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Monday June 7, 6:00 am Eastern Time

Company Press Release

United Airlines Expands West Coast Operation; Plans Major New Growth at Los Angeles International Airport

Schedule at New LAX Hub Will Include 30 New Daily United and United Shuttle Departures


CHICAGO, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced that it will expand service at its newest hub, Los Angeles International Airport, by adding 30 new daily non-stop flights. The new schedule will enhance United Shuttle service with more nonstop service on intra-California routes, and add United Airlines service to key business destinations. The move is part of an overall expansion of United Airlines' West Coast operation that also includes new flights at Seattle, Sacramento, San Jose and San Francisco.

During the expansion's first phase, which will take place in September, United will add three new daily nonstop flights from LAX to both Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston. In October, United plans to add daily nonstop service from LAX to Atlanta and increase the number of nonstop flights from LAX to both Orlando, Miami, and Honolulu.

United Shuttle customers will also welcome the addition of brand new nonstop 737 jet service from LAX to Santa Barbara, Medford and Reno -- destinations that were previously only served by United Shuttle from San Francisco. United Shuttle will also introduce seven daily nonstop flights from LAX to San Diego and four new daily nonstop flights to Palm Springs, a new destination for United Shuttle service.

Commenting on the expansion plans, Chris Bowers, Senior Vice President -- North America for United Airlines, said: ``United is synonymous with business travel on the West Coast. This expansion further enhances our presence in key markets and brings new jet service to a number of communities. In Los Angeles, our newest hub airport, we will offer 217 daily flights to 54 non-stop destinations, more than any other airline.''

He added: ``With strong hub operations at both LAX and the San Francisco International Airport, we can offer our customers and cargo shippers on the West Coast unrivaled access to seamless connecting service and a truly global route network.''

United's expansion comes on the heels of the recent naming of LAX as the airline's newest hub, a status marked by the frequency of flights and number of destinations served by United from LAX and highlighted by the completion of a $260 million terminal renovation and other passenger amenity improvements.

In addition to the new service from LAX, United also plans to launch new daily nonstop transcontinental service from Sacramento to Washington Dulles and add an additional daily nonstop San Jose-Dulles flight. The new transcontinental services are scheduled to begin in September. United Express will also add four new daily flights from Seattle to Boise in August. At United's San Francisco hub, the airline will add new United Express service to both Medford and Palm Springs in October, boosting flight frequency in all these markets.

Specific new United Airlines, United Shuttle and United Express West Coast service includes:

    City Pair            Type of Service  Frequency            Effective Date

    Seattle --           United Express   4 daily              8/1/99
      Boise              Nonstop

    San Jose --          United Airlines  From 1 to 2 daily    9/7/99
      Washington Dulles  Nonstop

    Sacramento --        United Airlines  1 daily              9/7/99
      Washington Dulles  Nonstop

    Los Angeles --       United Airlines  3 daily              9/7/99
      Dallas             Nonstop

    Los Angeles --       United Airlines  3 daily              9/7/99
      Houston            Nonstop

    Los Angeles --       United Airlines  From 2 to 3 daily    9/7/99
      Orlando            Nonstop

    Los Angeles --       United Airlines  From 1 to 2 daily    9/7/99
      Miami              Nonstop

    Los Angeles --       United Airlines  1 daily              9/7/99
      Atlanta            Nonstop

    Los Angeles --       United Shuttle   2 daily              10/31/99
      Medford            Nonstop

    Los Angeles --       United Shuttle   3 daily              10/31/99
      Reno               Nonstop

    Los Angeles --       United Shuttle   4 daily              10/31/99
      Santa Barbara      Nonstop

    Los Angeles --       United Shuttle   4 daily              10/31/99
      Palm Springs       Nonstop

    Los Angeles --       United Shuttle   7 daily              10/31/99
      San Diego          Nonstop

    San Francisco --     United Express   3 daily              10/31/99
      Medford            Nonstop

    San Francisco --     United Express   From 2 to 4 daily    10/31/99
      Palm Springs       Nonstop

    Los Angeles --       United Airlines  From 4 to 5 daily    12/15/99
      Honolulu           Nonstop

As the largest air carrier in the world and the largest majority employee-owned company, United offers 2,370 flights each day on a network that spans the globe. 

SOURCE: United Airlines