United Airlines Launches Satellite Based Wi-Fi Service

            United Airlines Launches Satellite Based Wi-Fi Service

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Jan. 15, 2013

CHICAGO, Jan. 15, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --United Airlines has introduced onboard
satellite-based Wi-Fi internet connectivity on the first of its international
widebody aircraft, becoming the first U.S.-based international carrier to
offer customers the ability to stay connected while traveling on long-haul
overseas routes.

The aircraft, a Boeing 747 outfitted with Panasonic Avionics Corporation's
Ku-band satellite technology, serves trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific routes.

Additionally, United has outfitted Ku-band satellite Wi-Fi on two Airbus 319
aircraft serving domestic routes, offering customers faster inflight Internet
service than air-to-ground technology (ATG). The company expects to complete
installation of satellite-based Wi-Fi on 300 mainline aircraft by the end of
this year.

"Satellite-based Wi-Fi service enables us to better serve our customers and
offer them more of what they want in a global airline," said Jim Compton, vice
chairman and chief revenue officer at United. "With this new service, we
continue to build the airline that customers want to fly."

Customers have the choice of two speeds: Standard, priced initially between
$3.99 and $14.99 depending on the duration of flight, and Accelerated, priced
initially between $5.99 and $19.99 and offering faster download speeds than

United will install satellite-based Wi-Fi on Airbus 319 and 320 aircraft, and
on Boeing 737, 747, 757, 767, 777 and 787 aircraft. Customers will be able to
use their wireless devices such as laptops, smart phones and tablets onboard
those aircraft to connect with internet service using the in-flight hotspot.

United is upgrading its fleet with more than $550 million in additional
onboard improvements, including:

  oOffering the world's largest fleet of aircraft with flat-bed seats, with
    more than 175 aircraft with 180-degree flat beds in premium cabins once
    the airline completes the installation in the second quarter.
  oExpanding extra-legroom Economy Plus seating to provide the most such
    seating of any U.S. carrier.
  oRevamping the transcontinental "p.s." fleet of airplanes that fly between
    New York Kennedy and Los Angeles and San Francisco, offering an improved
    premium cabin with fully flat beds, Wi-Fi Internet service, and personal
    on-demand entertainment at every seat.
  oImproving inflight entertainment options with streaming video content on
    the Boeing 747-400 fleet.
  oRetrofitting overhead bins on 152 Airbus aircraft, allowing for
    significantly greater storage of carry-on baggage.

About United
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,557 flights a day
to 378 airports on six continents from the airline's hubs in Chicago,
Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco,
Tokyo and Washington, D.C. 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 now has 180 airplanes
featuring DIRECTV®, offering customers more live television access than any
other airline in the world. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and
has orders for more than 270 new aircraft deliveries through 2022. In 2012,
United was the first North American airline to take delivery of new Boeing 787
Dreamliner 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 nine 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.

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Contact: United Continental Holdings, Inc. Worldwide Media Relations,
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