Delta Air Lines asked the US Bankruptcy Court last week for permission to shut down 16 of its 24 gates at Orlando International Airport, breaking a lease due to expire at the end of 2008. The carrier's sway over Orlando began to erode earlier this year as Southwest Airlines took the lead in market share there, but a Delta spokesperson said the company has no intention of reducing its commitment to the market, according to media reports. It will maintain its average of 115 flights per day ...

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