Get Kissed by the Mexican Sun with United Airlines’ New Service to Cancun and Puerto Vallarta

Part of United’s Continuing Service Expansion in Mexico

Service Begins in Time for Spring Break

CHICAGO, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — As part of its commitment to international service and continuing expansion in Mexico, United Airlines today announced new service between Chicago and Puerto Vallarta, and Los Angeles and Cancun.* Service begins March 4, 2006. Flights are now open for sale.

“We are pleased to further expand our service in Mexico just in time for spring travel,” said Greg Taylor, senior vice president-Planning. “We are committed to providing our customers even more travel options to Mexico, and we are hopeful that the Department of Transportation will approve our pending applications for additional Mexico service.”

The new weekly Saturday service between Chicago and Puerto Vallarta will be provided by United on an A320 aircraft and is scheduled to increase to daily December 15, 2006.

The new weekly Saturday service between Los Angeles and Cancun also will be provided on a United A320 aircraft. Beginning June 8, 2006, the service will increase to daily and be offered on Ted — which features low fares, Economy Plus seating with more legroom, Tedevision, TedSelect SnackBoxes and participation in United’s award-winning Mileage Plus(R) program.

United recently received U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) approval to serve Chicago-Puerto Vallarta and Los Angeles-Cancun. The company also applied to the DOT for three additional routes. Applications still pending approval include service between Chicago and Cancun and between Los Angeles and both San Jose del Cabo (Cabo San Lucas) and Puerto Vallarta. The October 2005 route applications stem from a new bilateral agreement reached last year between the United States and Mexico.

As of March this year, United will have 91 weekly departures from its hubs to Mexico — a 30 percent increase over last year. Since last March, United has added four completely new Mexico routes to its schedule: Los Angeles-Cancun, Denver-Mexico City, Chicago-Puerto Vallarta and Chicago-San Jose del Cabo (Cabo San Lucas). Also last year, United increased daily service between Los Angeles and Mexico City.

United’s low-fare guarantee pledges that customers will find the lowest fares on united.com. Customers will earn 1,000 bonus miles every time they purchase qualifying travel at united.com, and also may earn 500 bonus miles each time they check in for a United flight using EasyCheck-in Online at united.com before June 30, 2006. Together, these bonus mile offers enable customers to earn an additional 2,000 miles per flight.

*Subject to Mexican government approval.

About United

United Airlines (BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) operates more than 3,400 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 one of the largest international carriers based in the United States. United is also a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 790 destinations in 138 countries worldwide. United’s 57,000 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.

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