Increased competition from low-cost carriers has resulted in a drop in the percentage of US airports served exclusively by regional airlines, according to a new report from Velocity Group. During the first quarter of 2007, regionals exclusively served 257 of the 434 airports that handle scheduled traffic in the lower 48 states, representing 59.2% of the airports receiving scheduled air service, a drop from 65.1% in the year-ago quarter. This represents the first decrease "in nearly two ...

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