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For Immediate Release
January 19, 2012

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 Express (Continental Connection) will upgrade its service to Newark Liberty International Airport.

Effective March 4, 2012, United Express (Continental Connection) will upgrade two of its daily Newark flights from 37-seat aircraft to 50-seat aircraft.  These flights will depart AVP at 4:17 PM and 7:33 PM and arrive in Newark at 5:25 PM and 8:42 PM. Also, these flights will leave Newark at 2:52 PM and 6:01 PM and arrive at AVP at 3:51 PM and 7:08 PM. United Express (Continental Connection) carrier CommutAir will operate these nonstop, round-trip flights daily using the 50-seat Bombardier Dash 8 Q-300 aircraft (DH3).

Barry Centini, Airport Director, said, “We are very pleased to see United Express expanding their service in Northeast Pennsylvania for our area business and leisure air travelers.”

About United Continental Holdings, Inc.:
United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) is the holding company for both United Airlines and Continental Airlines. Together with United Express, Continental Express and Continental Connection, these airlines operate an average of 5,717 flights a day to 376 airports on six continents from their hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark Liberty, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. United and Continental are members of Star Alliance, which offers more than 21,200 daily flights to 1,185 airports in 185 countries. United and Continental's more than 80,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world.

About Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport:
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) is your gateway to Northeastern Pennsylvania, offering area travelers approximately 36 daily arrivals and departures to six major hubs, with one-stop service to hundreds of destinations worldwide. Air service is provided by the following airlines: Continental Connection (Newark); Delta Connection (Atlanta and 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