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First Regular Session

Sixty-first General Assembly

LLS NO. R97@0809.02 EBD





WHEREAS, The General Assembly recognizes that United Airlines is the oldest airline in the United States, having started flying in 1926; and

WHEREAS, United Airlines began service to Colorado in 1937 with two flights and twenty employees; and

WHEREAS, United Airlines now serves Colorado with three hundred and nineteen daily departures, linking Colorado to one hundred domestic and thirty­nine international airports in thirty countries, and three United States territories on five continents; and

WHEREAS, United Airlines is the largest employee­owned company in the world, with more than eighty­five thousand employees worldwide; and

WHEREAS, United Airlines employs more than eight thousand Coloradans; and

WHEREAS, United Airlines's annual Colorado payroll is more than three hundred and fifty million dollars; and

WHEREAS, United Airlines exemplifies the model corporate citizen by expending millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours in philanthropic activities; and

WHEREAS, United Airlines has established the world's largest flight training center in Colorado; and

WHEREAS, United Airlines has signed a thirty­year lease at Denver International Airport and made a commitment to serve Colorado well into the next century, and pays one hundred and seventy five million dollars annually in rents and landing fees; and

WHEREAS, The state of Colorado is fortunate to have United Airlines providing passenger and cargo links to the world; and

WHEREAS, on May 15, 1997, United Airlines will celebrate sixty years of air service to Colorado; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty­first General Assembly of the State of Colorado, the Senate concurring herein:

That May 15, 1997, be declared United Airlines Day to salute United Airlines and the eight thousand Coloradans who have contributed to its success.