Friday, June 23, 2006

United loses domestic mail contract

The Chicago Tribune reports that United Airlines, the passenger carrier that flies the most mail, will lose its domestic contract with the U.S. Postal Service on June 30 because of poor on-time performance.

"United will still carry international mail, the majority of its mail business. The airline, which has transported U.S. mail for 75 years, declined today to say how much revenue it received from its current three-year Postal Service contract," according to the article.

Mail transported by United probably will be picked up by other Postal Service carriers, which include AMR Corp.'s American Airlines and Delta Air Lines Inc., said Gerry McKiernan, a Postal Service spokesman in Washington.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 PM