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Travel Tip: Two Domestic Airlines Add More Routes to Smaller Airports

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airportFor a number of years, many U.S. airlines have been cutting back their domestic routes and shrinking their capacity.

As a result, a number of U.S. cities have seen their airports shrink in terms of flight frequency.

Even worse—this impacts their ability to connect passengers throughout the U.S. and the world.

But this summer, both United and American have decided to expand in the U.S.

United is adding 22 routes to its network to cities like Champaign, Illinois; Columbia, Missouri; Rochester, Minnesota, and Santa Rosa, California.

It will also add flights to 15 routes it already serves.

American Airlines, to compete with United, is boosting service out of its hub in Chicago.

American’s flights begin July 5 to places like Appleton, Wisconsin; Birmingham, Alabama; Boise, Idaho, and even Ontario, California—an airport that’s been hit hard by flight cuts.

This is very good news for the folks who live in these cities, and good news for you if you’re trying to get there.

Let’s just hope that enough people take advantage of this expansions so the flights continue, and the airfares stay reasonable.

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