United and Jet Airways Increase Travel Options To and From India

Code-share agreement pending government approval; Jet Airways’ first European flight launches in May

CHICAGO, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — United Airlines and Jet Airways of India today announced plans for a new codeshare agreement that enables both airlines to sell seats on certain Jet Airways and United flights — providing customers of both airlines with more connection options, Mileage Plus(R) opportunities and automated through check-in on travel to and from India.

Jet Airways launches its first European service, between Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) and London, in late May. Beginning in October 2005, United would code share on the Jet Airways-operated London-Mumbai flight and on flights from Mumbai to other cities in India. In turn, Jet Airways would code share on United-operated service from London to the United States. This codeshare agreement is subject to U.S. and Indian government approvals and would be the first international code share offered by a privately owned Indian airline.

“Jet Airways has won many awards for the excellent service they provide their customers,” said Graham Atkinson, United’s senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Alliances. “We are pleased to be entering into this codeshare relationship, providing customers in India with access to the extensive United global network.”

The open skies agreement that India and the United States signed earlier this month authorizes codeshare agreements between Indian and U.S. airlines and unlimited flights between any U.S. and Indian city.

Jet Airways Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Prock-Schauer says, “This is a very exciting time for Jet Airways, as we have recently concluded an initial public offering, are introducing three A340-300E wide-body aircraft to our fleet and are expanding our international network to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and London. The United States is one of the largest markets to and from India and we are pleased to enter into a partnership with United, one of the largest U.S. carriers. As our international network continues to grow, we look forward to working closely with United to expand our reach and provide our customers with seamless service across both airline networks.”

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 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.

About Jet Airways

Jet Airways has a fleet comprised of 35 Classic and next-generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft and eight modern ATR 72-500 turbo-prop aircraft. With an average age of 4.6 years, the airline operates one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world. Every 4.5 minutes a Jet Airways flight takes off from an airport in India. Over 20,000 passengers travel daily on Jet Airways’ 271 daily flights to 44 destinations that span the length and breadth of India and also beyond, including Colombo in Sri Lanka, Kathmandu in Nepal and Singapore. Since its inception in May 1993 and through February 2005 Jet Airways has flown more than 50 million passengers.

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