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Airlines planning to reduce service to numerous areas; DOT says carriers will still service spots

Fifteen airlines are expected to reduce their services to airports across the U.S.

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Fifteen airlines are expected to reduce their services to airports across the U.S.

The Transportation Department said it is tentatively giving the OK for airlines to temporarily suspend services. The changes will not make “inadequate capacity or connectivity” for airlines serving an area, though, the department said.

The airlines that made the requests to reduce services are Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Elite Airways, Frontier Airlines, Cape Air, JetBlue Airways, Ravn Alaska, Seaborne Virgin Islands, Silver Airways, Southern Airways Express, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines and United Airlines.

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If ultimately approved, the suspension would last through Sept. 30.

Among the changes requested, areas affected could include New Orleans; Portland, Maine; Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; Plattsburgh, New York; Greensboro/High Point, North Carolina; and Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, Pennsylvania.

It means that although flights would still be serviced there, there may not be as many providers.