CLEVELAND — Changes are coming for passengers of United Airlines at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
On Thursday evening, 3News confirmed that the airline will discontinue its nonstop flights from Hopkins to New York's LaGuardia Airport and Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C. this spring.
"Today, we announced that this weekend, we will make changes to our Cleveland schedule and routes that serve the New York City and Washington D.C. metro areas by adding larger aircraft to New York/Newark and Washington Dulles respectively, and suspending service into New York LaGuardia and Washington Reagan National Airports, effective March 29," United spokesman Jonathan Guerin told 3News.
Guerin adds that there will be no decrease in the overall number of seats United offers between Cleveland and Washington/New York. "In fact, we expect to increase the total number of premium seats in 2020 as a result of these changes," he wrote. United plans to use their mainline aircraft instead of regional aircraft for flights from Cleveland to Chicago O'Hare, Newark and Washington Dulles International, resulting in slight overall seat growth but additional premium seats year-over-year.
United also intends to add to their current schedule of nonstop flights from CLE to Florida this spring, with new weekend non-stop flights to TPA (Tampa), FLL (Ft. Lauderdale) and RSW (Ft. Myers).
Until 2014, United had a hub at Cleveland Hopkins Airport with nearly 200 daily departures.