updated 10/3/2007 2:08:58 PM ET 2007-10-03T18:08:58

US Airways will cut the number of daily flights in and out of Pittsburgh, which at one time was a major hub for the airline.

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US Airways Chief Executive Doug Parker said the company has lost more than $40 million in Pittsburgh in the past 12 months.

U.S. Airways will reduce its daily flights from 31 to 22 in January, and cut regional flights from 77 to 46 a day, the airline said.

The airline will also close its flight crew base, leaving about 500 pilots and flight attendants to bid for trips that start in other cities.

US Airways agents and ramp employees will take over customer service and ground-handling duties for 350 employees of US Airways Express carrier PSA Airlines. Those workers, and 100 others, will be offered transfers.

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