United Express/Atlantic Coast Airlines to Expand Chicago O'Hare Service With New Regional Jet Flights to Seven Destinations

Flights From Chicago to Albany, Hartford, Buffalo, Cedar Rapids, Charlotte,

Kansas City and Omaha to Begin June 7th



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Atlantic Coast Airlines Holdings, Inc.

    DULLES, Va., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantic Coast Airlines (ACA)
 (Nasdaq: ACAI), the Dulles, VA-based United Express carrier announced today it
 will offer regional jet service between Chicago O'Hare International Airport
 (ORD) and seven new cities beginning June 7, 2001.  Those destinations
 include:
 
     *  Albany, NY             (ALB)
     *  Hartford, CT           (BDL)
     *  Buffalo, NY            (BUF)
     *  Cedar Rapids, IA       (CID)
     *  Charlotte, NC          (CLT)
     *  Kansas City, MO        (MCI)
     *  Omaha, NE              (OMA)
 
     Each city will be served by one round-trip United Express regional jet
 flight per day.  These flights will complement existing mainline United
 Airlines service to the seven cities from Chicago O'Hare, which is United's
 worldwide hub.  United Express/ACA already offers regional jet service from
 both Albany and Buffalo to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
     The new United Express jet flights will be serviced by the 50-passenger
 Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ), considered one of the fastest, quietest regional
 aircraft available today.  The CRJ flies at speeds of 530 miles per hour at an
 altitude of up to 41,000 feet.  For passenger comfort, the CRJ provides two-
 by-two seating throughout the entire cabin, eliminating the "middle seat".
 
     Atlantic Coast operates as United Express in the Eastern and Midwestern
 United States, and as Delta Connection in the Eastern U.S.  The company has a
 fleet of 110 aircraft and offers approximately 650 daily departures, serving
 55 destinations in the U.S. and Canada.
     Atlantic Coast employs over 3,300 aviation professionals.  The common
 stock of Atlantic Coast Airlines Holdings, Inc. is traded on the Nasdaq
 National Market under the symbol ACAI.  For more information about Atlantic
 Coast, visit the website at http://www.atlanticcoast.com .
 
 

SOURCE Atlantic Coast Airlines Holdings, Inc.
    DULLES, Va., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantic Coast Airlines (ACA)
 (Nasdaq: ACAI), the Dulles, VA-based United Express carrier announced today it
 will offer regional jet service between Chicago O'Hare International Airport
 (ORD) and seven new cities beginning June 7, 2001.  Those destinations
 include:
 
     *  Albany, NY             (ALB)
     *  Hartford, CT           (BDL)
     *  Buffalo, NY            (BUF)
     *  Cedar Rapids, IA       (CID)
     *  Charlotte, NC          (CLT)
     *  Kansas City, MO        (MCI)
     *  Omaha, NE              (OMA)
 
     Each city will be served by one round-trip United Express regional jet
 flight per day.  These flights will complement existing mainline United
 Airlines service to the seven cities from Chicago O'Hare, which is United's
 worldwide hub.  United Express/ACA already offers regional jet service from
 both Albany and Buffalo to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
     The new United Express jet flights will be serviced by the 50-passenger
 Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ), considered one of the fastest, quietest regional
 aircraft available today.  The CRJ flies at speeds of 530 miles per hour at an
 altitude of up to 41,000 feet.  For passenger comfort, the CRJ provides two-
 by-two seating throughout the entire cabin, eliminating the "middle seat".
 
     Atlantic Coast operates as United Express in the Eastern and Midwestern
 United States, and as Delta Connection in the Eastern U.S.  The company has a
 fleet of 110 aircraft and offers approximately 650 daily departures, serving
 55 destinations in the U.S. and Canada.
     Atlantic Coast employs over 3,300 aviation professionals.  The common
 stock of Atlantic Coast Airlines Holdings, Inc. is traded on the Nasdaq
 National Market under the symbol ACAI.  For more information about Atlantic
 Coast, visit the website at http://www.atlanticcoast.com .
 
 SOURCE  Atlantic Coast Airlines Holdings, Inc.