Delta to cut service to some smaller US markets

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    Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N) said on Friday it would pull service in some smaller U.S. markets to stem $14 million in annual losses associated with such flights.

    The halt is planned for 24 markets served under the Essential Air Service program, a U.S. program created to make sure smaller cities have a minimum level of passenger air service.

    The U.S. Department of Transportation provides subsidies to airlines tied to some markets under the program.

    Cities affected by Delta's planned move include Watertown, South Dakota; Waterloo, Iowa; and Butte, Montana, according to a list of affected cities the carrier provided on its website.

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