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Lawsuit filed against carrier that canceled Youngstown-Chicago flights

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WARREN, Ohio -

Do you remember the airline that provided daily round-trip service between Youngstown and Chicago for a couple of months last summer before being grounded?

The Western Reserve Port Authority remembers Great Lakes Jet Express, and is in fact suing their parent company for breach of contract.

The port authority filed a lawsuit in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court also alleging negligent misrepresentation and fraud on the part of Aerodynamics Inc.

Acting as the sponsor for the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, the port authority says in the suit that as soon as flights began on July 1 of last year, passengers experienced problems transferring luggage to connecting flights in Chicago.

When luggage issues had not been resolved by mid-August, the port authority said it would no longer provide financial support for the flights.

ADI ended the Youngstown-Chicago schedule on August 30.

Saying ADI knew it had no luggage transfer agreement in place with other airlines, the port authority is asking the court to order reimbursement of the $361,714 it had already paid ADI before it stopped funding the flight service.

The failure of the daily flight service was a disappointment for the port authority, local businesses and others involved in the partnership, because it had been the first regularly scheduled, daily flight service out of the airport in fourteen years.

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