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United Airlines temporarily suspends direct flights from Erie to Chicago

United Airlines Flight 3274 taxis toward a sky bridge at the Erie International Airport in the airline's inaugural flight from Chicago to Erie on June 5, 2014. The airline has suspended non-stop flights from Chicago to Erie until Feb. 20.

United Airlines has quickly suspended non-cease flights in between Chicago and Erie.

The two times-a-day spherical outings will resume Feb. 20, in accordance to Derek Martin, Govt Director of the Erie Global Airport.

Martin stated air vacation is down just about 70% nationwide from a yr back since of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Men and women have nowhere to go,” he said in an job interview Sunday.

But United included immediate flights from Erie to Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. in mid-December. The Erie Airport Authority was equipped to insert that service when they been given a $292,000 Modest Neighborhood Air Services grant, which allows the federal governing administration to assist smaller airports in obtaining new air provider, will defer United’s operational expenses for the very first year of services, Martin claimed at the time.