WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) – The merger of Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines is being cited in job cuts coming this fall at a business serving Bradley International Airport flights.

Worldwide Flight Services, which provides ground services for Northwest at Bradley, has informed state labor officials that it will shut down operations there Oct. 2.

That means the loss of 74 jobs.

Northwest says it will start using Delta Global Services, a subsidiary of the Atlanta-based Delta airline.

Local business and airport officials say they hope Delta Global will hire some of the 74 people losing their jobs at Worldwide.

The companies provide services such as cargo handling, maintenance and other support to the airlines.

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