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Small Pox: Air traffic is evaporating at smallish U.S. airports. Recipe for growth? Call Allegiant or find oil

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Small Pox: Air traffic is evaporating at smallish U.S. airports. Recipe for growth? Call Allegiant or find oil

April 21st, 2014 at 11:52 AM EDT
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Issue Overview

Back in 2007, by most measures the peak year for U.S. air travel volumes, the town of Lexington, in Kentucky, had flights to Atlanta, Detroit, Memphis and Cincinnati. But then Delta and Northwest merged. Quickly, the new mega-carrier realized that most of the people flying to Memphis and Cincinnati were connecting passengers who could just as easily connect in Atlanta and Detroit. So the Memphis and Cincinnati flights disappeared.

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