United Airlines has become the latest US airline to announce capacity cuts, with plans to shed 15-20 of its older narrowbody aircraft from its fleet by year-end.

The move is attributed to increasing fuel costs, says chief executive Glen Tilton. Flight's ACAS database shows that United has 64 Boeing 737-300s and 30 737-500s.

Several other carriers are cutting capacity: Delta Air Lines plans to park 15-20 mainline aircraft and 20-25 regional jets Frontier Airlines has sold two Airbus A318s and two A319s to VTB Leasing for lease to Rossiya Airlines: JetBlue Airways is disposing of four A320s in addition to six previously put up for sale and AirTran Airways is selling two 737-700s it has on order.

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Source: FlightGlobal.com