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United Airlines Expands Service to Munich

United today announced it will
launch a daily nonstop flight between Chicago O’Hare and Munich, beginning
June 7, 2005. This new service is in addition to United’s existing daily
Washington Dulles-Munich service. United’s new flight, open for sale
today, complements the Chicago-Munich code-share flight currently operated
by Star Alliance partner Lufthansa, giving customers an additional
schedule option on the route and timed to provide convenient connections
from both cities on United and Lufthansa. “We are pleased to carry customers from Chicago directly to one of
Germany’s main business centers and top tourist destinations,” says
Michael Whitaker, United’s vice president of Alliances, International and
Regulatory Affairs. “In Munich, travelers experience a city with a unique
blend of modern cosmopolitan style and historic Bavarian attractions. The
new service is just in time for the busy summer travel season, offering
our customers another convenient nonstop flight to Europe. It also further
strengthens our alliance network with Lufthansa.”

The new Munich flight joins United’s nonstop daily service from its
Chicago hub to the major European cities of Frankfurt, London, Paris and
Amsterdam, as well as to other top destinations in Asia and Latin America.
In addition to nonstop service to Munich, United also serves Frankfurt,
Germany, with two daily nonstop flights from both Chicago and Washington
Dulles, and one daily nonstop from San Francisco. Combined, United and
Lufthansa provide the most service between the U.S. and Germany.

“Together with our partner United, Chicago customers can fly nonstop to
Munich and, from there, on to nearly 100 destinations around the world on
Lufthansa,” said Thomas Winkelman, vice president of The Americas for
Lufthansa. “Travelers now have more options to enjoy the Bavarian
countryside, or take an elephant ride in Delhi.”

Customers who book summer travel on United between Chicago O’Hare and
Munich can earn Mileage Plus(R) bonus miles when they purchase and fly a
qualifying roundtrip on the route. Earn 10,000 bonus miles in United
First(R), 5,000 miles in United Business(R), or 2,500 miles in United
Economy(R) with purchase between Feb. 15 and Aug. 31, 2005, for travel
between June 7 and Aug. 31, 2005. Customers must register for the special
bonus miles offer online at .* In
addition, customers who book and fly a paid, qualifying roundtrip flight
through by Dec. 31, 2005, earn 1,000 bonus miles by booking
their travel at .**

Flight 906 will depart Chicago O’Hare at 5:50 p.m. on June 7 and arrive in
Munich at 9:50 a.m. the next day. On June 8, Flight 907 begins operating
from Munich at 3:20 p.m. with an arrival time in Chicago of 6:15 p.m. the
same day. United will operate the flights with a Boeing 767 aircraft that
seats 193 passengers—10 in United First, 32 in United Business and 151
in United Economy, including 71 in United Economy Plus(R).