United Reports March 2013 Operational Performance

              United Reports March 2013 Operational Performance

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, April 8, 2013

CHICAGO, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported
March 2013 operational results.

UAL's March 2013 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) decreased 1.2
percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) decreased 4.6 percent
versus March 2012. UAL's March 2013 consolidated load factor increased 2.9
points compared to March 2012.

UAL's March 2013 consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile
(PRASM) increased an estimated 6.5 to 7.5 percent compared to March 2012.

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.



Preliminary Operational Results
                  March                         Year-to-Date
                  2013       2012       Change   2013       2012       Change
REVENUE
PASSENGER MILES
(000)
    Domestic      7,756,442  7,986,059  (2.9%)   20,737,744 21,189,011 (2.1%)
    International 7,326,514  7,366,963  (0.5%)   19,809,254 20,002,617 (1.0%)
    Atlantic      2,871,612  3,080,086  (6.8%)   7,540,311  8,086,373  (6.8%)
    Pacific       2,722,595  2,654,355  2.6%     7,708,120  7,459,105  3.3%
    Latin         1,732,307  1,632,522  6.1%     4,560,823  4,457,139  2.3%
    Mainline      15,082,956 15,353,022 (1.8%)   40,546,998 41,191,628 (1.6%)
    Regional      2,255,368  2,203,301  2.4%     5,996,508  5,915,641  1.4%
    Consolidated  17,338,324 17,556,323 (1.2%)   46,543,506 47,107,269 (1.2%)
AVAILABLE SEAT
MILES (000)
    Domestic      8,944,742  9,395,503  (4.8%)   24,624,302 25,778,347 (4.5%)
    International 8,850,163  9,360,606  (5.5%)   25,195,163 26,690,219 (5.6%)
    Atlantic      3,500,639  3,928,736  (10.9%)  10,233,974 11,397,904 (10.2%)
    Pacific       3,248,028  3,353,088  (3.1%)   9,287,897  9,572,465  (3.0%)
    Latin         2,101,496  2,078,782  1.1%     5,673,292  5,719,850  (0.8%)
    Mainline      17,794,905 18,756,109 (5.1%)   49,819,465 52,468,566 (5.0%)
    Regional      2,747,029  2,783,215  (1.3%)   7,552,301  7,875,555  (4.1%)
    Consolidated  20,541,934 21,539,324 (4.6%)   57,371,766 60,344,121 (4.9%)
PASSENGER LOAD
FACTOR
    Domestic      86.7%      85.0%      1.7 pts  84.2%      82.2%      2.0 pts
    International 82.8%      78.7%      4.1 pts  78.6%      74.9%      3.7 pts
    Atlantic      82.0%      78.4%      3.6 pts  73.7%      70.9%      2.8 pts
    Pacific       83.8%      79.2%      4.6 pts  83.0%      77.9%      5.1 pts
    Latin         82.4%      78.5%      3.9 pts  80.4%      77.9%      2.5 pts
    Mainline      84.8%      81.9%      2.9 pts  81.4%      78.5%      2.9 pts
    Regional      82.1%      79.2%      2.9 pts  79.4%      75.1%      4.3 pts
    Consolidated  84.4%      81.5%      2.9 pts  81.1%      78.1%      3.0 pts
ONBOARD
PASSENGERS (000)
    Mainline      8,008      8,192      (2.2%)   21,479     21,909     (2.0%)
    Regional      4,062      3,966      2.4%     10,876     10,618     2.4%
    Consolidated  12,070     12,158     (0.7%)   32,355     32,527     (0.5%)
CARGO REVENUE TON
MILES (000)
    Total         205,819    237,035    (13.2%)  546,210    631,870    (13.6%)



Preliminary Financial Results
February 2013 year-over-year consolidated PRASM change       7.1       %
February 2013 year-over-year mainline PRASM change           5.6       %
March 2013 estimated year-over-year consolidated PRASM       6.5 - 7.5 %
change
March 2013 estimated year-over-year mainline PRASM change    6.0 - 7.0 %
March 2013 estimated consolidated average price per gallon
of fuel, including the impact of all cash settled hedges and 3.29      Dollars
fuel taxes
First Quarter 2013 estimated consolidated average price per
gallon of fuel, including the impact of all cash settled     3.28      Dollars
hedges and fuel taxes
Preliminary Operational Results
                                               2013    2012     Change
March On-Time Performance^1                    80.7%   77.4%    3.3    pts
March Completion Factor^2                      98.7%   99.4%    (0.7)  pts
^1 Based on domestic mainline scheduled flights arriving within 14 minutes of
scheduled arrival time, according to data published in the DOT Air Travel
Consumer Report.
^2 Mainline completion percentage

Safe Harbor Statement

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995: Certain statements included in this release are forward-looking and thus
reflect our current expectations and beliefs with respect to certain current
and future events and financial performance. Such forward-looking statements
are and will be subject to many risks and uncertainties relating to our
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forward-looking statements in this report are based upon information available
to us on the date of this report. We undertake no obligation to publicly
update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new
information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise, except as
required by applicable law. Our actual results could differ materially from
these forward-looking statements due to numerous factors including, without
limitation, the following: our ability to comply with the terms of our various
financing arrangements; the costs and availability of financing; our ability
to maintain adequate liquidity; our ability to execute our operational plans;
our ability to control our costs, including realizing benefits from our
resource optimization efforts, cost reduction initiatives and fleet
replacement programs; our ability to utilize our net operating losses; our
ability to attract and retain customers; demand for transportation in the
markets in which we operate; an outbreak of a disease that affects travel
demand or travel behavior; demand for travel and the impact that global
economic conditions have on customer travel patterns; excessive taxation and
the inability to offset future taxable income; general economic conditions
(including interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, investment or
credit market conditions, crude oil prices, costs of aircraft fuel and energy
refining capacity in relevant markets); our ability to cost-effectively hedge
against increases in the price of aircraft fuel; any potential realized or
unrealized gains or losses related to fuel or currency hedging programs; the
effects of any hostilities, act of war or terrorist attack; the ability of
other air carriers with whom we have alliances or partnerships to provide the
services contemplated by the respective arrangements with such carriers; the
costs and availability of aviation and other insurance; industry consolidation
or changes in airline alliances; competitive pressures on pricing and demand;
our capacity decisions and the capacity decisions of our competitors; U.S. or
foreign governmental legislation, regulation and other actions; labor costs;
our ability to maintain satisfactory labor relations and the results of the
collective bargaining agreement process with our union groups; any disruptions
to operations due to any potential actions by our labor groups; weather
conditions; the possibility that expected merger synergies will not be
realized or will not be realized within the expected time period; and other
risks and uncertainties set forth under Item 1A, Risk Factors, of the
Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, as well as other risks and uncertainties
set forth from time to time in the reports we file with the SEC.

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