The Star-Telegram says AA's "nationwide downsizing, which will eliminate up to 12% of American’s capacity, is expected to cost thousands of jobs. Airline officials said they were still studying the impact on the work force and said voluntary buyouts will be offered before any layoffs."
American is reducing flights at most of its principal operations. This announcement, combined with the previously announced round of schedule reductions, means American will close its operations entirely at three of its airports, while Eagle will close five of its airports, out of a combined total of 250 airports for both.
The airports/cities being closed are:
American – Oakland, Calif. (previously announced); London Stansted (previously announced); and Barranquilla , Colombia
American Eagle – Albany, N.Y.; Providence, R.I.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Samana, Dominican Republic (previously announced); and San Luis Obispo, Calif. American Eagle will also close its maintenance base in San Luis Obispo.
CHICAGO, June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines
(NYSE: CAL) and United Airlines (Nasdaq: UAUA) today announced a framework
agreement to cooperate extensively, linking their networks and services
worldwide to the benefit of customers, and creating revenue opportunities and
cost savings and other efficiencies. In addition, Continental plans to join
United in the Star Alliance, the most comprehensive airline alliance in the
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