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United to cull over 16,000 jobs

United Airlines, the second biggest airline in the US, has said it will be cutting more than 16,000 jobs in October, as US federal wage subsidies dry up on 30 September. It is understood United’s planned involuntary cuts of 16,370 jobs include 6,920 flight attendants, 2,850 pilots, 1,400 management jobs, 2,010 mechanics and 2,260 roles

ExpressJet to cease operations by October

In the first major US aviation casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic, regional carrier ExpressJet has announced to its employees that it will cease operations, as well as let go the majority of its workforce, on 30 September 2020. The regional carrier has, to date, operated under the United Airlines branding of United Express, serving regional

United flight evacuated at Newark over bomb threat

A United flight from Los Angeles was searched by K9 units upon landing at Newark Liberty Airport after a passenger alleged there was a bomb on board.

Leaked memo reveals plan to stand down a third of United pilots

An internal United memo, leaked Thursday, outlines plans to furlough roughly 3,900 United pilots in the near-to-mid future. United had previously gone public with plans to stand down 2,250 pilots between 1 October and the end of the year, as well as a further 1,650 in 2021 dependent on demand. However, the contents of the

United to drop one of two regional feeder airlines

Last week, United Airlines informed the two regional airlines operating under its United Express brand that it has plans to axe one of them. ExpressJet and CommutAir both work exclusively for the Chicago-based airline as “feeder airlines”, helping regional passengers to connect with the airline under a hub-and-spoke model. United also controls minority interests in

United’s Q2 worst slump in 94-year history

United Airlines posted a loss of $1.6 billion for the second quarter of the year, racking up the largest loss recorded in the company’s 94-year history. For the three months ending 30 June, total operating revenue was down 87 per cent. While the company admits it has been hard-hit by the coronavirus slump, it maintains


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