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Southwest to halt direct flights from RDU to Philly

Posted August 29, 2012 5:07 p.m. EDT

Southwest Airlines Co. said Wednesday it will stop its two direct daily flights from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Philadelphia, starting in March.

The company also said it will add direct flights in March from RDU to Orlando, Fla., and Phoenix. The flight to Orlando will be aboard AirTran, which Southwest acquired in a merger last year.

"We constantly update our schedule and adjust routes based on seasonality, customer demand and market performance," Southwest spokeswoman Ashley Dillon said in an email to WRAL News.

US Airways and US Airways Express also operate direct flights from RDU to Philadelphia, where US Airways has its hub.