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ATLANTIC COAST AIRLINES TO BEGIN TORONTO TO NEWBURGH/STEWART AIRPORT SERVICE ON SEPT. 1

ATLANTIC COAST AIRLINES TO BEGIN TORONTO TO NEWBURGH/STEWART AIRPORT
 SERVICE ON SEPT. 1
 WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantic Coast Airlines/United Express announced today that it will begin service between Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, N.Y., and Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Sept. 1(A).
 The new air route will link one of the fastest growing airports in the United States with Canada's busiest airport. United Express will operate three daily non-stop flights between the two airports, utilizing the 30 passenger Embraer Brasilia aircraft. Toronto joins both Washington and Boston as the non-stop destinations offered by United Express from Stewart International Airport. When the Toronto flights commence on Sept. 1, United Express will offer a total of 12 daily departures from the Newburgh airport.
 The announcement marks the first entry of Atlantic Coast Airlines into the trans-border marketplace. The carrier has also been approved to operate flights between Newburgh/Stewart and Montreal, as well as flights between Hamilton and London, Ontario and Washington Dulles, the hub airport for the United Express carrier.
 Commenting on the new service, Kerry Skeen, chief operating officer of the carrier, said: "We are very pleased to be the first carrier to provide trans-border service from Newburgh's Stewart International Airport. It continues a series of firsts for Atlantic coast Airlines at Stewart: the first non-stop flights to Washington, D.C., and the first and only non-stop flights to Boston. Now, with the flights to Toronto, Atlantic Coast Airlines is bringing the first international air service to the Mid-Hudson valley."
 Passengers traveling from Toronto will pre-clear U.S. Customs and Immigration in Pearson International Airport's newly opened Terminal 3, from which the flights will operate. The state-of-the-art facilities used by both the U.S. and Canadian customs and immigration services ensure a swift clearance procedure for the United Express passengers.
 Stewart International Airport has fast become the airport of choice for many New York area travelers from northern Westchester, Orange, Dutchess and Ulster counties. The airport is situated approximately 75 miles north of New York City and is served by three major airlines and several other regional carriers.
 Atlantic Coast Airlines is a marketing partner with United Airlines and operates as United Express. United Airlines and United Express coordinate their schedules at the Washington Dulles International Airport hub to provide customers with convenient connections to many domestic and international destinations. Atlantic Coast Airlines offers 116 daily departures from Washington Dulles, and 261 systemwide departures to 39 East Coast cities. Toronto will become the airline's 40th destination. Through the comprehensive marketing agreement with United Airlines, United Express passengers can earn 500 miles credit per flight in United Airlines' popular Mileage Plus frequent flyer program. United Express customers also receive the benefits of United Airlines worldwide reservations and advance seat selection.
 Newburgh to Toronto Toronto to Newburgh
 Depart Arrive Freq. Depart Arrive Freq.
 6:45 a.m. 8:15 a.m. Ex. Sun. 8:44 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Ex. Sun
 2:45 p.m. 4:15 p.m. Daily 4:44 p.m. 6:15 p.m. Daily
 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Ex. Sat. 8:15 p.m. 9:45 p.m. Ex. Sat.
 (A) Subject to final Canadian government approval.
 -0- 6/30/92
 /CONTACT: Barron Beneski, public relations, United Express, 703-406-6500/ CO: Atlantic Coast Airlines ST: District of Columbia IN: AIR SU: PDT


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