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The Best Spot for Plane Spotting and Prizes at the 2017 San Francisco Air Show is the New United Airlines Festival Center on Marina Green

2017 San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show is sponsored by United Airlines Enjoy the city’s best air show views at United Airlines Festival Center on Marina Green

October 03, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2017 – United Airlines (UAL) today unveiled the United Airlines Festival Center on Marina Green - offering the best views of the San Francisco Bay including the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Alcatraz Island, and parts of Marin County – the ultimate spot for plane spotting and fun during the San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show. The airline will also have a sweepstakes for customers to enter for a chance to win round trip flight tickets and a grand prize which also includes tickets to visit The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour in Everett, Wash.

The country’s largest and most significant event of its kind, San Francisco Fleet Week, now in its 37th year, is recognized by the United States Department of Defense as the model for fleet week events across the country and has become one of San Francisco’s largest attractions.

“United has been involved with San Francisco Fleet Week for nearly a decade, and with thousands of active duty and veteran men and women in our ranks, it has always been a great time to celebrate our military,” said Bryan Quigley Vice President of United’s San Francisco hub, and Navy Veteran. “This year, we’re taking our involvement to new levels with tons of exciting giveaways for customers, and our new United Airlines Festival Center on Marina Green.”

“Fleet Week is our City’s opportunity to salute the men and women in uniform bravely serving and protecting our country,” said Mayor Edwin M. Lee. “We are proud to mark this San Francisco celebration with our local community and business partners at United Airlines.”

San Francisco Fleet Week honors the contributions of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and promotes greater preparedness for the next emergency or disaster and civilian- and military-based Humanitarian Assistance personnel.

“This multi-year partnership agreement with United demonstrates the strong commitment United is making to our city and our military,” said Lewis Loeven Executive Director of the San Francisco Fleet Week Association. “Our world famous San Francisco Fleet Week Air show featuring the United Boeing 747 and our U.S. Navy Blue Angels already attracts 1.5 million visitors into our city, and the addition of the United Airlines Festival Center on Marina Green brings a completely new experience to our countless fans of families and visiting service members.”

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 748 mainline aircraft and the airline’s United Express carriers operate 475 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to more than 190 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “UAL”.

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