American Airlines to stop service with Burbank Airport


American Airlines to stop service with Burbank Airport
(BDCi) – For those of you who are business travelers, there will be some noticeable changes to a major U.S airline.

American Airlines said it would eliminate its two to three daily flights in and out of Bob Hope Airport and end service to Burbank. It will also end direct flights to India.

The financially troubled airline based in Fort Worth also announced that it planned to lay off 150 workers throughout the company, primarily because of the loss of a United States Postal Service domestic mail contract and the closing of an equipment refurbishment shop in St. Louis.

Airline spokesman Mary Frances Faga said “This is in response to declining demand on certain routes and the high price of fuel.”

The airline plans to end service with Bob Hope Airport on Feb. 9. American’s departure from Burbank leaves the airport with six passenger airlines. Southwest Airlines is the airport’s biggest, serving about 233,000 passengers in October, compared with 29,000 passengers by American that month, according to airport statistics.

American is still one of the largest carriers serving Los Angeles International Airport. The airline has announced no change in service at LAX.

By: Natania Levine
10 January 2012
10:42 a.m P.S.T


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