Monday saw the announcement by Delta Airlines that they will be pulling their service from Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport as of May 1. The airline, based in Atlanta, currently has three daily flights from Lubbock to Memphis, Tennessee. April 1 will see this dropped to one daily flight and then all flights will be pulled on May 1. When Delta began servicing the airport again in 2009, it opened up a hub in the east and now passengers will lose that.
The city-owned airport will lose some revenue when Delta pulls out, but according to Director James Loomis, the $48,000 loss will not impact the budget. A spokesperson for Delta said that the route had poor performance and that is what lead to the decision to halt flights. The suspension of these flights is part of an overall reduction in capacity for the airline this year.
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