United Airlines Introduces 200th Aircraft With Live Television

        United Airlines Introduces 200th Aircraft With Live Television

Airline offers the world's largest fleet of aircraft with live television

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, May 8, 2013

CHICAGO, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --United Airlines has equipped its 200^th
aircraft with live television, offering customers more than 100 channels of
live programming while in-flight. United operates more live
television-equipped aircraft than any other airline in the world.

United currently offers live television on most Boeing 737 aircraft and on
many of its Boeing 757-300 aircraft. In addition to live news, sports and
family entertainment, customers may enjoy up to eight newly released movies a
month. The service is complimentary for customers in United First and
available for purchase in United Economy starting at $5.99 and varying
depending on the length of flight.

"The launch of live television on our 200^th aircraft, our introduction this
year of flat-bed seating on the transcontinental 'p.s.' service and satellite
Wi-Fi now being implemented on our entire mainline fleet reflect our
commitment to advancing the inflight experience for our customers," said Tom
O'Toole, senior vice president of Marketing and Loyalty at United and
president of MileagePlus.

Live television-equipped aircraft also feature power outlets in United First
and United Economy Plus, enabling customers to charge their cell phones,
laptops, e-readers and other mobile devices.

Onboard Improvements

The expansion of live television on United aircraft comes as the airline
continues to invest in its onboard products.

United offers personal on-demand entertainment for premium-cabin and
economy-cabin customers on the majority of its long-haul international
aircraft, providing hundreds of hours of movies, television programs, music
and games. Additionally, United is:

  oInstalling satellite Wi-Fi. The airline expects to have more than 200
    aircraft equipped with the service by the end of 2013.
  oAdding flat-bed seating on all of the airline's long-haul international
    aircraft. United currently offers more flat-bed seating than any other
    U.S. carrier.
  oIntroducing flat-bed seats on its transcontinental 'p.s.' Premium Service,
    offering a revamped premium cabin, all-new interiors, personal on-demand
    entertainment, Wi-Fi connectivity, in-seat power and USB ports. The
    airline expects to complete the reconfiguration of p.s. aircraft by the
    end of the year.
  oAdding extra-legroom Economy Plus seating. The airline currently offers
    Economy Plus seating on nearly 650 mainline aircraft and approximately 150
    regional jets.
  oNearly doubling the overhead storage space on more than 150 Airbus
    aircraft, with more than half of those retrofits completed.
  oImplementing streaming wireless video onboard its Boeing 747-400 aircraft
    beginning later this year.

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.

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SOURCE United Airlines

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