Evansville Regional Airport is losing one of its passenger carriers. In a Facebook post, the airport said United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) will discontinue service starting in January. That leaves Allegiant (Nasdaq: ALGT), American (Nasdaq: AAL) and Delta Airlines (NYSE: DAL) as the only characters serving southwest Indiana.
These flights fall under the United Express banner, which are operated by regional airlines that fly smaller jets under contract with United.
According to the airport post, “Effective, Jan. 4, 2022, United, currently serving twice-daily flights from EVV to Chicago, will exit the Evansville market due to limited resources and staffing impacts across the airline system.”
Evansville is one of 11 U.S. cities that will lose United service, and the only one in Indiana.
The Evansville airport says as the airline industry continues to grow leaner, passengers in its service area, including southern Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky, need to utilize its services.
“We urge the region to continue supporting their local airport. It is more critical than ever to “FlyEVV First” in an effort to support and grow air service,” said the Facebook post.