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More than 1,000 Pilots Apply for New Pilot Positions at United Airlines

( CHICAGO, July 30, 2007 – More than 1,000 pilots applied for 100 positions at United in the first 10 days that the company sought applications. The company is looking to hire 100 experienced pilots by the end of this year.

“We are impressed by the volume of applications and, more importantly, by the caliber and diversity of the candidates applying for these positions,” said Captain Hank Krakowski, vice president, Flight Operations. “We set extremely high standards for our pilots and are looking for the best of the best to join our distinguished team.”

United officially opened the online application site at on Monday, July 16. This is the first time the company has hired new pilots since 2001. This latest hiring effort is being driven by United’s expansion of flying into international markets. The online application site remains open for interested candidates.

Newly hired pilots will begin training at United’s state-of-the-art Flight Training Center in Denver as early as October, with the first group expected to be flying for United by the end of the year. A full listing of qualifications for pilot applicants can be found at

About United
United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAUA) operates more than 3,600* flights a day on United, United Express and Ted to more than 210 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C. 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 855 destinations in 155 countries worldwide. United's 55,000 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 the flight schedule between Jan. 1, 2007 and Dec. 31, 2007.

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