Thursday, 31 May 2012

UAL Cancels 787 Houston Auckland Service

United Airlines today announced that it would be cutting 1,300 jobs at Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and cancelling it's planned (and often hyped) Houston-Auckland 787 service.

The announcement comes immediately after Houston City Council approved an international terminal plan for neighbouring Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) - a move initiated by Southwest Airlines.

The UAL 787 service between Houston and Auckland has often been hyped in recent months as one of the first ultra long haul routes for the new composite jetliner. The route was also the launch route for the UAL 787. Unfortunately, it looks like this service is no longer on the map.

United will instead launch the 787 on the Denver to Tokyo route from March 2013.

United Airlines Boeing 777-222
United Airlines Tail (Photo Credit: Craig Moulding)

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