United Airlines Expands LAX-Sydney Service

Additional flight reinforces United’s leadership position in the Pacific and at LAX

CHICAGO, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — United will offer three additional weekly flights between its airport hub at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport in Australia, between Dec. 15, 2005, and April 27, 2006.

“Our service expansion builds on the success of our existing daily flight between Sydney and Los Angeles,” said Graham Atkinson, United’s senior vice president-Worldwide Sales and Alliances. “This flight addition also reinforces United’s leadership position in the Pacific, on the U.S. West Coast and specifically at LAX.”

The new Los Angeles-Sydney flights are timed to maximize convenience and connections at both airports, and will be operated with B747-400 aircraft, configured with United First(R) 14 seats, 73 United Business(R) seats, 88 seats in Economy Plus(R) and 172 seats in United Economy(R).

Flights opened for sale on July 9.

Service between Sydney and Los Angeles

Flight Origin Destination Departure Arrival
UA827 Los Angeles Sydney 8:35 p.m. (M,Th,Sat.) 6:15 a.m.
(2 days
later)
UA826 Sydney Los Angeles 2:00 p.m. (M,W,Sat.) 8:35 a.m.
(same day)

About United

United Airlines (BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) is the world’s second largest airline and 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 nearly 800 destinations in 139 countries worldwide. United’s 58,500 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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