Airline Merger Will End D.C. Flights From Jacksonville

A merger between American and US Airways will mean fewer flights out of several Eastern Carolina airports.

US Airways has agreed to end daily nonstop flights between Albert Ellis Airport in Jacksonville and Washington, DC.

Right now there is one early morning flight out of Jacksonville to Reagan National Airport, and one return flight in the evening.

The merged airline agreed to give up space at Reagan and LaGuardia in New York in exchange for the U.S. Justice Department dropping an antitrust lawsuit that threatened to derail the merger.

A total of 17 airports are impacted by the cancellations. Flights from Fayetteville and Wilmington are also on the list.

The company said dates for the changes would be announced in coming weeks.