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Bahrain Press Release 09

United Airlines Launches Service from Bahrain to Washington D.C. Seven day a week service via Kuwait City

BAHRAIN, 8 November 2009 - United Airlines has announced that it has started to sell tickets in Bahrain for its flight from Bahrain to Washington D.C. via Kuwait City. 

United plans to begin its Bahrain service from Bahrain International Airport to Washington Dulles on 18 April 2010.  United's new route will be the only same-plane service operated between the Kingdom of Bahrain and North America, complementing existing services in the Middle East from Dubai and Kuwait City to Washington D.C.   

United's current non-stop service from Washington D.C. to Kuwait will continue to Bahrain, with the return flight also stopping in Kuwait before continuing to Washington D.C.

Flights will be operated by Boeing 777 aircraft, offering United First, Business, Economy Plus and Economy.

Kuwait/Bahrain flights are conveniently timed for connections at Washington Dulles, United's principal transatlantic gateway, to and from dozens of cities throughout the Americas. United offers more than 275 daily departures from Washington Dulles to more than 90 cities.

Commenting on the new route, Marcel Fuchs, United managing director for Europe, Africa the Middle East and India, said:. "This new destination further strengthens our international route network and extends the United footprint in the Middle East.  Our network options in the United States, combined with the first rate service we offer on board, provide a winning combination for travelers from Bahrain and other parts of the region."

About United

 United Airlines (Nasdaq: UAUA) operates approximately 3,300* flights a day on United and United Express to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C.  United offers services to the U.S. from Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Kuwait City, London, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Rome and Zurich.  With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is one of the largest international carriers based in the United States.  United also is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 1,071 destinations in 171 countries worldwide.  United's 47,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world.  News releases and other information about United can be found at the company's Web site at

*Based on United's forward-looking flight schedule for October 2009 to October 2010.