High fuel costs and competing airline prices prompted Southwest Airlines to take a better look at its services at Philadelphia International Airport. Ultimately, the airline will cut some of its flights, pulling Philadelphia’s flights to and from Pittsburgh, Manchester, N.H., Providence, R.I., and Jacksonville, Fla.
The Inquirer reports Southwest started with 14 daily flights when it came to Philadelphia in 2004 and quickly increased that to 67 before steadying at 55. Southwest is dropping its routes that don’t make money, and reducing its service to and from Boston and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
The changes will take effect beginning next year.