United Airlines to cut 45 jobs

Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2007

ANCHORAGE - United Airlines is cutting 45 permanent jobs in Anchorage and will end year-round nonstop service to Denver in a bid to save money and boost efficiency, the airline said.

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The direct flight to Denver will still run during the summer, company officials said this week.

"It's a very difficult decision for us to make," United spokeswoman Meghan McCarthy, said Friday. "We're not reducing our seasonal service," she said.

The employees whose jobs will be eliminated include salaried and union workers. They will be offered transfer opportunities and United plans to contract with a third party to run the summer flights, she said.

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