Delta Airlines has announced that they will be cutting the number of flights they operate from Memphis International Airport by 18%. These flight reductions will not only affect the Memphis airport, but will also affect Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport in Jackson, as well as airports in Nashville, Knoxville, and a number of other cities in the south. Anthony Black, a spokesperson with the airline, said that they were cutting flights that has weak demand and were not profitable.
Specifically, Black said that the airline will reduce flights between Memphis and Knoxville, Nashville, Jackson, and Birmingham, starting early next year. They will also completely stop all nonstop service from Memphis to Birmingham and Jacksonville, Florida. January 3 will see the daily departures from Memphis decrease from 115 to 94 and Delta officials have told the airport they will reduce the daily Memphis-Jackson flights from three to two.
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