United Airlines Converts Flying to United Express in Six Markets

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

    CHICAGO, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (NYSE:   UAL) announced
 today a conversion of flying this summer to United Express regional jet
 service in six markets in its U.S. domestic system.
     The markets where United Airlines will transition its service to United
 Express are Jacksonville, Lincoln, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville and Saginaw.
 The changes are effective from July 9, 2001.
     At the same time, United Airlines will discontinue its Palm Springs, CA
 service, which consists of a single daily flight to Los Angeles and seasonal
 winter service to Denver.  United Express currently serves the Los Angeles --
 Palm Springs market with 17 daily flights.
     Commenting on the changes, United's president Rono Dutta said: "Although
 United has not been profitable in these markets, we are very pleased that
 United Express will continue to serve the needs of both business and leisure
 travelers in the seven cities. As our fleet of regional jets has grown, our
 customers are telling us they find them fast, efficient and comfortable."
     Dutta said United's decision to replace United Airlines flying with United
 Express service in these cities was driven by the soft economic environment.
 "Revenues simply are not keeping pace with costs in these markets, and the
 outlook is not encouraging.  We believe that these communities will be well-
 served by our United Express partner carriers whose cost structure offers the
 prospect of good service in comfortable jet aircraft as well as profitable
 operations," Dutta said.
     United will offer employees at the seven affected locations other
 employment opportunities within the company if the employees choose to stay
 with United or offer appropriate severance packages if they choose to leave
 the company.  A total of 337 employees in the combined stations will be
 affected by the decision -- 33 in Jacksonville, 32 in Lincoln, 35 in Memphis,
 88 in Milwaukee, 56 in Nashville, 68 in Palm Springs and 25 in Saginaw.
    Here is a breakdown of current and planned service:
 
 
                      Market           Existing         Planned UEX Service
                    United/UEX
                    Service
                   Roundtrips          Equipment    Roundtrips    Equipment
 
     Jacksonville-     2                Boeing 737      3           CRJ*
     Chicago
 
     Jacksonville-     3 United Exp     CRJ             3           CRJ
     Washington,
     Dulles
 
     Lincoln-          2                Boeing 737      3           CRJ
     Chicago
 
     Lincoln-          2                Boeing 737      2           BAe-146
     Denver
 
     Memphis-          3                Boeing 737      4           CRJ
     Chicago
 
     Memphis-          2 United Exp     CRJ             2           CRJ
     Denver
 
     Milwaukee-        2                727             8           BAe-146
     Chicago           6 United Exp     BAe-146
 
     Milwaukee-        3 United Exp     BAe-146         3           BAe-146
     Denver
 
     Nashville-        4                BAe-146         4           BAe-146
     Chicago
 
     Nashville-        2                Boeing 727      2           CRJ
     Denver
 
     Nashville-        3 United Exp     CRJ             3           CRJ
     Washington Dulles
 
     Palm Springs-     1                Boeing 737     17           Brasilia
     Los Angeles       17 United Exp    Brasilia
 
     Palm Springs-     1**              Boeing 737                 Discontinued
     Denver
 
     Saginaw-          4                Boeing 737      5           CRJ
     Chicago
 
 
     * CRJ is an abbreviation for Canadair Regional Jet
     ** Palm Springs-Denver is operated during the winter season only.
 
     Note on Palm Springs service -- United Express will continue to offer
 service in the Palm Springs-San Francisco (2 daily round trips) and Palm
 Springs-Las Vegas (1 daily round trip) markets.
 
     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
    CHICAGO, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (NYSE:   UAL) announced
 today a conversion of flying this summer to United Express regional jet
 service in six markets in its U.S. domestic system.
     The markets where United Airlines will transition its service to United
 Express are Jacksonville, Lincoln, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville and Saginaw.
 The changes are effective from July 9, 2001.
     At the same time, United Airlines will discontinue its Palm Springs, CA
 service, which consists of a single daily flight to Los Angeles and seasonal
 winter service to Denver.  United Express currently serves the Los Angeles --
 Palm Springs market with 17 daily flights.
     Commenting on the changes, United's president Rono Dutta said: "Although
 United has not been profitable in these markets, we are very pleased that
 United Express will continue to serve the needs of both business and leisure
 travelers in the seven cities. As our fleet of regional jets has grown, our
 customers are telling us they find them fast, efficient and comfortable."
     Dutta said United's decision to replace United Airlines flying with United
 Express service in these cities was driven by the soft economic environment.
 "Revenues simply are not keeping pace with costs in these markets, and the
 outlook is not encouraging.  We believe that these communities will be well-
 served by our United Express partner carriers whose cost structure offers the
 prospect of good service in comfortable jet aircraft as well as profitable
 operations," Dutta said.
     United will offer employees at the seven affected locations other
 employment opportunities within the company if the employees choose to stay
 with United or offer appropriate severance packages if they choose to leave
 the company.  A total of 337 employees in the combined stations will be
 affected by the decision -- 33 in Jacksonville, 32 in Lincoln, 35 in Memphis,
 88 in Milwaukee, 56 in Nashville, 68 in Palm Springs and 25 in Saginaw.
    Here is a breakdown of current and planned service:
 
 
                      Market           Existing         Planned UEX Service
                    United/UEX
                    Service
                   Roundtrips          Equipment    Roundtrips    Equipment
 
     Jacksonville-     2                Boeing 737      3           CRJ*
     Chicago
 
     Jacksonville-     3 United Exp     CRJ             3           CRJ
     Washington,
     Dulles
 
     Lincoln-          2                Boeing 737      3           CRJ
     Chicago
 
     Lincoln-          2                Boeing 737      2           BAe-146
     Denver
 
     Memphis-          3                Boeing 737      4           CRJ
     Chicago
 
     Memphis-          2 United Exp     CRJ             2           CRJ
     Denver
 
     Milwaukee-        2                727             8           BAe-146
     Chicago           6 United Exp     BAe-146
 
     Milwaukee-        3 United Exp     BAe-146         3           BAe-146
     Denver
 
     Nashville-        4                BAe-146         4           BAe-146
     Chicago
 
     Nashville-        2                Boeing 727      2           CRJ
     Denver
 
     Nashville-        3 United Exp     CRJ             3           CRJ
     Washington Dulles
 
     Palm Springs-     1                Boeing 737     17           Brasilia
     Los Angeles       17 United Exp    Brasilia
 
     Palm Springs-     1**              Boeing 737                 Discontinued
     Denver
 
     Saginaw-          4                Boeing 737      5           CRJ
     Chicago
 
 
     * CRJ is an abbreviation for Canadair Regional Jet
     ** Palm Springs-Denver is operated during the winter season only.
 
     Note on Palm Springs service -- United Express will continue to offer
 service in the Palm Springs-San Francisco (2 daily round trips) and Palm
 Springs-Las Vegas (1 daily round trip) markets.
 
     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