United Airlines Converts Flying to United Express in Jacksonville

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from United Airlines

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (NYSE:   UAL)
 announced today it will convert service at Jacksonville from United Airlines
 to United Express regional jet service as of  July 9, 2001.
     United Airlines currently operates two daily round-trip flights between
 Jacksonville and Chicago.  When the transition occurs in July, United Express
 will operate three daily round-trips in Canadair regional jets seating 50
 passengers.
     "Although United has not been profitable in this market, we are pleased
 that United Express will continue to serve the needs of both business and
 leisure travelers.  As the fleet of regional jets has grown, our customers are
 telling us they find them fast, efficient and comfortable," said Rono Dutta,
 president of United.
     Dutta said United's decision to replace United Airlines flying with United
 Express service in Jacksonville was driven by the soft economic environment.
 "Revenues simply are not keeping pace with costs in this market and several
 others, and the outlook is not encouraging.  We believe Jacksonville and
 surrounding communities will be well-served by our United Express partner
 carrier Atlantic Coast whose cost structure offers the prospect of good
 service in comfortable jet aircraft as well as profitable operations," Dutta
 said.
     United has 33 employees in Jacksonville.  They will be offered other
 employment opportunities within the company if they choose to relocate and
 stay with United or appropriate severance packages if they choose to leave the
 company.  United has served Jacksonville for 37 years.
     United Airlines serves more of the world's business centers than any other
 airline. It operates more than 2,300 departures each day on a route network
 that spans the globe.
 
 

SOURCE United Airlines
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (NYSE:   UAL)
 announced today it will convert service at Jacksonville from United Airlines
 to United Express regional jet service as of  July 9, 2001.
     United Airlines currently operates two daily round-trip flights between
 Jacksonville and Chicago.  When the transition occurs in July, United Express
 will operate three daily round-trips in Canadair regional jets seating 50
 passengers.
     "Although United has not been profitable in this market, we are pleased
 that United Express will continue to serve the needs of both business and
 leisure travelers.  As the fleet of regional jets has grown, our customers are
 telling us they find them fast, efficient and comfortable," said Rono Dutta,
 president of United.
     Dutta said United's decision to replace United Airlines flying with United
 Express service in Jacksonville was driven by the soft economic environment.
 "Revenues simply are not keeping pace with costs in this market and several
 others, and the outlook is not encouraging.  We believe Jacksonville and
 surrounding communities will be well-served by our United Express partner
 carrier Atlantic Coast whose cost structure offers the prospect of good
 service in comfortable jet aircraft as well as profitable operations," Dutta
 said.
     United has 33 employees in Jacksonville.  They will be offered other
 employment opportunities within the company if they choose to relocate and
 stay with United or appropriate severance packages if they choose to leave the
 company.  United has served Jacksonville for 37 years.
     United Airlines serves more of the world's business centers than any other
 airline. It operates more than 2,300 departures each day on a route network
 that spans the globe.
 
 SOURCE  United Airlines