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INVESTING IN LIBERTY: United extends Newark deal

United Airlines and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey have signed a 20-year lease extension through which United will maintain its significant presence at Newark Liberty International Airport and make further investments to ensure the airport remains one of the country’s premier global gateways. United and the United Express carriers will continue their exclusive use of Terminal C and will continue to operate flights at Terminals A and B. Additionally, the airline will invest $150 million in ongoing improvements throughout the term of the lease. While Terminal C is already one of the nation’s most modern international terminals, United will further develop its concourse areas and improve baggage handling. Jeff Smisek, United chairman, president and chief executive officer, commented: “As the largest airline in New Jersey and New York and one of Newark’s largest employers, United is committed to Newark Liberty as a model of customer service, convenience and efficiency. Our partnership with the Port Authority and the investments United will make will ensure Liberty’s place as the region’s leading domestic and international airport for decades to come.” United is the New York area’s largest airline, with more flights and more seats from the region to more destinations around the world than any other airline. From Newark Liberty, United offers more than 400 flights daily to more than 150 destinations in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. N.J. Gov. Chris Christie said: “United Airlines is a critical partner to New Jersey and the Port Authority. This long-term commitment that United is showing to Newark will help us create jobs and continue our economic comeback.”

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