Saturday, June 28, 2008
Delta to cut flights at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Atlanta based Delta Airlines the fourth largest carrier at LAX has notified Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA) officials that it plans to drop several routes from its LAX schedule. Struggling with high jet fuel prices, the carrier made the hard decision to reduce its LAX schedule by 13%. Planned cuts will effect nonstop service to Boston, Mass., Hartford, Conn., and Columbus, Ohio. In all Delta plans to end service on nine routes from LAX by the end of August. Delta had planned to make LAX its west coast hub, but with skyrocketing energy costs combined with heavy financial losses the carrier has to take drastic action for its own survival.
Delta 757-232 N699DL (29970/887) now sports the carriers new livery having previously worn the colors of now defunct "Song". The aircraft is caught departing from Rwy 7R at Las Vegas (LAS) during east traffic operations. (Photo by Michael Carter)