Air Travel Woes Ahead

By: Wendy Enneking Email
By: Wendy Enneking Email

Airline experts are suggesting travelers to book now if they're looking to take a trip later this fall. That's because the industry is scheduled to make some serious cuts to routes and schedules after Labor Day. By year's end, domestic flights are expected to be cut by ten percent. The size of the industry will be comparable to that seen after 9/11.
The high cost of fuel is being cited as the reason for more cuts. Smaller, regional airports could see the largest impact from reduced service by major carriers. Already, American and United have cut cities out of their schedules. Some 100 cities are expected to lose regular commercial air service by year's end. Even more cuts are expected in 2009.
As of right now, Lexington's Blue Grass Airport has not announced any changes in service.


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