December 23. United Airlines is dropping 14 routes from its Washington Dulles hub, dealing another blow to small markets.
United confirmed that it is dropping a handful of routes to regional airports from Washington DC, including cities in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Maine. United cited the pilot shortage as one of the factors contributing to the cuts.
“As we continue to evaluate our network and closely match supply with demand, United is making adjustments to our East Coast operations, including suspending service between Washington Dulles/D.C. and several regional markets, and shifting some service from Washington D.C. to New York/Newark,” a United spokesperson told.
According to United, the airline serviced 107 destinations from Washington Dulles in March 2019, and despite cutting routes, it will still serve 105 in March 2022. Moreover, it is shifting five of the 14 routes from Washington Dulles to its Newark hub.