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United Airlines and Mexicana Airlines Announce Code Share Agreement

CHICAGO, Nov. 25, 1996 -- United Airlines and Mexicana Airlines have signed a code-share agreement that will offer travelers seamless service between Mexico and the United States. Code-share flights are scheduled to go on sale beginning May 1, 1997, subject to government approvals.

Cooperation between United and Mexicana will include through check-in and improved connection scheduling. The two carriers also plan to enhance the cooperation between their frequent flier programs, Mexicana's Frequenta and United's Mileage Plus.

"Our code-share agreement with United will give travelers in Mexico unmatched access to important U.S. destinations," said Fernando Flores, president of Mexicana. "We are pleased to be working with a carrier that has such a great commitment to providing the very best customer service."

Gerald Greenwald, United's chairman and chief executive officer, said, "Our alliance with Mexicana will allow us to offer United passengers daily flights between the United States and major vacation destinations in Mexico. It will benefit the flying public by providing seamless service for passengers originating travel in both Mexico and the United States. We look forward to an excellent working relationship with a carrier respected for providing quality service."

Mexicana will code-share on United Airlines flights from Mexico City to Los Angeles; San Francisco; San Jose, Costa Rica; Chicago O'Hare and Washington Dulles; from Chicago O'Hare to Washington National, Boston and Denver; and from Los Angeles to Honolulu, Seattle and San Francisco.

United will code-share on Mexicana flights from Mexico City to Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare, San Antonio and the Mexican cities of Zihuatunejo, Cancun, Guadalajara, Merida, Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco. United also will code-share on Mexicana flights from San Francisco to Guadalajara, Mexico; Chicago O'Hare to Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Miami to Cozumel and Cancun, Mexico; Denver to Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Newark to Cancun, Mexico; Los Angeles to Cancun, Mexico; and San Jose, California to Guadalajara, Mexico.

As the largest air carrier in the world and the largest majority employee-owned company, United Airlines offers more than 2,200 flights a day to 136 destinations in 30 countries and two US territories. United Airlines' Internet address is http://www.ual.com.

SOURCE United Airlines
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