IMAGE: Delta plane at Bishop International Airport

Bishop International Airport is losing its Delta Air Lines flight to Minneapolis.

The airline will make its last flight on that route on Nov. 26, according to Pat Corfman, spokesperson for Bishop.

Delta will continue to fly to Atlanta from Flint, Corfman said.

The airport also said Allegiant Airlines will begin flights to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday.

Bertha Vaughn is disappointed with the announcement because her son lives in Minneapolis and she lives in Midland.

"We visit each other a couple times a year at least," Vaughn said.

Her son, Chris Vaughn, said it's unfortunate because he flies into Bishop most of the time.

"MBS has less flights coming in from Minneapolis. I had to fly in on short notice a couple weeks ago and it was convenient to come through here," he said.

It's a sentiment shared by Maxine King, who travels through Minneapolis all the time when she heads out west.

"I'm not happy. I would love for them to continue flights to Minneapolis because that's a hub. A lot of flights are gonna go through there," King said.

It's a blow for the airport to lose that hub, but airport officials remain confident.

"We are still going to have great western connectivity with American through Chicago. And we will also still have Atlanta service with Delta," said Autumn Perry-McLaren, with Bishop.

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