United Airlines Begins New Nonstop San Francisco to Paris Service

      United Airlines Begins New Nonstop San Francisco to Paris Service

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, April 26, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --United Airlines today launched
daily nonstop service from San Francisco to Paris, connecting Bay Area
travelers to the City of Light and strengthening the airline's largest West
Coast hub.

"We are excited to offer customers new service between two of the world's most
culturally and economically diverse cities," said John Slater, United's vice
president of sales – Americas. "Our customers tell us that they value
convenient, nonstop service to top business and leisure destinations
throughout the globe, and the launch of today's flight reflects our commitment
to meeting our customers' needs."

"We are thrilled about United's new nonstop service between San Francisco and
Paris," said Joe D'Allesandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel
Association. "France is one of San Francisco's most important and fastest
growing international markets, and this new service will increase our
competitiveness and give potential visitors a new option to visit California."

San Francisco to Paris Service

Flight 990 departs San Francisco daily at 2:45 p.m. and arrives at Paris
Charles de Gaulle Airport at 10:45 a.m. the next day. For the return, flight
991 departs Paris at 10:05 a.m. and arrives in San Francisco at 1 p.m. the
same day. (All times are local.)

United operates this new service with Boeing 767-300 aircraft, which offer 30
flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst, 49 seats in United Economy Plus and
135 seats in United Economy. The BusinessFirst cabin includes 15.4-inch
touchscreen monitors for personal on-demand entertainment, electrical and USB
outlets, iPod jacks and five-course meals with fine wines. Seats in Economy
Plus offer customers more legroom to stretch out and relax. Each seat in
United Economy features a 9-inch touchscreen with personal on-demand
entertainment, and all rows include access to electrical outlets.

United in San Francisco

San Francisco is United's largest West Coast hub. With approximately 9,000
employees in the Bay Area, United offers nearly 300 flights a day from San
Francisco International Airport, more than any other airline, including nearly
30 daily nonstop flights to more than 15 international destinations.

United also operates an extensive maintenance center at San Francisco
International Airport, where the airline's technicians are completing a
multi-year project to upgrade the airline's cabins with new interiors,
flat-bed seats and personal on-demand entertainment in United Global First and
United BusinessFirst, and new entertainment systems for customers in United
Economy. United's San Francisco-based technicians are also outfitting the
airline's fleet with satellite Wi-Fi.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,446 flights a day
to more than 370 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.

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SOURCE United Airlines

Website: http://www.united.com
Contact: United Airlines Worldwide Media Relations, +1-872-825-8640,
media.relations@united.com
 
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