About a month ago, Delta Airlines announced plans to discontinue its nonstop service from Tallahassee to Tampa and Fort Lauderdale. However, the Regional Airport's management says everything is ready to replace the service with Continental Gulfstream's turbo prop aircraft. The airport says many airlines are cutting costs by reducing domestic services.
Philip Inglese, the Tallahassee Regional Airport Assistant Manager said, "All of the legacy carriers, for all practical purposes, have been losing money and their strategy is to reduce all of their domestic capacity. In other words, you reduce the number of seats, it allows you to raise the fares per seat and return to profitability."
Tallahassee has, by no means, been singled out. The airport says it's part of a much bigger plan from several airlines including Delta. Continental's turbo prop planes hold about 19 passengers and the airport says it will offer about three flights a day to Fort Lauderdale and Tampa.