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UNITED AIRLINES AND TRANS WORLD EXPRESS, INC. ANNOUNCE MARKETING AGREEMENT

 CHICAGO, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines and Trans World Express, Inc. today announced the signing of a comprehensive marketing agreement covering 166 daily Trans World Express, Inc. flights from 20 Northeastern U.S. cities and 35 international United cities offering connections over John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, a growing gateway for United to Asia, Europe and Latin America.
 "This agreement will result in coordinated flight schedules between Trans World Express, Inc. and United and will make it more convenient for customers throughout the Northeast to access United's international destinations from Kennedy," said J.C. Pope, United's president and chief operating officer.
 United currently provides non-stop service from Kennedy to Buenos Aires, Caracas, London, Port of Spain (Trinidad), Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. In addition, the code-share agreement will cover 29 additional international destinations: Adelaide, Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Christchurch, Glasgow, Guadalajara, Guatemala, Hamburg, Hobart, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Mexico City, Montevideo, Osaka, Perth, San Jose, San Salvador, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sao Paulo, Sydney, Taipei, Vancouver and Wellington.
 "We are confident that the code-share arrangement will enhance both carriers' positions in the marketplace", said Michael G. Robinson, president of Trans World Express, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Trans World Airlines, Inc. "As the largest airline at Kennedy Airport in terms of scheduled departures, TWE will maximize its flight connection possibilities with United at one of the most important U.S. gateways."
 When the new agreement takes effect July 15, 1993, Trans World Express, Inc. flights will carry the two-letter UA carrier designator code between JFK and the following cities: Albany, Baltimore, Binghamton, Boston, Buffalo, Harrisburg, Hartford, Ithaca, Manchester, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Richmond, Rochester, Scranton, Stewart, Syracuse and Washington National.
 Under this agreement, passengers will be able to travel under the UA code from Syracuse to Singapore, from Rochester to Rio de Janeiro, with product features such as one-stop check-in and Mileage Plus credits, among others. The single-carrier nature of the shared code arrangement will enhance the display of these particular flights in the different computerized reservations systems and make it easier for travel agents and airline reservations agents to make bookings for their customers.
 Besides enhanced displays, other key elements of the agreement are designed to provide seamless service for connecting Trans World Express, Inc. and United passengers:
 --United will perform check-in for code-share passengers at locations where it currently has service. These passengers and their accompanying baggage will be checked through to their final destination. At locations where United does not have service, Trans World Express, Inc. will handle the check-in process.
 --Advance seat assignment service on code-share Trans World Express, Inc. flights will be available for passengers connecting between Trans World Express, Inc. and United at Kennedy.
 --Inflight announcements will be made on both carriers with connecting gate information.
 --Bus service at Kennedy will be available to transport passengers between Trans World Express, Inc.'s terminal and United's.
 --Frequent flier miles will be credited to Mileage Plus members' accounts for code-share Trans World Express, Inc. flights.
 United currently maintains code share arrangements with British Midland, Ansett Airlines, Transbrasil, and Aloha Airlines.
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 /CONTACT: John Kiker, 708-952-4162, or Joe Hopkins, 708-952-5770 or (night) 708-952-4088, both of United Airlines corporate communications, or Pamela Hanlon (investors), 708-952-7501/
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