United Airlines to suspend all Flagstaff flights starting Oct. 30, citing worker shortage
FLAGSTAFF, AZ (AP) - Officials at Flagstaff Pulliam Airport say United Airlines plans to suspend service to the northern Arizona airport starting Oct. 30 but will review the situation after six months. United currently provides direct flights to and from Denver out of Pulliam and the airport has partnered with the carrier since 2019.
Claire Harper, the communications manager for Pulliam Airport, says United stated they are having to cut routes nationwide, and in many cases, they are cutting profitable routes. The airline is said to make tough decisions with fuel pricing, crew, and aircraft shortages nationwide.
Pulliam officials say United flights out of Flagstaff had 90% of the seats filled, and they are hoping to re-establish service next year.
United Airlines released a statement Wednesday saying, “We’ve made the difficult decision to suspend service to two cities this fall - Flagstaff and Texarkana - and have already started working with customers on alternate plans.”
United says they will end service this fall to two cities and cut one other route served by other United hub cities.
- Houston- Texarkana, AR: Ending service on September 6, 2022
- Denver - Flagstaff, AZ: Ending service on October 30, 2022
- Los Angeles – San Diego: Ending service on October 30, 2022 (United will still serve San Diego from its hub bases in Denver, Newark, Houston (Bush), Washington (Dulles), Chicago, and San Francisco)
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