BRADENTON, Fla. — Delta Air Lines Inc.’s 25% service reduction at Memphis International Airport could be a harbinger of future cutbacks at the Tennessee hub and other airports as carriers respond to sharply increasing fuel prices, according to rating agency analysts.

The legacy carrier is facing a 35% increase in fuel prices this year that could translate into a price tag $3 billion higher than last year, Delta president Edward Bastian announced Tuesday. The airline said it will increase fares and make capacity cutbacks overseas.

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