United Express Upgrades Regional Fleet with United First and Economy Plus Seating

United Express Introduces New 70 Seat Regional Jets in High-Demand Markets

CHICAGO, June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — United Airlines (BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) today introduced new 70-seat CRJ-700 and the EMB- 170 regional jets, which offer United First(R) and Economy Plus(R) seating, to eight of its United Express markets.

The state of the art fleet, which replaces United Express’ 50-seat aircraft, is a direct response to customer demand. A significant product upgrade for United Express regional markets, it offers customers more comfortable seating, spacious cabins and additional overhead bin storage. The eight United Express markets with the new aircraft feed flights into United hub airports, Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport.

“We are pleased to introduce a superior product, which includes First Class and Economy Plus seating and one of the most spacious regional jet cabins offered today,” says Sean Donohue, United’s vice president for United Express and Ted. “Customer feedback on this aircraft has been very positive, and our passengers appreciate the additional seat comfort and space. We are proud to offer this key product through our partner carriers in high-demand markets.”

Beginning today, June 7, United Express will operate the new 70-seat aircraft between Chicago O’Hare and White Plains, N.Y.; Columbia, S.C.; Portland, Maine; and Montreal and Ottawa, Canada. Also, beginning today, 70- seat United Express aircraft service will be offered between Washington Dulles and Portland, Maine; Rochester, N.Y.; and Montreal, Canada.

Additionally, all United Express service from Chicago O’Hare to Austin, Texas, and Colorado Springs, Colo., now offers the 70-seat aircraft. Fifty- seat regional jets have been removed from these markets.

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 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 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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