VIENNA, Ohio (WYTV) – Tuesday, the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport announced that they will begin daily flights directly to Chicago starting in June.
Airport Aviation Director Dan Dickten said that he believes the flights will help fill a gap for Valley flyers, who have often had to travel to Pittsburgh or Cleveland for a flight.
Aerodynamics, Inc., will do the flights, which will arrive at terminal 3 of the L Concourse at O’Hare Airport in Chicago.
With 10 round-trip flights a week, and fares starting at 99 dollars one-way, YNG is about to get a lot busier.
“We had looked at several different markets throughout the U.S. This one looked superior to any other market that we saw, mainly because, and I got to tell you, the support of the community here has been fantastic,” Aerodynamics CEO Darrell Richardson said.
Locals hope that the change will mean an economic boon to the Valley.
“As a local business owner, this really opens up the gateway to the rest of the country,” Cafaro Co-President Anthony Cafaro, Jr., said. “There’s challenges in having people come in through Cleveland, and Pittsburgh, and Akron/Canton.”
Tickets aren’t on sale just yet, but Aerodynamics Inc. who will be operating under a new name, says they expect sales to begin sometime the week of April 9.