Augusta-Washington flight axed as part of merger deal

Augusta-Washington flight axed as part of merger deal

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - As part of deal to merge American Airlines and US Airways, the combined airline will stop service from Washington's Reagan National Airport to Augusta Regional Airport.

The new company, now called American Airlines Group Inc, was required to give up gate space at Reagan and LaGuardia Airports to avoid derailing the merger as a result of a Department of Justice antitrust lawsuit.

Airport officials said a timetable is not yet in place for when the flight will officially end.

They also added that no jobs would be impacted locally as a result of the cut.

Besides Augusta, daily nonstops by American and US Airways will end between Reagan and Minneapolis; Montreal; Savannah, Ga.; Fayetteville and Jacksonville, N.C.; Fort Walton Beach, Pensacola and Tallahassee, Fla.; Islip, N.Y.; Little Rock, Ark.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Nassau, Bahamas; and Omaha, Neb.

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