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The Chicago-based airline will shut bases in Hong Kong, Tokyo’s Narita airport and Frankfurt, in keeping with an organization memo seen by CNBC. United stated about 840 flight attendants work within the three bases which are closing.
“This was definitely a really tough resolution to make, and we acknowledge that closing any base locations a hardship on those that dwell close to these places,” John Slater, United’s senior vice chairman for inflight providers, stated within the memo. “Within the present and future surroundings, we merely are usually not capable of maintain an Inflight Base at these places.”
Flight attendants at these places will likely be given the possibility to switch to U.S. bases, relying on work eligibility, the memo stated.
United additionally has a flight attendant base for London’s Heathrow Airport and a base for U.S. territory Guam.
“Whereas no different base modifications are anticipated as this time, we’ll proceed to judge the viability of all places based mostly on the community schedule, authorities journey restrictions and restoration of demand,” stated Slater.