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April 18, 2008

Valdosta - Bad news for frequent fliers in Valdosta.

High fuel costs and a weak economy prompted Atlantic Southeast Airlines to cut flights to and from the city.

ASA currently has three routes each weekday from Valdosta to Atlanta and two a day on the weekend.

Starting May 1, they'll cut the flights by one each day.

The change might be inconvenient for travelers but airport officials say they are working to get them back.

"I'm going to have to drive to Jacksonville. I hate driving to Atlanta so I'm going to have to drive to Jacksonville and the fares are crazy out of Tallahassee. So it's just crazy. It's going to affect my travel quite a bit," says frequent flier Wade McRae.

"I already have a meeting scheduled today and we are exploring some opportunities to augment the service and increase visibility we have. Celebrate who ASA is and build our flights back up to where they were. And hopefully increase them," says Interim Airport Director Patti Clark.

The flight cuts are a blow to Airport administrators who recently got ticket prices lowered and convinced ASA to take on three flights a day rather than the original two.

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