United Airlines is cutting 1,300 jobs and reducing flying in Houston after it lost a fight to keep Southwest Airlines from adding international flights there.
United had warned of the job cuts if the city council voted to allow Southwest to add international flights at Houston's Hobby airport. That vote happened on Wednesday, and now United says it will carry out the job and flight cuts.
United Continental Holdings Inc.'s biggest hub is at Houston's Bush. It said that should be the only airport with international flights. It says connecting traffic will be hurt if Southwest adds international flights. United says that means it needs to cut Houston flying 10 percent.
The cuts begin this fall, even though Southwest's international flights from Houston don't start for three more years.
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