load factor greater than 80% for 2004. Daily flights have increased as well, from 20 flights per day in February 2004 to 214 daily flights today. Ted carries more than 27,000 customers each day to destinations across United’s route network.

About United

United Airlines (BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) is the world’s second largest airline, operating more than 3,500 flights a day on United, United Express and Ted to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is the largest international carrier based in the United States.* United is also a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to more than 700 destinations in more than 130 countries worldwide. United’s nearly 62,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. News releases and other information about United can be found at the company’s Web site at united.com.

* Measured by revenue passenger miles as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation for 12 months ending September 2004, the most recent comparison data available.

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