Saturday, March 27, 2010

Airlines drop 9 flights, add 2 in Nashville

Three airlines have announced seasonal changes to their flight schedules at Nashville International Airport that will result in nine daily flights being dropped and two new ones being added.
Southwest Airlines, the Nashville airport's busiest carrier, will discontinue one daily departure to Chicago Midway; New Orleans; Orlando, Fla.; Phoenix; and San Diego effective Aug. 14-Oct. 30.

Beginning on Thursday, American Airlines will drop two of its daily flights to St. Louis, while adding a departure to Miami.

Also on the same day, Delta Air Lines will discontinue one of its daily flights to Cincinnati and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, and add a departure to Minneapolis.

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Despite the cuts, the airport will still have multiple daily departures by its various airlines to the affected destinations, spokeswoman Emily Richard said.

The airport is served by 12 airlines, which together have about 375 daily arrivals and departures. Southwest accounts for about half of the flights.

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