United’s New Expressway Between Chicago and the Prairies

March 10, 2009

New non-stop service to begin between Chicago and both Bismarck and Saskatoon

CHICAGO, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Summer on the prairies just became a little easier to reach with United’s announcement today of new non-stop daily service to Bismarck, N.D. and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Both destinations will be served from United’s hometown hub at Chicago O’Hare airport, and flights are now open for sale. These new flights complement United’s existing daily service to Bismarck and Saskatoon from its hub in Denver, and they are pending government approval.

“This new flight between Chicago and Bismarck is great news for travel to and from western North Dakota,” says Senator Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.). “The Bismarck region is growing and thriving, and roundtrip service to Chicago is an important investment in the community that will give our citizens an important new connection to destinations east and south.”

Beginning June 4, customers flying to Saskatoon will enjoy a 66-seat CR7 explus(SM) regional jet that offers the comfort and service of first class seating and up to five more inches of extra legroom in Economy Plus. The Bismarck flight will be served by a 50-seat CRJ aircraft, and United Express(R) partner SkyWest will operate both daily services.

“We look forward to expanding our domestic service and giving our customers more convenient flights to the prairie land,” says Greg Kaldahl, vice president – resource planning for United Airlines. “For our customers traveling from the Midwest and East Coast, this new daily service will save them time that can now be used to work or enjoy the sights even more.”

    Schedule                                   Depart            Arrive
    United #6494
    Chicago - Bismarck                       12:00 p.m.         2:25 p.m.

    United #6494
    Bismarck - Chicago                        2:51 p.m.         5:00 p.m.

    United #6849
    Chicago - Saskatoon                       9:50 a.m.        12:02 p.m.

    United #6842
    Saskatoon - Chicago                      12:45 p.m.         4:35 p.m.

All routes and frequencies are subject to change.

About United

United Airlines (Nasdaq: UAUA) operates more than 3,000* flights a day on United and United Express to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is one of the largest international carriers based in the United States. United also is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 912 destinations in 159 countries worldwide. United’s 49,500 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. News releases and other information about United can be found at the company’s Web site at united.com.

*Based on United’s flight schedule between Jan. 1, 2009, and Jan. 1, 2010.

SOURCE United Airlines

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