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Tue., 8:50am: United vacating Hopkins concourse; still considering Youngstown

April 8, 2014
Tribune Chronicle

CLEVELAND - Officials at the Cleveland airport are trying to determine the potential impact of United Airlines' decision to vacate one of its concourses.

The Plain Dealer newspaper reports that United notified the city and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on Monday that it will consolidate all of its flights onto Concourse C, leaving the 16 gates in Concourse D vacant. That will happen starting June 5.

United previously announced it is cutting more nonstop flights from the Cleveland's airport after deciding to drop its money-losing hub there. Meanwhile, United is still considering adding daily service from the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport to Chicago's O'Hare.

Port Control Director Ricky Smith said the airport will work with United Airlines and concession manager Airmall Cleveland Inc. to assess the impact of United's decision.

Smith said Cleveland's workforce development office is working with United to help people affected by job cuts.



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