United Airlines Expands Service to Central America through Codeshare Agreement with TACA GROUP

Agreement Enables United Customers to Connect to New Central and South America
Destinations and Expands Frequent Flyer Opportunities for Customers of Both

CHICAGO, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Airlines and TACA GROUP
today filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation a codeshare agreement
expanding international destination options and frequent flyer opportunities
for customers of both carriers.*
TACA GROUP serves 35 cities in 19 countries in the Americas, with hub
operations in San Salvador, El Salvador; San Jose, Costa Rica; and Lima, Peru.
The combination of the carriers' complementary networks opens doors for
customers of each airline, giving United's customers the opportunity to fly
and earn Mileage Plus(R) miles to places never-before served in Central and
South America. Additionally, customers flying with TACA will have the
opportunity to connect to destinations worldwide via United from several of
its U.S. domestic hubs, including Washington Dulles, San Francisco and Los
Once the necessary government approvals have been granted and the
codeshare and frequent flyer systems put in place, United customers will be
able to purchase one ticket, check in for the complete journey and receive
Mileage Plus miles from any city United serves to all destinations served by
the TACA network. This includes cities such as San Jose, Costa Rica;
Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Lima, Peru; and many more. Necessary approvals are
expected by the second quarter of 2006.
"We are very pleased to partner with TACA GROUP to expand Central America
destination options for our customers," says Graham Atkinson, United's senior
vice president-Worldwide Sales & Alliances. "TACA is a leading airline group
in Latin America, and our complementary route networks make this codeshare and
frequent flyer partnership an excellent choice. The agreement enables us to
improve our service to customers while supporting our strategy of
international growth."
"In our continuous efforts to provide excellent service to our customers,
we are very excited to be able to strengthen our networks through this
successful partnership," says Alex Benitez, TACA's vice president-Planning and
TACA GROUP is the leading commercial aviation consortium in Latin America,
serving its customers with 30 Airbus aircraft, all from the A320 family.
TACA's flight safety has been internationally recognized and certified through
IOSA Certification (IATA Operational Safety Audit), LOSA (Line Operations
Safety Audit) Project and FOQA operational quality assurance program, as well
as flight crew voluntary reports, which the airline uses to maintain the
highest safety standards. Operating with the youngest fleet in the Americas
and undergoing maintenance at the highly qualified MRO, Aeroman, keeps TACA at
the forefront in airline safety.
* Subject to government approval.

About TACA
TACA is the result of a strategic alliance that integrates Central America
with the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and South America.
TACA's vision guides more than 6,000 employees that work in unison to operate
135 daily flights -- with an average 12 hours of flight a day per aircraft and
a 93% on-time performance, offering world-class service with Latin taste.
During 2006, the airline will serve 3.5 million passengers and expects a sales
volume of $750 million. More information on TACA and its services can be
found at http://www.taca.com and news releases can be accessed through
http://news.taca.com .

About United
United Airlines (Nasdaq: UAUA) operates more than 3,400 flights a day on
United, United Express and Ted to more than 200 U.S. domestic and
international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco,
Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in the Asia-
Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is one of the largest
international carriers based in the United States. United is also a founding
member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 790
destinations in 138 countries worldwide. United's 57,000 employees reside in
every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. News releases and
other information about United can be found at the company's Web site at
united.com .

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SOURCE United Airlines
Web Site: http://www.united.com http://www.taca.com