The RNC’s impact on flights around Northeast Ohio

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YOUNGSTOWN - If you are planning to fly to the Republican National Convention in July - don't expect a direct flight.

There will be a brief lay over, either at Winner Aviation at the Youngstown - Warren Regional Airport or in Akron - for a security screening.

"This is for general aviation, so it would be chartered aircraft, or private aircraft, those that aren't already under a TSA program or those that aren't already under secret service protection would visit for a brief screening by TSA of the aircraft and the passengers and then would be permitted to take off and land at either Burke Lakefront or Cleveland," said Mike Hillman, of Winner Aviation.

And officials at the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport expect to be busy July 18 through the 21.

"We expect a significant increase in business here," said Dan Dickten, of the Youngstown -Warren Regional airport.

On a normal day about 10 charter flights land at Winner Aviation, during the convention the expect 25 to 75.

"We are ready, we are excited, bring it on," said Neil Gallagher, president of Winner Aviation.

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