United Begins Nonstop Service Between San Francisco and Nagoya, Japan

CHICAGO, March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — United Airlines begins nonstop daily service on Saturday, March 26, from San Francisco International Airport to the new Central Japan International Airport near Nagoya, Japan; the return flight departs on Monday, March 28.

“United’s new Nagoya service begins just in time to bring travelers to the 2005 World Exposition Aichi, near Nagoya,” says Graham Atkinson, United’s senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Alliances. “It also is the most efficient service for business travelers to move between the western half of the United States and the industrial center of Japan. For travelers in Nagoya bound for points throughout the United States, the new and efficient San Francisco international terminal is the ideal U.S. starting point for connections.”

The Consul General of Japan in San Francisco Mr. Makoto Yamanaka says, “I am delighted to witness the inauguration of direct trans-Pacific flights on United Airlines between San Francisco and Nagoya, located in the heart of Japan. I hope many people will take advantage of this new route to visit Japan and enjoy the 2005 World Expo in Aichi Prefecture.”

“We congratulate United Airlines on this new nonstop service to Nagoya, a route that directly connects one world-class city with another,” says John Martin, airport director of San Francisco International Airport. “With its multiple nonstop services to Asia Pacific, United continues to provide exceptional service and opportunities for our customers.”

United is the largest trans-Pacific international airline, offering more flights between the 50 United States and the Asia-Pacific region than any other airline. With its Asia Pacific-based Star Alliance partners All Nippon Airways, Singapore Airlines, Asiana, Thai Airways and Air New Zealand, United provides customers with access to virtually all points in the region. Nagoya is the third Asian city to which United has introduced nonstop service from San Francisco in the past year; the airline launched nonstop service to Beijing in June and to Ho Chi Minh City in December.

United Flight 831 will depart San Francisco at 11:55 a.m. on March 26, 2005, and arrive in Nagoya the following day at 4:40 p.m. From Nagoya, Flight 830 will depart at 3:55 p.m. on March 28, and arrive in San Francisco the same day at 8:25 a.m. (flight times are subject to change). United will operate the combined passenger and cargo flights with a Boeing 777 aircraft that seats 258 passengers: 12 in United First(R), 49 in United Business(R) and 197 in United Economy(R), including more than 80 Economy Plus(R) seats.

United First class customers on the inaugural flight to Japan — and all United’s Japan-bound flights from the United States during March 26-April 1, except those from Hawaii — will receive gift bags, including a selection of premium items from the following: the book Sun Tzu Was a Sissy, Teas’ Tea green tea, Revolution Tea, Karen’s Fabulous Biscotti, Elizabeth Grant skin care products, DDF Cleansing Pads, OxyFresh breath freshening system, a Sebastian Signs scent, a certificate good for a 15% or $1,000 discount on a Lana Marks bag, and St. Tropez tanning products, courtesy of Madison & Mulholland, a supplier of gift totes for celebrities.

For more information about the Nagoya service and special introductory fares,* visit http://www.united.com/nagoyaservice . Customers who book a paid, qualifying roundtrip flight through united.com anytime by Dec. 31, 2005, also earn a booking bonus of 1,000 bonus miles.**

A double bonus miles offer for Mileage Plus members is valid for all booking classes on paid qualifying flights, and requires registration by June 11, 2005, for U.S. customers at http://www.united.com/nagoyabonus or via 1-800-447-6772 with code 693.*** Customers in Japan should register at http://www.united.com/nagoyaoffer .

About United

United Airlines (BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) is the world’s second largest airline, operating 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 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 nearly 800 destinations in 139 countries worldwide. United’s 60,000 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 http://united.com/ .

* Nagoya Fare Facts. Fares are each way based on required roundtrip purchase for United Economy(R) travel on United Airlines, Ted(SM) and United Express(R) carriers. Tickets purchased through United reservation offices are $5-per-ticket higher and tickets purchased at airport ticket counters are $10-per-ticket higher. Fares purchased through other distribution channels may also be higher. When purchasing from United, always go to united.com to find United’s lowest fares. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates. Purchase Requirements: Tickets must be purchased at least 7 days in advance and ticketed within 72 hours of making reservations, but no later than 2/28/05. Sale fare applies to U.S. point-of-sale only. Reservations and ticket purchases on united.com must be completed simultaneously. Travel Days/Dates: Fares are valid for travel Monday through Thursday for travel commencing between 3/26/05 and 5/31/05. Fares for other days of the week are higher. Flight Restrictions: Trans-pacific travel must occur on United flights 830 and 831 (San Francisco-Nagoya). Blackout Dates: None. Min./Max. Stay: A 6-day minimum stay is required and the maximum stay is 30 days. Booking Class: Sale fares to Nagoya are booked in S or W class, depending on the fare origin. Additional Taxes/Fees: Fare does not include the September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 maximum per roundtrip or Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18, which may be collected depending on the itinerary. All international fares are subject to U.S. arrival and departure taxes and agricultural, immigrations and customs fees of up to $40. For travel to some countries, additional airport, transportation, embarkation, security and passenger service taxes/surcharges of up to $72 will apply depending on destination. For return travel from some countries, fares do not include airport and/or departure taxes of up to $36, which may be collected by the foreign government. Itinerary Changes: Tickets are non-refundable, but the return portion may be changed for a $150 fee, provided the new itinerary is within the parameters of this offer, minimum and maximum stay requirements are met, and the origin and destination are not changed. If the reservation is cancelled before the ticketed departure date, the itinerary may be rebooked up to one year from the original ticket issuance date for a $150 service. If a reservation is not cancelled before the ticketed departure date, the ticket has no value. Other Conditions: Fare is subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Lower fares may be available.

** Terms and Conditions of 1,000-mile online booking bonus: 1,000 mile booking bonus offer is effective for bookings made through Dec. 31, 2005. E-Fares and award travel are not eligible for the 1,000 mile booking bonus offer. Bonus miles will be awarded to the passenger booking the flight(s). The passenger booking the flight shall be the united.com-registered user logged into the web site. Mileage Plus membership number must be provided at the time of purchase in order to receive the bonus miles awarded in connection with this offer. Roundtrip travel required. A roundtrip is defined as travel from an origin city to a destination city with return travel beginning in the outbound destination city back to the first origin city with all segments on United(R), Ted(SM), or United Express(R). One-way and open-jaw itineraries do not qualify, nor do United-marketed code-share flights operated by other carriers. Qualifying flights must be posted to the Mileage Plus account to qualify for this bonus. Bonus miles do not count toward Elite status. Miles accrued, awards issued and bonus offers are subject to the rules of the United Mileage Plus program. Please allow 4 to 8 weeks after completing qualifying travel activity for bonus miles to be posted to your Mileage Plus account. The Mileage Plus Program, including accruals, awards and bonus miles offers, is subject to change without notice. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the passenger. United and Mileage Plus are registered service marks. For complete details about the Mileage Plus program, visit http://www.united.com/ .

*** Bonus Mile Offer Terms and Conditions: Offer valid for qualifying travel between March 26, 2005 and June 11, 2005. Tickets purchased through United reservation offices are $5-per-ticket higher and tickets purchased at airport ticket counters are $10-per-ticket higher. Valid only on Trans-pacific flights, number 830 and 831, between San Francisco and Nagoya. Offer not combinable with other offers. Offer may be earned an unlimited number of times. Offer valid on all paid published fares. Roundtrip is required. A roundtrip is defined as travel from an origin city to a destination city with return travel beginning in the outbound destination city back to the first origin city with all segments on United. Open jaws and circle trips not allowed. E-ticket purchase required in the U.S. Registration required by June 11, 2005. Not valid on government fares. Valid only on flights operated by United and not valid on United marketed code share flights operated by other carriers. Must be a Mileage Plus member to participate in the offer. Flights must be credited to the Mileage Plus account in order to qualify. Double miles apply to base flight miles only and do not count toward elite status. Double miles are in addition to any applicable elite and class of service bonus. Offer subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Miles accrued, awards issued and bonus offers are subject to the rules of the United Mileage Plus program. Double miles will be deposited six to eight weeks upon completion of qualifying travel. The Mileage Plus Program, including accruals, awards and bonus miles offers, is subject to change without notice. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the passenger. United and Mileage Plus are registered service marks. For complete details about the Mileage Plus program, visit http://www.united.com/ . Promotion code MPI025.

**** 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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