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Delta Gets Government Approval to Suspend Flights to 11 Airports. Is Your Hometown Airport One of Them?

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We wrote a couple of weeks ago about the US government saying airlines could suspend flights to 5% of their airports. Airlines submitted their proposals — and the DOT announced their approvals just before the holiday weekend.

Delta was granted permission to suspend flights to 11 airports. Simple Flying reports the affected outstations are:

  • Aspen, CO (ASE)
  • Bangor, ME (BGR)
  • Erie, PA (ERI)
  • Flint, MI (FNT)
  • Fort Smith, AR (FSM)
  • Lincoln, NE (LNK)
  • New Bern/Morehead/Beaufort, NC (EWN)
  • Peoria, IL (PIA)
  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)
  • Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA (AVP)
  • Willison, ND (XWA)

According to Skift, objections may be filed until Thursday, May 28.

These suspensions are in addition to other Delta flights cut at nearly a dozen smaller airports in major markets.

— Chris

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2 Comments

  1. Williston is just finishing up the building of their new multi million dollar airport! How sad this is.

    • It’s a bummer. I’m a North Dakota native and was sad to see XWA on the list. But on the bright side, it still has UA service to DEN.

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