United To Launch Chicago-Shannon Service, Boost Houston-London Options

    United To Launch Chicago-Shannon Service, Boost Houston-London Options


PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2012

CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced it will
inaugurate five-times-weekly non-stop service between its Chicago hub and
Shannon, Ireland, from Jun. 6 to Aug. 26, 2013, subject to government

The airline will also launch a third daily service between its Houston hub and
London Heathrow, effective Mar. 30, 2013.

"Our global network, which includes unmatched hub locations in the U.S. and
the Pacific, sets United apart from our competitors," said Jeff Smisek,
United's president and CEO. "These new flights offer travelers more choice and
convenience, while our continuing investment in new aircraft, onboard products
and services and technology results in a better travel experience for

The Chicago-Shannon flight will depart Chicago O'Hare five times each week at
6 p.m., arriving in Shannon at 7:30 a.m. the following day. The return flight
will depart Shannon at 11 a.m., arriving in Chicago at 1:05 p.m. the same day.
United will operate the flight using Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a total of
169 seats – 16 in United BusinessFirst, 45 in United Economy Plus and 108 in
United Economy. Eastbound service to Shannon will not operate on Tuesdays and
Wednesdays. Westbound service to Chicago will not operate on Wednesdays and

Nonstop flights from Shannon to Chicago offer customers the added convenience
of clearing customs and immigration pre-departure, enabling more efficient
connections and a streamlined arrival process at Chicago O'Hare.

The additional Houston-London flight will depart Houston daily at 8:30 p.m.,
arriving at London Heathrow at 12:05 p.m. the following day. The return flight
will depart London Heathrow daily at 1:05 p.m., arriving in Houston at 5:45
p.m. the same day. United will operate the service between Houston and London
using Boeing 767-300 aircraft, with flat-bed seats, premium menu options and
Economy Plus seats with additional legroom. Tickets for the additional
Houston-London service will be available for sale on Oct. 6.

With the new flight, United will offer more nonstop flights between Houston
and London than any other carrier.

New Domestic Service
United will also launch three-times-daily service from the Washington Dulles
hub to Fayetteville, N.C. on Feb. 14, 2013, and once-daily nonstop service
from the Chicago hub to Mobile, Ala. on April 9, 2013. United Express carrier
ExpressJet will operate the Chicago-Mobile services. United Express carrier
CommutAir will operate the Washington-Fayetteville services.

In addition to linking Mobile and Fayetteville with United's hub cities, the
new domestic flights are timed to offer convenient connections at the hubs to
United's global route network.

The Mobile and Fayetteville services will be available for sale on Oct. 6.

About United
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,574 flights a day
to 377 airports on six continents from our hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver,
Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo and
Washington, D.C. In 2011, United carried more traffic than any other airline
in the world, and operated more than two million flights carrying 142 million
passengers. United is upgrading its cabins with more flat-bed seats in first
and business class and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any other
airline in North America. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has
orders for more than 270 new aircraft deliveries through 2022, including 50
Boeing 787 Dreamliners, 25 Airbus A350XWBs, and 100 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.
United was rated the world's most admired airline on FORTUNE magazine's 2012
airline-industry list of the World's Most Admired Companies. Readers of Global
Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program the best frequent
flyer program for eight consecutive years. United is a founding member of Star
Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 27 member airlines. More
than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries
around the world. For more information, visit united.com or follow United on
Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental
Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.

SOURCE United Continental Holdings, Inc.

Website: http://www.united.com
Website: http://www.continental.com/company/news
Contact: United Continental Holdings, Inc. Worldwide Media Relations,
+1-312-997-8640, media.relations@united.com
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