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Brexit Fears Force United to Cancel NY to Newcastle Route

Frankfurt, Germany - July 17, 2014: United Airlines aircraft logo at an aircraft in Frankfurt. United Airlines is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: iStock)

United Airlines has announced that it will halt its flights between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)  and Newcastle Airport (NCL) just months after the U.K. voted to leave the European Union (EU) with the Brexit vote. The airline said the route – which it has run six days a week for the last two summers – was “not profitable.”

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Irpworks August 16, 2016

Brexit also causes warts....

jonsg August 14, 2016

Well, that's a lousy excuse for a lousy excuse. If the route's unprofitable, and you need to axe it, say so, and be honest about it. Brexit has already caused a lot of problems for Brits, and the problems will get worse before they get better, but this decision has precisely nothing to do with Brexit, and everything to do with arse-covering.

AAJetMan August 14, 2016

1. the route was stated as already being unprofitable. 2. A lower GBP would encourage US to England traffic, esp for a US-based carrier. Brexit seems to have insignificant impact on this decision.

pogonation August 14, 2016

So they cancelled because it's not profitable. Where the evidence for this having anything to do with Brexit?

August 12, 2016

Airline says the route is not profitable....yet the article says this is down to Brexit???