VIENNA, Ohio (WYTV) – The latest plan to bring a new airline to the Mahoning Valley has hit some turbulence.
The Western Reserve Port Authority has been working since October with Aerodynamics Inc. for flights from the Vienna airport to Chicago.
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation put the request on hold, saying the carrier “failed to demonstrate it continues to be fit to operate” under the direction and control of its current CEO, Scott Beale.
Both sides have 14 days to appeal the ruling.
Airport Director of Aviation Dan Dickten, told WYTV that he’s in contact with ADI officials and expects to know more early next week.
The plan was for ADI to offer 10 weekly, round-trip flights from Vienna to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.
Last year, a plan for United to offer flights from Vienna also fell through.