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January 21, 2009

United Airlines to lay off 1,000 more

Filed under: aviation,transportation,US — 7macaw @ 8:19 am
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United Airlines parent UAL Corp. said its quarterly net loss widened to $1.3 billion as the third-largest U.S. carrier paid above-market rates for fuel after incorrectly betting prices would rise. United said it would cut 1,000 additional jobs.

United’s decision to cut additional management and salaried jobs reflects efforts by carriers to control costs and conserve cash as demand declines in the recession. The airline last year said it would eliminate 6,500 unionized positions and 1,500 management and salaried jobs by the end of 2009.

Source: Bloomberg

December 16, 2008

Airline employment fell 5.7 percent in October

According to AP and Forbes: “The nation’s airlines cut jobs by 5.7 percent in October to the lowest total since 1993 as they operated fewer flights than a year ago, according to a federal report Tuesday.”
“The agency said U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed the equivalent of 394,300 full-time workers in October. Two part-time workers are counted as one full-time employee.”

According to comments: “The biggest cuts by percentage were at United Airlines, down 9.9 percent; Delta, 5.7 percent; and Northwest, 5.1 percent. US Airways cut 5 percent of its work force; American trimmed 3.9 percent; and Continental Airlines cut 3.8 percent. Alaska Air grew by 0.2 percent.”

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