United Airlines said to plan Los Angeles push in comeback effort

United, once the leader in Los Angeles, has dropped to No. 3 behind American Airlines Group Inc and Delta Air Lines Inc United Continental Holdings Inc is targeting a major expansion at Los Angeles International Airport in an effort to reverse a slide that?s left the airline languishing behind its biggest rivals at the busiest West Coast hub, said people familiar with the plans. United, once the leader in Los Angeles, has dropped to No. 3 behind American Airlines Group Inc and Delta Air Lines Inc United Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz is trying to win back passengers at key airports as part of a broader renewal effort, which includes plans to cut costs and catch up with Delta?s industry-leading profits. Delta and American have been building international gateways in Los Angeles to compete with United?s lucrative hub in San Francisco. Los Angeles World Airports has held broad discussions with the Chicago-based carrier, said Nancy Castles, a spokeswoman for the airport operator. She didn?t provide details. United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy declined to say what the two sides have talked about. Courtesy: GulfNews.com

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