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Delta to Drop Money-Losing Memphis as Hub as It Cuts Flights

Delta Air Lines Inc. said it will cut 230 jobs and trim flights by more than a third in Memphis, Tennessee, after changes in operations failed to make the hub profitable.

The reliance on inefficient 50-seat jets in Memphis and high jet-fuel prices that make them too expensive to operate were blamed for the decision to scale back operations, two Delta executives told employees today in a memo that was made available by the Atlanta-based airline.