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United Airlines Announces New Routes from Chicago Hub
Daily nonstop flights to Elmira, State College and Topeka

CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced plans to launch new nonstop service from its Chicago hub at O'Hare International Airport to Elmira, N.Y., and State College, Pa. The airline also plans to begin new service from Chicago to Topeka, Kan., subject to government approval. ExpressJet Airlines will operate the United Express flights using 50-seat regional jet aircraft. The State College and Topeka flights will begin on Jan. 7, 2014, and the Elmira service will begin on Feb. 13, 2014.

"By adding these new routes, United continues to strengthen Chicago's best route network," said Karen Catlin, United's managing director for Midwest and Canada sales. "Travelers from Elmira, State College and Topeka will have improved access to the nation's third largest city and one-stop access to more of the world from United's Chicago hub."

The weekday flight schedules follow. Weekend schedules may vary. Schedules are subject to change.

Chicago – Elmira


Elmira – Chicago

Departs

Arrives


Departs

Arrives

2:15 p.m.

 5:00 p.m.


6:15 a.m.

7:18 a.m.

9:00 p.m.

11:45 p.m.


5:30 p.m.

6:33 p.m.






Chicago – State College


State College – Chicago

Departs

Arrives


Departs

Arrives

1:55 p.m.

4:33 p.m.


6:20 a.m.

7:17 a.m.

 6:45 p.m.

 9:23 p.m.


 5:03 p.m.

 6:00 p.m.











Chicago – Topeka


Topeka – Chicago

Departs

Arrives


Departs

Arrives

1:00 p.m.

 2:44 p.m.


6:00 a.m.

7:36 a.m.

8:30 p.m.

10:14 p.m.


3:14 p.m.

4:50 p.m.

The new flights are available for sale at united.com and through other distribution channels.

Elmira and Topeka are both new destinations in United's route network. The airline currently serves State College from its hub at Washington Dulles.

With these new routes, United has added service to ten new destinations from Chicago since the beginning of 2013. Other new year-round and seasonal destinations include Mobile, Ala.; Fairbanks, Alaska; Nassau, Bahamas; Shannon, Ireland; San Jose, Costa Rica; Thunder Bay, Ontario; and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

United and United Express operate nearly 570 daily flights from the O'Hare hub to more than 125 domestic and more than 30 international destinations.

About United
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,341 flights a day to more than 360 airports across six continents. In 2012, United and United Express carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is investing in upgrading its onboard products and now offers more flat-bed seats in its premium cabins and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any airline in North America. In 2013, United became the first U.S.-based international carrier to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi on long-haul overseas routes. The airline also features DIRECTV® on 200 aircraft, offering customers more live television access than any other airline in the world. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has made large-scale investments in its fleet. In 2013, United will continue to modernize its fleet by taking delivery of more than two dozen new Boeing aircraft. The company expanded its industry-leading global route network in 2012, launching nine new international and 18 new domestic routes. Business Traveler magazine awarded United Best Airline for North American Travel for 2012, and readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program the best frequent flyer program for nine consecutive years. According to the 4th annual Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey published by IdeaWorksCompany in May 2013, United has the most saver-style award-seat availability among the largest U.S. global airlines. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 195 countries via 28 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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SOURCE United Airlines

United Airlines Worldwide Media Relations, +1-872-825-8640, media.relations@united.com





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