Westchester County Airport hasn’t been exempt from the upheaval across the airline industry this year.
In June, United Airlines cut its three daily flights to Dulles International Airport, after the company that had supplied its planes filed for bankruptcy. AirTran Airways also eliminated flights at the airport this summer, when it axed trips to Orlando, West Palm Beach and Atlanta, which had served 307,000 passengers a year, officials said.
Both reductions will cost the county-owned airport more than $2 million in lost revenue if other airlines don’t fill the vacant slots.
But so far, none of them have expressed interest, Donna Greene, a county spokeswoman said in an email this week.
“We still remain optimistic that one of the existing airlines (Delta or JetBlue) will pick up the market vacated by AirTran,” and eventually the lost flights from United, she said.
Airport manager Peter Scherrer told The Journal News in August that fewer flights at the airport could cause ticket prices to increase.
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(Passengers check the departure schedule as they wait in a staging area at the Westchester County Airport. ( Matthew Brown / The Journal News)