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Delta halting Yuma-Salt Lake City flights

Delta halting Yuma-Salt Lake City flights



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YUMA, Ariz. (AP) -- The airport director in Yuma says Delta Air Lines Inc. is suspending its twice-daily service to Salt Lake City.

The move is the latest blow to small Arizona cities that have seen airlines cut service as they struggle with soaring fuel prices.

Delta began its service to Utah's capitol in December using a 50-seat regional jet. Yuma airport director Craig Williams says he spent much of the last week trying to convince Delta to retain the service, to no avail. A date for the final flight isn't known and Delta didn't return calls seeking comment.

US Airways also will stop flights between Yuma and Las Vegas on Aug. 17.

The southwestern Arizona city still has United Express flights to Los Angeles and US Airways Express flights to Phoenix.

Lake Havasu City, Sierra Vista and Prescott have also lost flights in the past year.

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Information from: The Sun, http://www.yumasun.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) APNP 06-28-08 1124MDT

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