No commercial flights for GaryChicago Airport

August 17, 2019

first_imgChicago’s Gary-Chicago International Airport will be without any commercial services from August this year, after Allegiant Airlines said it would pull its Gary services this year.The airport’s only commercial airline, Allegiant said it would cease its twice weekly Gary and Sanford service on 10 August, leaving the airport with no passenger flights, Chicago Tribune reported.Although disappointed to call it quits, an Allegiant spokesperson said the airline was failing to see strong demand in the market.Based less than an hour’s drive from Chicago, six airlines have now attempted to use the gateway to create a niche service, however, have found it difficult enticing travellers to fly out from the airport.Transportation expert Joseph Schwieterman told the newspaper the public just will not “warm up” to Gary-Chicago and suspects the issue to be a lack of facilities.Hoping renovations could help boost the airport’s appeal, the gateway is expected to undergo a US$167 million runway extension project in December to handle any Boeing or Airbus aircraft.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: NJ Allegiant Airlines axes Gary services. Image: Gary-Chicago Airportlast_img

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