Delta cutting one Coast flight, adding another

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Published: October 11,2011

Tags: air travel, airlines, airports, tourism, transportation, travel

GULFPORT — Delta Air Lines is scheduled to cut direct flights from Gulfport to Memphis in January.

But, U.S. Airways is adding a flight from Gulfport to Charlotte, N.C.

Jeremiah Gerald, director of air service for the Gulfport airport, tells The Sun Herald Delta announced months ago it would be making cuts all over the country, and loss of the Memphis flights is not too surprising. He said Delta likely could save money routing passengers through Atlanta instead.

Gerald said the service from Gulfport is scheduled to end Jan. 4.

He said while the loss of direct service to Memphis will be inconvenient for some travelers, U.S. Airways adding the Charlotte flight makes for a net wash in airport capacity.

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