Delta Airlines announced this month that it will be scaling back its Memphis operations to 64 daily flights (peak day) to 29 non-stop destinations. The changes will take effect September 3, 2013, and are part of the continuing Delta corporate actions to consolidate operations to major hub locations at the expense of their traditional regional hubs. After the cutbacks, the markets served by Delta with direct Memphis flights will be Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus (CMH), Cincinnati, Reagan National in Washington, Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW), Denver, Detroit, Houston (IAH), Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Louisville, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York (LaGuardia), Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and Tampa. This list of cities represents 16 of the top-20 destinations in the U.S.
In addition, the following markets are served with non-stop service by other airlines at Memphis International: Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago (O’Hare and Midway), Denver, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Dorado (AR), Harrison(AR), Houston (IAH & HOB), Jackson (TN), Miami, New York/New Jersey, Orlando, Tampa, and Washington, DC (DCA).