VIENNA, Ohio (WKBN) – Daily flights from the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport to the Chicago O’Hare International Airport have been delayed, according to an announcement Thursday from Aerodynamics, Inc. (ADI), the company providing the flights.
The route has been delayed until June 13, 2016. The daily flights were expected to begin by June, the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport said in a press conference in March.
The delay will provide additional time for the U.S. Department of Transportation to grant its final approval for ADI’s Schedule Domestic Service Authority. ADI successfully completed its required “Proving Runs” with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this past week, but the Department of Transportation must review it, according to a news release from ADI and the airport.
Currently, tickets are expected to go on sale via ADI’s website and call center on May 11. On May 15, tickets will be available on other reservation portals
“We need the 30-day advance ticket sales to make sure there are passengers booked on the aircraft when the service launches and into the future so we are not needlessly expending valuable funding and resources,” added Dan Dickten, director of aviation at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. “Waiting two more weeks for the service startup while we sell tickets is time well spent.”