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United Reports April 2013 Operational Performance



              United Reports April 2013 Operational Performance

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, May 7, 2013

CHICAGO, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported
April 2013 operational results.

UAL's April 2013 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) decreased 3.8
percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) decreased 2.6 percent
versus April 2012. UAL's April 2013 consolidated load factor decreased 1.0
point compared to April 2012.

UAL's April 2013 consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile
(PRASM) is estimated to be between flat and down 1.0 percent compared to April
2012.

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 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

                   April                          Year-to-Date
                  2013       2012       Change   2013       2012       Change
 REVENUE
PASSENGER MILES
(000)
    Domestic      7,351,646  7,794,248  (5.7%)   28,089,390 28,983,259 (3.1%)
    International 7,005,398  7,238,751  (3.2%)   26,814,652 27,241,368 (1.6%)
    Atlantic      2,969,510  3,097,537  (4.1%)   10,509,821 11,183,910 (6.0%)
    Pacific       2,538,287  2,621,678  (3.2%)   10,246,407 10,080,783 1.6%
    Latin         1,497,601  1,519,536  (1.4%)   6,058,424  5,976,675  1.4%
    Mainline      14,357,044 15,032,999 (4.5%)   54,904,042 56,224,627 (2.3%)
    Regional      2,164,741  2,134,476  1.4%     8,161,249  8,050,117  1.4%
    Consolidated  16,521,785 17,167,475 (3.8%)   63,065,291 64,274,744 (1.9%)
AVAILABLE SEAT
MILES (000)
    Domestic      8,636,145  9,082,775  (4.9%)   33,260,447 34,861,122 (4.6%)
    International 8,909,463  9,008,744  (1.1%)   34,104,626 35,698,963 (4.5%)
    Atlantic      3,764,935  3,798,675  (0.9%)   13,998,909 15,196,579 (7.9%)
    Pacific       3,242,878  3,330,034  (2.6%)   12,530,775 12,902,499 (2.9%)
    Latin         1,901,650  1,880,035  1.1%     7,574,942  7,599,885  (0.3%)
    Mainline      17,545,608 18,091,519 (3.0%)   67,365,073 70,560,085 (4.5%)
    Regional      2,666,513  2,667,571  0.0%     10,218,814 10,543,126 (3.1%)
    Consolidated  20,212,121 20,759,090 (2.6%)   77,583,887 81,103,211 (4.3%)
PASSENGER LOAD
FACTOR
    Domestic      85.1%      85.8%      (0.7)    84.5%      83.1%      1.4 pts
                                        pts
    International 78.6%      80.4%      (1.8)    78.6%      76.3%      2.3 pts
                                        pts
    Atlantic      78.9%      81.5%      (2.6)    75.1%      73.6%      1.5 pts
                                        pts
    Pacific       78.3%      78.7%      (0.4)    81.8%      78.1%      3.7 pts
                                        pts
    Latin         78.8%      80.8%      (2.0)    80.0%      78.6%      1.4 pts
                                        pts
    Mainline      81.8%      83.1%      (1.3)    81.5%      79.7%      1.8 pts
                                        pts
    Regional      81.2%      80.0%      1.2 pts  79.9%      76.4%      3.5 pts
    Consolidated  81.7%      82.7%      (1.0)    81.3%      79.3%      2.0 pts
                                        pts
ONBOARD
PASSENGERS (000)
    Mainline      7,404      7,972      (7.1%)   28,883     29,881     (3.3%)
    Regional      3,889      3,887      0.1%     14,765     14,505     1.8%
    Consolidated  11,293     11,859     (4.8%)   43,648     44,386     (1.7%)
CARGO REVENUE TON
MILES (000)
    Total         187,949    206,486    (9.0%)   734,159    838,356    (12.4%)

 (more)

Preliminary Financial Results
March 2013 year-over-year consolidated PRASM change        7.1         %
March 2013 year-over-year mainline PRASM change            6.7         %
April 2013 estimated year-over-year consolidated PRASM     0.0 - (1.0) %
change
April 2013 estimated year-over-year mainline PRASM change  (1.0) -     %
                                                           (2.0)
April 2013 estimated consolidated average price per gallon
of fuel, including the                                     3.13        Dollars

 impact of all cash settled hedges and fuel taxes
Second Quarter 2013 estimated consolidated average price
per gallon of fuel,
                                                           3.01        Dollars
including the impact of all cash settled hedges and fuel
taxes
 Preliminary Operational Results
                                             2013    2012      Change
April On-Time Performance^1                  76.1%   81.6%     (5.5)   pts
April Completion Factor^2                    99.0%   99.5%     (0.5)   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
operations and business environment that may cause actual results to differ
materially from any future results expressed or implied in such
forward-looking statements. Words such as "expects," "will," "plans,"
"anticipates," "indicates," "believes," "forecast," "guidance," "outlook" and
similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.
Additionally, forward-looking statements include statements that do not relate
solely to historical facts, such as statements which identify uncertainties or
trends, discuss the possible future effects of current known trends or
uncertainties or which indicate that the future effects of known trends or
uncertainties cannot be predicted, guaranteed or assured. All 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; the costs associated
with security measures and practices; industry consolidation or changes in
airline alliances; competitive pressures on pricing and on demand; our
capacity decisions and the capacity decisions of our competitors; U.S. or
foreign governmental legislation, regulation and other actions (including open
skies agreements and environmental regulations); 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 UAL'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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