United Reaches Deal With Mesa Airlines to Provide United Express Service

CHICAGO, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — United Airlines announced today that it has reached a five-year agreement with United Express partner Mesa Air Group to operate 30 replacement aircraft under the United Express name, beginning in Fall 2005.

“We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Mesa, a move that supports United Express’s goal to maintain reliable operations in each of the markets we currently serve,” said Sean Donohue, United’s vice president for United Express and Ted. “These replacement aircraft will generate significant savings and will largely complete the selection of carriers to replace Air Wisconsin.”

Last month, United announced that it had reached agreements with SkyWest and GoJet to operate 30 aircraft under the United Express brand. Together, the agreements with Mesa, SkyWest and GoJet replace 60 of the 80 aircraft currently being operated for United by Air Wisconsin Airlines. No stations will be closed as a result of the agreement; however, schedule changes may occur as United takes the opportunity to reduce United Express capacity to fit customer demand.

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/ .

* 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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