Over the weekend the head honcho at United—Jeff Smisek—sent a note out to employees notifying them of the bad news. It sounds like the hub has hardly been bringing in the cash, and things will start winding down as soon as April. Daily departures from Cleveland will drop by roughly 60 percent. Most of the flights heading elsewhere are the regional jet options heading to and through the airport, as all but one of their mainline flights will remain.
The dismantling of the flight schedule should be finalized around June of this year, and when it’s all said and done United will still offer a decent number of flights from Cleveland with around 20 destinations scoring nonstop options.
We guess this is just part of the business, but we wish the best to those who have enjoyed a connection through the airport.
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