United Airlines briefly suspends immediate flights from Erie to Chicago

United Airlines has quickly suspended non-prevent flights amongst Chicago and Erie.

The 2 times-a-day spherical visits will resume Feb. 20, in accordance to Derek Martin, Government Director of the Erie Global Airport.

Martin said air journey is down almost 70% nationwide from a 12 months ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Folks have nowhere to go,” he said in an job interview Sunday.

But United extra direct flights from Erie to Dulles Worldwide Airport in Washington, D.C. in mid-December. The Erie Airport Authority was ready to add that provider when they acquired a $292,000 Tiny Neighborhood Air Provider grant, which enables the federal federal government to support small airports in getting new air service, will defer United’s operational expenses for the 1st calendar year of service, Martin reported at the time.