Grounded: United Airlines Drops More Flights out of Cleveland

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CLEVELAND– More United Airlines flights out of Cleveland are being dropped. This news comes just a couple months after United announced it was dropping Cleveland as a hub.

The initial list of canceled flights affected 39 cities; Monday’s announcement adds two more to the list.

In a statement United said, “As a result of regional-carrier pilot shortages, United will cease offering regional service from Cleveland to Albany and Baltimore, effective June 5, and will end service from Cleveland to Harrisburg and Pittsburgh on April 30 as opposed to June, as originally planned.”

Officials at Hopkins International Airport were not surprised by the latest news.

In a statement, airport officials said, “We expect there will be more charges in air service as United continues to evaluate its position at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and begin to draw down the hub. It is also possible there will be further closures in the future. We will continue to work with our existing airline partners as well as airline prospects to fill this void. Currently, Southwest Airlines flies to Baltimore/Washington International Airport three times daily.”

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