Southwest Airlines will stop operating at Dayton International Airport come early June and will be going to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport.
The announcement was made Wednesday afternoon that Southwest will be operating out Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport.
The company said in a statement, “Decisions to leave a city are never easy as we constantly strive to utilize our People and Planes to serve markets aligning with long-term business plans. Our main focus now is on impacted Employees who we’re assisting to find other positions within Southwest.”
It will officially cease operation on June 3rd, the end of their current flight schedule.
The City of Dayton released a statement regarding the decision Wednesday.
It said, “City of Dayton leadership was informed by Southwest Airlines that despite its success in the Dayton market with passenger load factors in the high seventy and low eighty percent range, the airline has decided to leave the market in June 2017.