Southwest Airlines to cut Louisville-Atlanta route in June - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Southwest Airlines to cut Louisville-Atlanta route in June

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Southwest Airlines is cutting its three daily flights from Louisville to Atlanta effective June 8, according to the Louisville Regional Airport Authority.

Southwest wasn't able to sell enough seats on the Louisville-Atlanta route, which was introduced in August 2012, said Trish Burke, spokeswoman for the airport authority.

"This did not come as a surprise because despite generous fare sales, modifying their schedule to better serve business travelers and introducing smaller AirTran aircraft, the airline was unable to gain the necessary ridership to make the route profitable," she said in an email.

Louisville travelers can still get to Atlanta -- a major hub for connections -- via Delta Air Lines' eight nonstop daily flights, Burke said.

Meanwhile Southwest will continue to offer daily service Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix and Tampa, she said.

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