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UNITED ADDS ADDITIONAL CHICAGO SERVICE FROM AVP
NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
January 5, 2011

Contact:
Barry J. Centini, (570) 602-2000


Avoca, PA - Travelers using the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport will soon have additional options for air travel.  United Airlines has scheduled a third daily flight to Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Beginning April 3, 2011, United will add a flight that will depart Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at noon and arrive at Chicago at 1:09 PM. The eastbound flight will depart Chicago at 8:50 AM and arrive at AVP at 11:34 AM.  The flight will be operated by United Express carrier ExpressJet using 50-seat Embraer regional jets.

"The Airport has looked forward to additional Chicago service with United and the benefits it will bring to Northeastern Pennsylvania and our area travelers," stated Barry Centini, Airport Director.

"Our strong performance at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton tells us that customers appreciate the service to Chicago and the destinations we serve through this hub," stated Martin Kammerman, Manager of Market Analysis, United Airlines.  "We are pleased to increase our service to accommodate the needs of our customers."

United Airlines offers more non-stop service from Chicago O'Hare International Airport than any other airline. Chicago O'Hare is United's largest hub airport, with approximately 600 daily departures to more than 145 destinations worldwide.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to Chicago O'Hare (AVP-ORD) (Effective 4/3/11):

Flight #
Departs AVP
Arrives ORD
Frequency
Aircraft
UA 6008
6:00 AM
7:08 AM
Daily
50-Seat Embraer Regional Jet
UA 6162
12:00 PM
1:09 PM
Daily 50-Seat Embraer Regional Jet
UA 6001
4:55 PM
6:10 PM
Daily
50-Seat Embraer Regional Jet

Chicago O'Hare to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (ORD-AVP) (Effective 4/3/11):

Flight #
Departs ORD
Arrives AVP
Frequency
Aircraft
UA 6162
8:50 AM
11:34 AM
Daily
50-Seat Embraer Regional Jet
UA 6001
1:25 PM
4:25 PM
Daily
50-Seat Embraer Regional Jet
UA 5974
6:30 PM
9:12 PM
Daily
50-Seat Embraer Regional Jet

About United Airlines:
United Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL), operates more than 3,300 flights a day on United and United Express to more than 230 domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which overall offers 21,000 daily flights to 1,160 airports in 181 countries.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. became the holding company for both United and Continental upon close of the merger transaction. The two airlines will operate separately as they begin to integrate key customer services, marketing activities and airport processes. For more company information, go to united.com and follow on Twitter and Facebook.

About Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport:
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) is your gateway to Northeastern Pennsylvania, offering area travelers approximately 40 daily arrivals and departures to five major hubs, with one-stop service to over 450 destinations worldwide. Air service is provided by the following airlines: American Eagle (Chicago-O'Hare); Continental Connection (Newark); Delta Connection (Detroit); United Express (Chicago-O'Hare); and US Airways Express (Charlotte and Philadelphia). For more information, call 1-877-2FLYAVP (235-9287) or visit our web site at www.flyavp.com.