Delta Air Lines announced this week that it will close its Memphis, Tenn., hub after the summer travel season. This means Shreveport Regional Airport will lose its two, daily nonstop flights to Memphis after Aug. 30. Shreveport Airport Authority spokesman Mark Crawford said Delta plans to increase daily flights to Atlanta to make up the difference, so he doesn’t anticipate a loss of seats. Delta is in the process of reducing its fleet of 50-seat regional jets, Crawford said, and replacing them with larger, more economical Boeing 717s.
The Shreveport Airport Authority says Delta Air Lines will have 10 flights a day between Shreveport and its hubs in Atlanta and Memphis beginning July 11. Allegiant Air's seasonal service to Orlando, Fla., has been extended to mid-January.