United Airlines Expands New York Area's Largest Network With New Seasonal Service

  United Airlines Expands New York Area's Largest Network With New Seasonal


PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2013

CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines will launch
summer-season service from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International
Airport to Anchorage, Alaska, and Traverse City, Mich. The new flights will
offer the only nonstop service between the New York area and Anchorage, and
the only nonstop service between Newark Liberty and Traverse City.

United will operate the Anchorage service on Saturdays from July 6, 2013
through Aug. 31, 2013, using Boeing 757 aircraft. United Express service to
Traverse City will operate on weekends from July 5, 2013 through Aug. 25,
2013, with 50-seat regional jet aircraft flown by ExpressJet.

"United is pleased to add service to Anchorage and Traverse City from the
Newark Liberty hub, which already has the broadest network of nonstop flights
of any carrierfrom New York and New Jersey," said Mike Brzostowski, United's
regional sales director, New York and New Jersey. "These flights expand
summer travel options even further."

The new flights are available for sale at united.com and through other
distribution systems.

About United in New York/Newark
United is the New York area's largest airline, with more flights to more
cities around the world from Newark Liberty, John F. Kennedy International and
LaGuardia airports than any other airline. At Newark Liberty, the airline
offers more than 400 daily flights to destinations throughout the Americas,
Europe and Asia. United also offers frequent daily service from Newark
Liberty, Kennedy and LaGuardia to top business travel markets including
Chicago, Houston, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

In addition, its location and on-airport rail links make Newark Liberty the
most convenient major airport for travelers originating in north and central
New Jersey, New York City and southern New York State.

Last month, United broke ground on a new widebody maintenance hangar at

About United
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,472 flights a day
to 381 airports across six continents. In 2012, United and United Express
carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and
operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is
investing in upgrading its onboard products and now offers more flat-bed seats
in its premium cabins and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any
airline in North America. In 2013, United became the first U.S.-based
international carrier to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi on long-haul overseas
routes. The airline also features DIRECTV® on nearly 200 aircraft, offering
customers more live television access than any other airline in the world.
United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has made large-scale
investments in its fleet. In 2013, United will continue to modernize its fleet
by taking delivery of more than two dozen new Boeing aircraft. The company
expanded its industry-leading global route network in 2012, launching nine new
international and 18 new domestic routes. Business Traveler magazine awarded
United Best Airline for North American Travel for 2012, and 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 194 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 Airlines

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