Sen. Brown balks at Delta’s plans to end certain direct air service

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Sen. Brown balks at Delta’s plans to end certain direct air service

Dayton Daily News — Pressure rose Wednesday on Delta Airlines to honor an earlier plan to provide direct air service from Dayton International Airport to New York LaGuardia Airport with a protest from the local Chamber of Commerce and objections from Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.

As things stand now, direct service to LaGuardia from Dayton ends July 12 when the last flight by U.S. Airways departs.

The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce protested the LaGuardia move with a message asking members to contact Delta.

“Dayton’s business community, defense contractors and numerous others need to have efficient air service to business centers around the world and maintaining non-stop service to (LaGuardia) is a critical to this objective,” wrote Chris Kershner of the chamber.

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