Two more cities are being removed from United Airlines’ network. The airline is removing Erie, Pennsylvania and Springfield, Illinois, bringing the total number of places it has recently dropped to 38.
The change was initially noted in Cirium timetables, and it was later confirmed by a carrier representative, according to The Points Guy. United Express subsidiary Sky West Airlines provided service to the two most recent cities to be removed from the United Airlines network. Service to Erie will stop on June 1 and operations in Springfield will finish on May 31.
The airline made the painful decision to discontinue service between Chicago O’Hare and Erie, Pennsylvania, and Springfield, Illinois, according to a statement provided to The Points Guy.
Other carriers will nevertheless offer flight service to the markets’ customers. For instance, American Airlines has flights between Erie and Charlotte, North Carolina. Moreover, American Airlines intends to start operating between Springfield and Chicago. Springfield is also served by Allegiant.
Abilene, Texas; Clarksburg, West Virginia; Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Hilo, Hawaii; and Kearney, Nebraska are just a few of the other cities United Airlines has canceled.
The pandemic and its consequences, which have left several airlines dealing with staffing shortages, are being blamed for the layoffs. According to the aviation consultancy company Ailevon Pacific, as a result of the epidemic, airlines have cut 69 U.S. locations from their networks.
Source: Travel Pulse