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Delta cuts 5 more flights from SLC

Delta cuts 5 more flights from SLC



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Delta Air Lines is cutting five more routes from Salt Lake City to save on jet fuel. That means the airline has cut 16 flights from Salt Lake since January.

The cuts include flights to Yuma, Ariz., San Luis Obispo, Calif., Bakersfield, Calif., Durango, Colo., and Pittsburgh. The reductions are scheduled for August and September. Three other flights will only be offered seasonally.

Utah business leaders say this could hurt local business people who won't be able to fly where they need to go as quickly.

A spokesman says Delta made the decision to cut flights rather than raise fares in order to deal with rising gas prices.

The latest cuts follow an announcement earlier this year by Delta to cut flights to 10 cities from its Salt Lake City hub.

Delta employs about 3,500 people in Utah.

Jet Blue and Continental also have cut flights out of Salt Lake recently.

E-mail: mrichards@ksl.com

(The Associated Press and The Deseret News contributed to this report. Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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