United Airlines (UA) said it will cut 1,300 jobs at Continental Airlines’ (CO) former main hub of Houston Intercontinental (IAH). It said the job reductions are necessitated by the Houston city council’s approval of Southwest Airlines’ plan to fly internationally from Houston Hobby (HOU) starting in 2015 (ATW Daily News, May 9). UA and CO merged in 2010 (ATW Daily News, Oct. 1, 2010). According to the Associated Press, UA president and CEO Jeff Smisek told employees ...

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