Delta to stop using Memphis airport as hub; one less flight comi

Delta to stop using Memphis airport as hub; one less flight coming to Knoxville

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Changes by Delta Airlines mean one less flight in and out of McGhee Tyson Airport.

Delta announced Wednesday it will stop using Memphis as a hub of operations and will cut flights to Memphis by 30%.

Becky Huckaby, spokeswoman for McGhee Tyson Airport, said one of those flights being eliminated serves Knoxville.

Huckaby said Memphis is traditionally less of a destination for Knoxville travelers, more often a
connecting point for other flights.

The change will be coming in September.

Delta told employees that the move comes because Memphis is not profitable as a hub.

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