VIENNA, Ohio (WYTV) – Aerodynamics, Inc. (ADI) announced Friday that its launch date of service from the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport to Chicago O’Hare has been delayed again.
Flights were initially delayed until June 13 to give time for the U.S. Department of Transportation to grant its final approval. After the Department of Transportation (DOT) noted several issues with ADI’s application for daily flights at the airport, flights were delayed until Friday, July 1.
ADI said the delay will provide additional time for the DOT to grant its final approval for ADI’s Schedule Domestic Service Authority. ADI successfully completed its required “Proving Runs” with the Federal Aviation Administration, but the DOT has requested additional financial information before it will make its final decision.
“It will be critical that we have sufficient time in advance of our first flight date to fill these seats, once the service goes on sale. While we regret having to further delay our inauguration of service, it is unavoidable at this point,” said ADI’s Chief Operating Officer Mickey Bowman.
The Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport’s Director of Aviation Dan Dickten said the delay gives the airport additional time to pre-book flights.