United to cancel seven domestic routes from April

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United Airlines will cancel at least seven domestic routes from April, as it pares back capacity by about 1% this year.

The Chicago-based Star Alliance member will end flights between Los Angeles and Tulsa on 1 April, Houston Intercontinental and Cedar Rapids on 8 April, Washington Dulles and both Manchester (New Hampshire) and Pensacola on 8 April, Houston Intercontinental and Del Rio on 9 April, Newark and Philadelphia on 9 April, and Chicago O'Hare and San Juan on 29 April, according to schedules on its website.

United will continue to serve all of the cities except Del Rio, where it is the only carrier, with flights to other cities following the route cancellations.

The airline did not respond to inquiries regarding the cancellations.

United is the only one flying nonstop on the Houston-Cedar Rapids, Los Angeles-Tulsa, Washington-Manchester and Washington-Pensacola routes, according to Innovata schedules.

American flies between Chicago and San Juan, and Star partner US Airways between Newark and Philadelphia, according to Innovata.

United has announced plans to begin flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fairbanks and San Jose (Costa Rica), Denver to Fort McMurray and Santa Fe, Los Angeles to Wichita, Newark to Edmonton, and Washington Dulles to Grand Rapids, Guatemala City, San Jose (Costa Rica) and Vancouver, with services beginning in April.