Cohen disappointed with Delta Air Lines

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is expressing frustration with Delta Air Lines after the company decided not to restore its Memphis-to-Amsterdam flight next summer.

Cohen, a Memphis Democrat, says he has requested a meeting with Delta to discuss its decision to eliminate the Amsterdam flight.

A Delta spokesman tells The Commercial Appeal that the airline scrapped the plan for seasonal service because it wasn't going to be profitable with continuing high fuel prices and weak passenger demand.

Memphis Airport Authority CEO Larry Cox says Delta officials also blamed the European economic slump.

Cohen says he was disappointed to learn last February that Delta planned to scale back the flight "but took Delta at their word that they would bring back the flight in the summer of 2013."


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