United Airlines Strengthens Washington D.C. Hub

United plans to increase domestic and international service.


CHICAGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Airlines strengthens its commitment to the Washington, D.C., community with a service boost at its Dulles hub, introducing new routes and increased service to 10 domestic U.S. and nine international destinations. Service start dates range from November 2005 through May 2006.

"We are pleased to enhance service from Washington Dulles to destinations across the United States and to popular cities abroad," said Kevin Knight, vice president-Resource Planning. "Our commitment to provide the best travel schedules for our customers -- in D.C. and around the world -- continues to shape our network."

With the new service, United now serves more destinations from Washington, D.C., than any other carrier -- 89 cities, including 18 international.

Expanded U.S. service beginning February 2006

United will increase service between Washington, D.C., and each of the following U.S. cities in February:

-- Boston -- United will add five daily roundtrip flights for a total of 14 daily roundtrip flights, served by both United and United Express(R). With these additions, United will offer service every hour during prime business hours. -- Phoenix -- United will add another daily roundtrip flight, for twice daily roundtrip service. -- New Orleans -- United will add another daily roundtrip flight, for twice daily roundtrip service. -- Denver -- United will add another daily roundtrip flight to its Denver hub, for eight roundtrips daily. -- Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -- Ted(SM) will add another daily roundtrip flight, for twice daily roundtrip service. -- Orlando, Fla. -- Ted will add another daily roundtrip flight, for seven daily roundtrips. -- Myrtle Beach, S.C. -- United Express will add another daily roundtrip flight, for three daily roundtrips. -- St. Louis, Mo. -- United Express will add another daily roundtrip flight, for four daily roundtrips.

As previously announced, beginning February 2006, United will offer twice daily service to Daytona Beach on United Express. United began daily service from Washington Dulles to San Antonio, Texas, on explus(SM) -- the United Express(R) service featuring state-of-the-art regional jets offering United First(R) and Economy Plus(R) -- in November 2005.

United also offers service to its other U.S. domestic hubs from Washington Dulles -- with eight daily roundtrips to Chicago O'Hare; eight daily roundtrips to San Francisco; and nine daily roundtrips to Los Angeles.

New and expanded international service

In May 2006, United will add new daily roundtrip service to Vancouver, B.C., from Washington Dulles. In April 2006, United will add a third daily roundtrip flight to Frankfurt, Germany.

As previously announced, United now offers increased service from Washington Dulles to these popular beach destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean, beginning December 2005:

-- Montego Bay, Jamaica -- United offers new service with five roundtrip flights a week. -- Nassau, Bahamas -- United offers new service with four roundtrip flights weekly. -- St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles -- United offers new twice weekly service. -- Punta Cana, Dominican Republic -- United offers new service with four roundtrip flights per week. -- San Juan, Puerto Rico -- United will add daily, direct service on Ted from its seasonal schedule of one weekly flight. -- St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands -- United will increase service to four flights weekly from its current schedule of one weekly flight. -- Aruba, Netherlands Antilles -- United will increase service to four flights weekly from the current schedule of one weekly flight. About United

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