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Horizon Air plans to cancel afternoon Seattle flight this summer

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YAKIMA, Wash. – Horizon Air announced it will reduce the number of flights to Seattle this summer to match less demand during those months.

The 2:35 p.m. flight to Sea-Tac Airport will be dropped from the schedule beginning June 6, according to the airline. This brings the number of daily flights down to three.

Horizon Air says the decision is based on historical data showing a decrease in travelers from Yakima but that if demand were to increase, they would reevaluate the number daily flights offered.

The loss of the afternoon flight will cost the Yakima Airport $26,000 in annual revenue, the airport manager said.

Yakima is still looking to add another airline with flights to Las Vegas and Phoenix. The airport's board is scheduled to have a retreat on April 24 where they will discuss this proposal.

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