Airlines & Airports Rich Thomaselli September 11, 2022
They say that it takes three times for something to happen to consider it a trend.
What about 20 times that?
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The nation’s three largest domestic airlines – American, Delta, and United – have eliminated service at 59 smaller U.S. airlines since the onset of the pandemic in March of 2020, according to Business Insider.
That’s a figure that has become more than just a trend but rather a disturbing, regular occurrence. It’s been a perfect storm of pilot and staffing shortages vs. an overwhelming return of the flying public, a situation that has been building long before the pandemic – but exacerbated by the effects of the virus.
Most of the service cuts have been to airlines’ regional carriers, but nonetheless, they served a critical role in bringing passengers to larger hubs. According to Business Insider, Delta has exited 13 airports, American has left 14, and United no longer serves 32 facilities.
Business Insider broke it down among the three major carriers:
New Haven, Connecticut
Sioux Falls, Iowa
Islip, New York
Ithaca, New York
Stewart, New York
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
Santa Barbara, California
Grand Junction, Colorado
Manchester, New Hampshire
Stewart, New York
New Bern, North Carolina
Santa Rosa, California
Twin Falls, Idaho
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
Ogdensburg, New York
Plattsburgh, New York
Pierre, South Dakota
Watertown, South Dakota
College Station, Texas
San Angelo, Texas
Clarksburg, West Virginia
Lewisburg, West Virginia
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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