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ACA announces 10-year pact with United.(Brief Article)

Washington Dulles-based Atlantic Coast Airlines, which offers over 500 daily departures systemwide, has signed a new 10-year marketing agreement with United Airlines. The agreement allows ACA to retain its position as an exclusive United Express carrier at Dulles and sets the stage for its continued growth of regional-jet service on behalf of UA.

How ACA's growth plans will be affected overall by United's recent announcement to increase daily departures of main-line service at Dulles from 73 to 117 is unknown, although ACA's service from Dulles to Atlanta will be assumed by United. A United spokesman said that previous press reports that United would bring the low-cost Shuttle by United to Dulles were premature. …

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