Airlines postpone new intercontinental flights amid soaring fuel prices

Several airlines are delaying the launch of long intercontinental flights as they face escalating fuel prices. For example, US Airways will delay by one year its planned launch of a daily flight between Philadelphia and Beijing, United Airlines is reportedly postponing the start of its service to Moscow by six months, and Northwest Airlines is suspending seven weekly all-cargo flights operating between the U.S. and Guangzhou, China.

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