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United Airlines Cutting Over Half of Their Cleveland Flights

United Airlines Cutting Over Half of Their Cleveland Flights

by Michael BeenerFebruary 11, 2014

In an effort to reduce overall costs to the airline, United recently announced they will be cutting Cleveland as one of their hubs.  This move will cut about 60% of United’s flights to and from Cleveland as well as cut about 470 jobs.  United is presently working to save approximately $2 billion as United’s expenses are rising faster than the revenue that the airline is bringing in.

“Our hub in Cleveland hasn’t been profitable for over a decade, and has generated tens of millions of dollars of annual losses in recent years,” said, Jeff Smisek, United Airlines CEO. “The demand for hub-level connecting flying through Cleveland simply isn’t there.”

Presently, United has outlined the flight reductions as follows:

Service to be cancelled from March 31, 2014:
Cleveland – Oklahoma City

Service to be cancelled from April 1, 2014:
Cleveland – Burlington, VT
Cleveland – Hartford
Cleveland – Madison
Cleveland – Manchester, NH
Cleveland – Montreal
Cleveland – Philadelphia
Cleveland – Providence
Cleveland – Raleigh

Service to be cancelled from May 6, 2014:
Cleveland – Charlotte
Cleveland – Louisville
Cleveland – Minneapolis
Cleveland – Nashville

Service to be cancelled from May 22, 2014:
Cleveland – Phoenix

Service to be cancelled from June 2, 2014:
Cleveland – New Orleans

Service to be cancelled from June 5, 2014:
Cleveland – Austin
Cleveland – Buffalo
Cleveland – Columbus OH
Cleveland – Dayton
Cleveland – Erie
Cleveland – Flint
Cleveland – Grand Rapids
Cleveland – Greenville
Cleveland – Harrisburg
Cleveland – Indianapolis
Cleveland – Kansas City
Cleveland – Pittsburgh
Cleveland – Richmond
Cleveland – Rochester NY
Cleveland – Syracuse
Cleveland – Toronto

Planned seasonal service on following route also cancelled:
Cleveland – Portland ME
Cleveland – Portland OR
Cleveland – Seattle

All service reductions are subject to change without notice.

About The Author
Michael Beener
Michael Beener
Michael is the Editor-in-Chief of Go Jetting and Explorer Magazine. An avid traveler, Michael is out of the office more than in the office. Along with travel, he enjoys cycling, photography and the general outdoors.