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UNITED AIRLINES TO RETIRE 25 WIDEBODY AIRCRAFT BY END OF 1994

 CHICAGO, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its efforts to reduce uneconomic capacity, United Airlines will begin retiring 25 widebody aircraft from its fleet in September and continue through next year.
 The 25 aircraft to be retired include 15 McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10s and 10 Boeing 747-SPs.
 "The economics of our industry and the demands of the marketplace require that we remove older aircraft from our fleet, which are costlier to maintain and operate," said Stephen M. Wolf, United chairman and chief executive officer.
 Wolf said United plans to reduce its capacity next year in U.S. markets by about 5 percent and grow in international markets by roughly 5 percent in 1994.
 The retirement schedule for 15 of United's 46 DC-10-10s is as follows: one in September 1993; one in October 1993; two in December 1993; one in May 1994 and 10 in September 1994. The airline also will retire all 10 of its B747-SPs by next year -- three in October 1993 and seven more in October 1994.
 United's year-end 1993 fleet will total 543 aircraft. At the end of 1994, United's fleet of 541 planes will consist of the following aircraft:
 75 727-200s 22 747-400s
 69 737-200s 9 747-200s
 101 737-300s 18 747-100s
 57 737-500s 19 767-200s
 88 757-200s 23 767-300ERs
 31 DC-10-10s 8 DC-10-30s
 21 A320s
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 /CONTACT: John Kiker, 708-952-4162 or Joe Hopkins, 708-952-5770, or night 708-952-4088 or (investors) Pamela Hanlon, 708-952-7501, all of United Airlines/
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