American Airlines to leave Columbus Airport

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - News Leader 9 has learned that American Airlines will no longer be serving the Columbus Airport.

This change will go into effect June 12, 2013. The company says they will continue to serve in Atlanta.

We received the following statement from American Airlines on Wednesday morning:

"American Airlines continually evaluates its network to meet customers' needs and strengthen our presence in our key hubs. As part of this process, American has made the difficult decision to discontinue service between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Columbus, Ga. (CSG), effective June 12, 2013. The last day of scheduled service between DFW and CSG is June 11.

" American will continue to serve Atlanta with a combined total of 31 daily flights from Chicago (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Miami (MIA) and New York (LGA). American will also continue to serve Savannah with three daily flights to DFW."

We spoke with Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson who said "we are disappointed they needed to leave the market but the airport already has other prospects they're pursuing."

Delta Airlines is the only remaining carrier.

We will continue following this story and bring you more updates as they become available.

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