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United Airlines to Upgrade to Larger Jets in Peoria

Peoria, IL– Beginning September 6, 2006, United Airlines through their regional partner SkyWest Airlines will upgrade two of the four daily flights from Peoria to Chicago from 50-passenger regional jets to 64-passenger regional jets. With the upgraded flights, come first class seat accommodations. The 64-passenger Canadair Regional Jet is configured with 6 first class seats and 58 coach class seats. “The added seat capacity and first-class cabin is an indication of the market potential here in Peoria,” said Ken Spirito, Director of Airports. “We are glad United is continuing to expand its product including the July 26, 2006 announcement to add a fifth Chicago flight starting October 31, 2006.

The schedule between Peoria and Chicago is as follows:

From Peoria (Effective September 6, 2006)

Flight Departs Arrives Equipment
6892 6:00 am 6:50 am CR7
6833 11:29 am 12:19 pm CRJ
6891 2:35 pm 3:28 pm CRJ
5835 6:07 pm 7:00 pm CR7

From Chicago (Effective September 6, 2006)

Flight Departs Arrives Equipment
6833 10:08 am 10:58 am CRJ
6891 1:15 pm 2:05 pm CRJ
6911 4:45 pm 5:35 pm CR7
5857 9:05 pm 9:56 pm CR7*

*Begins September 5, 2006
Bold indicates upgraded flight

Contact:
Ken Spirito, A.A.E.
Director of Airports
Greater Peoria Airport Authority
phone: (309) 697-8272 ext 123

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