Cleveland assessing loss of United hub

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland is assessing the upcoming loss of 60 percent of its United Airlines flight departures beginning in April when the carrier drops its money-losing hub.


The move will cost 470 jobs.


The state of Ohio says it will try to reverse the decision.


The loss had been feared at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport since United merged in 2010 with Continental, which had a hub in Cleveland.


The city-owned airport said Sunday it would not comment on the cutbacks announced in a letter from the airline’s CEO to United employees.


Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s spokeswoman said Sunday the city is assessing the situation and will address the issue Monday.


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