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United Announces Significant Service Expansion

Beginning this fall and
winter, United and United Express will introduce daily nonstop service in
several markets from its Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles hub
airports. The flight expansion increases United’s breadth of service to
cities where customer demand for air service is growing. For Chicago O’Hare, the new daily service to six destinations will bring
the total number of markets served nonstop by United and United Express to
134. Combined, United and United Express serve the most markets of any
airline from Chicago O’Hare.

From Washington Dulles, new daily nonstop roundtrips to five cities will
bring the total United and United Express markets served to 81, which is
more than double the markets served by our nearest competitor at Dulles.

“Together with our United Express carriers, we continue to provide flights
and schedules that our customers need and want,” said John Tague,
executive vice president of marketing, sales and revenue. “Our goal is to
offer the best routes and most convenient schedules for our customers.”

Service Expansion

From Chicago O’Hare, United on Oct. 4, 2004, will offer two daily nonstop
roundtrip flights to Albuquerque, N.M., and Tucson, Ariz., as well as one
daily flight to Palm Springs, Calif., with seasonal service through April
2005. United Express carrier SkyWest also will add regional jet service
from O’Hare to Edmonton, Canada, with two daily nonstop flights. In time
for holiday travel, United on Dec. 16, 2004, will increase service to
Aruba from Chicago O’Hare with one daily roundtrip, replacing the
Saturday-only service.


From Washington Dulles, also effective on Oct. 4, 2004, United Express
carriers will operate three daily roundtrips to Memphis, Tenn., and
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa., and two daily roundtrip flights to Milwaukee.
The Memphis and Milwaukee flights will be operated by Air Wisconsin, and
Shuttle America will operate the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa., service. Then
on Oct. 17, 2004, United Express carrier Chautauqua Airlines begins
nonstop service between Washington Dulles and Houston with two daily
roundtrips, adding a third daily flight beginning on Oct. 31, 2004.

Finally, effective Feb. 15, 2005, United Express carrier Air Wisconsin
will introduce regional jet service to Myrtle Beach, S.C., with two daily
flights from Chicago O’Hare and four daily flights from Washington Dulles.

All new flights open for sale today, except Myrtle Beach flights, which
open for sale on Thursday, July 22.