United Airlines Goes Beyond AM, Beyond FM with In-Flight Music Programming by XM Satellite Radio
Washington D.C., March 02, 2006 -- United Airlines today announced it has enhanced its onboard audio entertainment beginning this month with music programming provided for United by XM Satellite Radio. As part of United’s continuous improvement of the customer experience, this enhancement offers customers up to 19 new and exciting channels for in-flight audio entertainment.*
“Giving our customers an enjoyable flight experience is important to us, and we will continue to look for opportunities to improve upon what we already offer,” says Dennis Cary, senior vice president-Marketing, United Airlines. “We are pleased to provide our customers this enhanced audio programming developed by XM Satellite Radio, as it supports our goal to provide innovative services to our customers.”
Now for a promotional period, customers traveling on United will be able to listen to as many as 19 music channels provided by XM for United, giving customers a taste of XM’s exclusive, commercial-free music channels. With this sampling of XM’s music content, United customers will get a greater in-flight variety of music genres, popular artists and specialty niche channels -- such as Top 20 on 20 for latest hits, Suite 62 for adult R&B, Highway 16 for country fans, the Blend for adult contemporary, Top Tracks for classic rock, XM Pops for classical music, Bluesville to hear jazz and blues and Soul Street for classic soul.
“XM Satellite Radio offers an extraordinary variety of music for all kinds of tastes, and we’re very pleased that United Airlines’ customers will have the opportunity to sample the exclusive, commercial-free music channels that have helped make XM the nation’s leading satellite radio company,” said Howard Jacobs, senior vice president-Strategic Partnership Marketing, XM Satellite Radio.
A full description of XM programming available on United flights can be found in the March issue of United’s in-flight magazine, Hemispheres.
*Number of XM Satellite Radio selections varies by aircraft type.
About XM Satellite Radio
XM (NASDAQ: XMSR) is America’s number-one satellite radio company with more than 6 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, D.C., New York City, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM’s 2006 lineup includes 160 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: the most commercial-free music, premier sports, talk, comedy, children’s and entertainment programming; and the most advanced traffic and weather information. XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche, Suzuki, Subaru, and Volkswagen/Audi, is available in more than 130 different vehicle models for 2006. XM’s industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com.
United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAUA) operates more than 3,400 flights a day on United, United Express and Ted to more than 200 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 is also a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 790 destinations in 138 countries worldwide. United’s 57,000 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 united.com.
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