United Airlines to pull out of Africa

United Airlines is set to pull out of the African market next month.

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The American carrier, the only one to serve African destinations such as Johannesburg, Lagos, Accra and Dakar, will discontinue its daily Houston-Lagos service, operated using B787-8 aircraft, with effect from June 30.

The move has come in response to a decline in the petroleum market as well as difficulties in expatriating the revenue from tickets.

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