United Airlines to Start Operating Daily Mainline Service Between Chicago and Duluth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 19th, 2018
CONTACT:
Natalie Peterson, Duluth Airport Authority, Director of Communications & Marketing
218-625-7768

DULUTH, MN—The Duluth International Airport (DLH) is pleased to announce that beginning Friday,
March 9, United Airlines will operate mainline aircraft at Duluth. The airline will use a combination of
Airbus A319, A320 aircraft on its first flight out and last flight in from Chicago O’Hare airport (ORD).
The new mainline service replaces the existing flight that has been operate by the regional 50-seater
jet.

The new mainline service brings a larger two-cabin offering to customers including inflight United WiFi
and personal device entertainment. Since entering the Duluth market in 2009, United has continued
to gain market share with its direct flights to ORD. In 2017 alone, they have seen a 4 percent
increase in passengers over 2016.

United Airlines operates three to four (seasonal) daily flights out of DLH currently. With the exception
of the first flight out and the last flight in, the other daily flights will continue to be operated by the
regional 50-seater jets.

“We are thrilled to see the mainline flights come to DLH for our passengers. The region has
continued to show United Airlines the demand for the Chicago market and we are happy to see them
respond with this new addition,” said Natalie Peterson, Communications and Marketing Director at the
Duluth Airport.

About Duluth International Airport The new state-of-the-art passenger terminal at the Duluth
International Airport opened for business on January 14, 2013. Currently United Airlines offers three
daily nonstop flights to Chicago and Delta offers five daily nonstop flights to Minneapolis/St. Paul. We
are committed to providing our customers with superior services in a safe, secure, professional
environment.

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