Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Delta Undoes Memphis

Posted By on Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Delta Airlines announced Tuesday that it would cut the number of its Memphis flights and no longer use the city airport as a hub for its operations. As of September 3rd, daily Delta flights will drop from 94 to around 60 or so. The airline will also cut 230 jobs in Memphis.

In a memo to employees, senior Delta vice presidents Tony Charaf and Gil West wrote: “Despite a series of adjustments in recent years, high fuel costs and the predominant use of inefficient 50-seat regional jets in a small local-traffic market have made Memphis unprofitable as a hub.”

As the Flyer has reported, Delta has been raising fares and reducing its Memphis flights for several years.

WMC-TV Channel 5 has posted the original Delta Memo.

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