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Old 10-04-2001, 04:15 PM   #1
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CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2001 - United Airlines (NYSE:UAL) announced today it will discontinue the United Shuttle brand and incorporate Shuttle flights into its mainline and United Express service this fall. The move will be effective from Oct. 31, 2001.

United Shuttle operates primarily in the Western United States with a dedicated fleet of 59 Boeing 737 aircraft. The move is part of United's continued response to customer needs since the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Since those events the airline has adjusted its capacity and continues to fine tune its operation to match capacity with customer demand. In particular, the airline now sees less demand for high utilization, quick turnaround flights in its system.

United or United Express will continue to offer service in nearly all markets that currently have Shuttle service. Prior to September 11, United Shuttle offered approximately 468 daily flights.

"This will be a seamless experience for our customers as we transition away from the United Shuttle brand," said Christopher D. Bowers, United Airlines' senior vice president-North America. "Our goal is to maintain the best possible schedules for customers and communities that rely on United for service, while maintaining flexibility to fine tune our capacity to meet demand. Eliminating Shuttle allows us to achieve this by using a mix of either larger or smaller jet aircraft depending on market conditions and frequency needs."
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CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2001 - United Airlines (NYSE:UAL) announced today it will discontinue the United Shuttle brand and incorporate Shuttle flights into its mainline and United Express service this fall. The move will be effective from Oct. 31, 2001.

United Shuttle operates primarily in the Western United States with a dedicated fleet of 59 Boeing 737 aircraft. The move is part of United's continued response to customer needs since the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Since those events the airline has adjusted its capacity and continues to fine tune its operation to match capacity with customer demand. In particular, the airline now sees less demand for high utilization, quick turnaround flights in its system.

United or United Express will continue to offer service in nearly all markets that currently have Shuttle service. Prior to September 11, United Shuttle offered approximately 468 daily flights.

"This will be a seamless experience for our customers as we transition away from the United Shuttle brand," said Christopher D. Bowers, United Airlines' senior vice president-North America. "Our goal is to maintain the best possible schedules for customers and communities that rely on United for service, while maintaining flexibility to fine tune our capacity to meet demand. Eliminating Shuttle allows us to achieve this by using a mix of either larger or smaller jet aircraft depending on market conditions and frequency needs."
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Old 10-05-2001, 06:13 AM   #3
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they should have done this a while ago.. I don't know a single person who actually enjoyed taking the shuttle... minimum service, no E+, never ontime... Then again, I guess the mainline UA services would probably start heading into those category soon anyways...
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they should have done this a while ago.. I don't know a single person who actually enjoyed taking the shuttle... minimum service, no E+, never ontime... Then again, I guess the mainline UA services would probably start heading into those category soon anyways...
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