Northwest Airlines will cut flights after the summer season the Pioneer Press reported Thursday.
The move to cut flights along with employees comes in response to the high rising cost of fuel.
The result is about 15-20 planes being parked and the use of attrition to lower the employee numbers.
This move also means that the airline will not be seeking to hire additional pilots and flight attendants.
Reuters reports that Northwest Airlines "will improve its bottom line by $100 million on an annual basis."
The airline hopes that higher fare costs and fuel surcharges combined with the cut backs will keep it viable.
Other major airlines are facing similar decisions because of skyrocketing fuel costs.