GTRA expects to lose Memphis flight

COLUMBUS – Golden Triangle Regional Airport expects to lose its flight to Memphis, Tenn., in September as Delta Airlines cuts back.

Airport director Mike Hainsey tells The Commercial Dispatch that he expects no reduction in passenger boardings.

GTRA has logged 11,321 passengers boarding planes this year, compared to 10,404 this time last year.

Starting in September, GTRA will have three flights, all through Atlanta.

Hainsey says the disadvantage is westbound passengers will have to go through Atlanta. He says the advantage is Atlanta has more connections and a flight to Washington D.C. and New York every hour.

He says Washington and New York are two of GTRA’s top destinations for business travel.

Delta Airlines began service from GTRA to Memphis in May 2009.

The Associated Press

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