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United Airlines not ready to schedule regular service to Youngstown

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VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio - United Airlines has informed officials at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport that it will not be scheduling regular flight service here for now.

YNGAir Partners, the non-profit foundation of the Western Reserve Port Authority had been in discussions with United to institute regular, daily flights to Chicago, where connecting flights to multiple cities are readily available.

In a letter to Airport Director Dan Dickten, United said it does not have a solid business case to institute daily flights to Youngstown.

Dickten told 21 News that another reason United declined the venture may have been a recently reported $490-million loss in the first quarter of this year. He notes that the business climate could always change and efforts to bring regular air service here will continue.

The port authority had been soliciting government and business entities to contribute a total of $450,000 to demonstrate local support for daily commercial air service.

The Cafaro Foundation had offered a $100,000 grant toward the fund.
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