United Airlines, reacting to the Houston City Council’s approval of a Southwest Airlines plan to begin international service out of William P. Hobby Airport, says it will start cutting routes and capacity this fall at its George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) hub. “We have been maintaining some unprofitable flying at IAH based on our projections that future growth at the hub would make those routes profitable,” the airline said in an employee bulletin. “Since that growth won’t ...

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