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Carriers post strong May load factor. United Airlines and Northwest Airlines reported that their planes were more than four fifths full in May. The May load factor for the two carriers is higher than what airlines have historically reported. Jun 7, 2006

United Airlines plans to operate a combined passenger and cargo service later this year using a Boeing 777 aircraft configured ten first, 45 business and 198 at the back including 84 Economy Plus seats. Flight time is around 14 hours. The new route will serve as an important cargo access point into the Middle East, due to the region's high demand for oil and gas equipment and perishables. Mail is also expected to represent a significant amount of volume on these flights. United 777's are seen on the ramp at Washington Dulles. http://www.united.com/ Jun 11, 2006

United Airlines flew 10.13 billion system RPMs in May, a 4.5% increase over the year-ago month. Capacity rose 2.1% to 12.13 billion ASMs, lifting load factor 2 points to a May-record 83.8%. Jun 9, 2006

United will stop serving Chicago Midway. United Airlines will end service to Chicago's Midway International Airport on Sept. 5 because of "limited customer interest," a United spokesman said. American Airlines last month said it would stop Midway service Sept 1. Jun 7, 2006

United must continue to lower costs, experts say. United Airlines has a competitive edge following its reorganization, but it must continue to focus on cost cutting, observers said. Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines are also restructuring under the bankruptcy code. Jun 5, 2006
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