DENVER, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today is hosting 175 sixth- and ninth-grade students from Denver's Bruce Randolf public school at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts for a performance of The Giver. The students will enjoy a matinee performance of the play which is based on Lois Lowry's powerful Newbery Medal-winning novel.
"We are pleased to collaborate with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and Denver Public Schools – two of United's valued partners – to help expose these students to just one of the many impressive civic and arts experiences Denver has to offer," says United's Director of Government Affairs in Colorado, Lori Fox.
United has partnered with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts for more than 30 years.
"The Denver Center's partnership with United just continues to get better and better," says Randy Weeks, president of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. "This year we are especially pleased that United will help us kick off our Student Matinee Business Partners initiative, an opportunity for companies to host students at one of our matinee performances."
United proudly supports hundreds of organizations like the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and Denver Public Schools that work to improve lives through education and health, provide opportunities for youth, connect the city with arts and culture, and improve the environment. United's 5,000 Denver-based co-workers offer their time, talents and energy to make an impact in their community. United continues to connect Denver to the world, but just as importantly, United partners with several local organizations – such as the Colorado Symphony, Latin American Education Foundation, Children's Museum of Denver and the Starlight Children's Foundation – to address needs and issues in order to improve lives and to promote change for the better. United is proud to be the hometown airline of Denver, and this year is celebrating 75 years of service to the city.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,574 flights a day to 377 airports on six continents from our hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. In 2011, United carried more traffic than any other airline in the world, and operated more than two million flights carrying 142 million passengers. United is upgrading its cabins with more flat-bed seats in first and business class and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any other airline in North America. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has orders for more than 270 new aircraft deliveries through 2022, including 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, 25 Airbus A350XWBs, and 100 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. United was rated the world's most admired airline on FORTUNE magazine's 2012 airline-industry list of the World's Most Admired Companies. Readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program the best frequent flyer program for eight consecutive years. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 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.
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