United Airlines Announces Investment in Premium Cabin International Travel Experience

Selects B/E Aerospace for Premium Class Seating Program Initially Valued at up to $165 Million Over Two to Three Year Period

CHICAGO, March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — As part of its ongoing strategy to provide differentiated products and services to its customers, United Airlines today announced its initial investment in upgrading the international first and business class travel experience for United’s customers.

United has selected B/E Aerospace, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products (NASDAQ:BEAV) , to design and manufacture premium seats for a program initially valued at up to $165 million.

“We are leveraging the strength of our unmatched global network and are investing in upgrading our international premium customer offering to meet the needs of our global travelers in a way that is distinctly United,” said John Tague, executive vice president-Marketing, Sales and Revenue, United Airlines.

The carrier’s international premium customer offering will be introduced in phases, with enhancements slated to begin in 2007. Reconfiguration of United’s entire international wide-body fleet will span roughly two to three years.

“We are focused on delivering the service and experience our customers expect, and we will continue to identify opportunities to enhance every aspect of our customers’ premium travel experience,” said Dennis Cary, senior vice president-Marketing, United Airlines.

“This program supports United’s strategic business emphasis on international and premium services,” said Amin J. Khoury, chairman and chief executive officer, B/E Aerospace, Inc. “United flies one of the largest international fleets in the world, and we look forward to playing a key role in bringing new levels of comfort to their premium customers.”

About United

United Airlines (NASDAQ:UAUA) 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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