City Airports Lose Flight Routes

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New York City is losing nonstop airplane connections to 25 domestic and international destinations this fall.

One of them is Daytona Beach, where the Continental flights into Newark Liberty regularly traveled at 85 to 90 percent capacity, according to Stephen Cooke, the director of business development for the Florida airport.

COOKE: I have received calls from various citizens who actually use this service sometimes every week or every other week to go to New York or Newark or somewhere in that area and they of course are very disappointed.

REPORTER: Cooke says the passengers were a combination of business, tourist and personal travelers. Service to 55 more destinations will be cut back this fall, as airlines seek to save money in the face of rising fuel costs. The analysis of flight schedules was compiled by the Web site and published today in Crain's New York Business.