MIAMI — United Airlines will effectively close down Concourse D at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on June 5th as it consolidates post-hub operations. The move will take on the last day the carrier will operate with the city as a hub, reducing the carrier to operating only out of Concourse C.
Concourse D has traditionally been home to the carrier’s regional operations, which took the brunt of the hit when the carrier announced it would dehub the city back in February.
The airline says that it will still honor the lease agreement it has with the airport, set through 2027.
United Airlines has also formally notified employees about future needs based on the plan to reduce service at the airport. As a result, 430 United airport operations employees will be laid off. However, “the airline said they are hoping the employees will find opportunities at other airports, get early retirement or find something through job fairs” according to Fox News 8 Cleveland.
In a statement, Airport Director Ricky Smith said they are still working to determine the impact of the route cuts, and they will put together a team to create a plan for airport facilities to ensure “optimal utilizations and customer service.”