Reno Airport Officials Await United Cuts

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Officials at Reno-Tahoe International Airport are waiting to see how cuts announced by United Airlines will affect service to Reno.

The airline on Wednesday announced it is cutting up to 1,100 more jobs and removing an additional 70 airplanes from its fleet because of rising fuel costs.

United is Reno's second largest carrier, accounting for more than 10 percent of all flights.

It currently has four daily flights from Reno to Denver, one to Los Angeles and five to San Francisco with a sixth on weekends.

Southwest is the top carrier at Reno-Tahoe, holding nearly 50 percent of the market share.

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