United Airlines on Friday agreed to sell its route authority between New York and London to Delta Air Lines, stating in a memo to staff that the route, which was acquired from Pan Am many years ago, "has become unprofitable" and that the cost of operating it no longer can be justified. Simultaneously, United announced a series of route additions and adjustments aimed at building its Asia network, including the transfer of its JFK-Tokyo Narita service to its Washington Dulles hub (see item ...

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