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United Airlines to Dissolve Service Between US, Nigeria

Airlines & Airports | Amy Coyne Bredeson | May 28, 2016

United Airlines to Dissolve Service Between US, Nigeria

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Delta will soon be the only U.S. airline to provide nonstop service between the U.S. and Africa, USA Today reported. 

Next month, United Airlines will do away with its flights to and from Lagos, Nigeria, its only route to Africa, USA Today said.  

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The carrier will eventually use its Boeing 787 Dreamliner to offer more flights between San Francisco and Tel Aviv in Israel, the newspaper reported.

United said in a memo to employees that was obtained by USA Today that poor financial performance and weakness in the energy sector led to the decision to end the Nigeria flights.

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United’s current flights to Lago leave from Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport.

“After careful analysis, we have decided to exit the IAH-LOS (Houston Bush Intercontinental-Lagos) route and redeploy the Boeing 787 aircraft where it can capture more profitable demand," United said in its Wednesday memo obtained by USA Today. “Our last flights will be June 29 (eastbound) and June 30 (westbound); after that, customers can travel to LOS via our Star Alliance partners.”



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