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UNITED AIRLINES ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH USA TODAY SKY RADIO

 UNITED AIRLINES ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH USA TODAY SKY RADIO
 CHICAGO, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines has signed a contract with USA Today Sky Radio to offer its new live, satellite- delivered audio service on United's entire domestic audio-equipped fleet.
 "As part of United's dedication to being the world's best airline, we are constantly searching for innovations to improve our passengers' inflight experience," said James M. Guyette, United Airlines' executive vice president-marketing and planning. "USA Today Sky Radio will enable our passengers to enjoy live news and sports. Through USA Today Sky Radio, United's on-board audio system will become a vital link to the world."
 Beginning this summer, USA Today Sky Radio will be available on select Boeing 757 and 737 aircraft in United Airlines' fleet, providing live, around-the-clock news, business updates, play-by-play sports and weather forecasts. Broadcast from USA Today Sky Radio's headquarters near Washington, D.C., the programming will be tailored to the interests and information needs of business travelers. United's entire domestic audio-equipped fleet is expected to be equipped with USA Today Sky Radio by the end of 1993.
 "United Airlines operates the largest audio-equipped fleet in the world, and we're very excited by the opportunity to work with them to bring USA Today Sky Radio to United's passengers," said William O. Hider, USA Today Sky Radio's president. "We look forward to providing live, up-to-the-minute, entertaining inflight news and information travelers can use as they fly to their next destination."
 USA Today Sky Radio plans the launch of a second audio channel this fall. The 24-hour all-sports channel will deliver to fans sports news and exclusive interviews and features by some of the USA Today sports section and baseball-weekly writers, plus live play-by-play coverage of sporting events year-round.
 USA Today, Gannett Co., Inc.'s flagship newspaper founded in 1982, reaches 6.6 million readers every day and is the nation's only general interest daily newspaper. Printed at 32 locations across the country, USA Today also prints its international editions in Europe and Asia. The newspaper is available worldwide.
 United Airlines, the primary subsidiary of UAL Corp. (NYSE: UAL), provides passenger and cargo air transportation to 166 cities worldwide. United is one of the free world's largest passenger airlines and is the world's largest non-freighter cargo carrier. The airline currently offers more than 2,000 daily departures and carries more than 200,000 passengers. United operates major hubs in Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Tokyo and London.
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 /CONTACT: Joe Hopkins of United Airlines, 708-952-5770, (night 708-952-4088), or Steven Anderson of USA Today, 703-276-5872 (night 703-771-8042)/
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