United Reports June 2013 Operational Performance

               United Reports June 2013 Operational Performance

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, July 8, 2013

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

UAL's June 2013 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) decreased 0.6
percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) decreased 2.0 percent
versus June 2012. UAL's June 2013 consolidated load factor increased 1.2
points compared to June 2012.

UAL's June 2013 consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM)
increased an estimated 3.5 to 4.5 percent compared to June 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. According to the 4^th annual
Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey published by IdeaWorksCompany in May
2013, United has the most saver-style award-seat availability among the
largest U.S. global airlines. 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
                June                          Year-to-Date
                2013       2012       Change   2013        2012        Change
REVENUE
PASSENGER MILES
(000)
  Domestic      8,489,556  8,697,330  (2.4%)   44,471,586  45,778,992  (2.9%)
  International 8,245,328  8,123,555  1.5%     42,795,165  43,131,436  (0.8%)
  Atlantic      3,819,387  3,783,135  1.0%     17,907,305  18,591,285  (3.7%)
  Pacific       2,909,326  2,874,052  1.2%     15,961,391  15,789,947  1.1%
  Latin         1,516,615  1,466,368  3.4%     8,926,469   8,750,204   2.0%
  Mainline      16,734,884 16,820,885 (0.5%)   87,266,751  88,910,428  (1.8%)
  Regional      2,386,041  2,417,175  (1.3%)   12,858,128  12,687,488  1.3%
  Consolidated  19,120,925 19,238,060 (0.6%)   100,124,879 101,597,916 (1.4%)
AVAILABLE SEAT
MILES (000)
  Domestic      9,593,320  9,960,738  (3.7%)   51,981,805  54,212,102  (4.1%)
  International 9,392,033  9,384,401  0.1%     52,847,636  54,607,477  (3.2%)
  Atlantic      4,293,649  4,305,425  (0.3%)   22,615,969  23,939,748  (5.5%)
  Pacific       3,288,680  3,308,808  (0.6%)   19,171,258  19,635,611  (2.4%)
  Latin         1,809,704  1,770,168  2.2%     11,060,409  11,032,118  0.3%
  Mainline      18,985,353 19,345,139 (1.9%)   104,829,441 108,819,579 (3.7%)
  Regional      2,805,256  2,891,650  (3.0%)   15,793,560  16,140,719  (2.2%)
  Consolidated  21,790,609 22,236,789 (2.0%)   120,623,001 124,960,298 (3.5%)
PASSENGER LOAD
FACTOR
  Domestic      88.5%      87.3%      1.2 pts  85.6%       84.4%       1.2 pts
  International 87.8%      86.6%      1.2 pts  81.0%       79.0%       2.0 pts
  Atlantic      89.0%      87.9%      1.1 pts  79.2%       77.7%       1.5 pts
  Pacific       88.5%      86.9%      1.6 pts  83.3%       80.4%       2.9 pts
  Latin         83.8%      82.8%      1.0 pts  80.7%       79.3%       1.4 pts
  Mainline      88.1%      87.0%      1.1 pts  83.2%       81.7%       1.5 pts
  Regional      85.1%      83.6%      1.5 pts  81.4%       78.6%       2.8 pts
  Consolidated  87.7%      86.5%      1.2 pts  83.0%       81.3%       1.7 pts
ONBOARD
PASSENGERS
(000)
  Mainline      8,312      8,655      (4.0%)   45,071      46,734      (3.6%)
  Regional      4,288      4,327      (0.9%)   23,236      22,864      1.6%
  Consolidated  12,600     12,982     (2.9%)   68,307      69,598      (1.9%)
CARGO REVENUE
TON MILES (000)
  Total         188,966    210,403    (10.2%)  1,119,007   1,262,374   (11.4%)



Preliminary Financial Results
May 2013 year-over-year consolidated PRASM change            (0.7)     %
May 2013 year-over-year mainline PRASM change                (0.9)     %
June 2013 estimated year-over-year consolidated PRASM change 3.5 - 4.5 %
June 2013 estimated year-over-year mainline PRASM change     3.5 - 4.5 %
June 2013 estimated consolidated average price per gallon of
fuel, including the impact of all cash settled hedges and    2.96      Dollars
fuel taxes
Second Quarter 2013 estimated consolidated average price per
gallon of fuel, including the impact of all cash settled     3.02      Dollars
hedges and fuel taxes
Preliminary Operational Results
                                              2013     2012      Change
June On-Time Performance^1                    71.1%    70.1%     1.0   pts
June Completion Factor^2                      98.8%    98.5%     0.3   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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