Group: Columbia Metro might be in danger of losing flights

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - High fuel prices could push Columbia Metropolitan Airport to cut some or all of its flights.

That's according to the Business Travel Coalition.

The group says the airport is one of 50 large markets around the nation that could be forced to cut services by early next year.

We called Columbia Metropolitan Wednesday and officials say the airport is no worse off than most airports in the country.

"It's hard times for airlines, but I do not foresee anybody losing air service or shutting down... We will continue to work very hard to meet the needs of our travelers," said Mike Flack, Executive Director of Columbia Metropolitan Airport

Flack also said the fact that Spirit Airlines started service from the airport recently shows that Columbia Metropolitan is actually doing a lot better than many airports in the country.

He also said that American Airlines will add a new flight next week.

Posted by Logan Smith