Public Affairs talk to cover future of Cleveland air travel

Miriam Ridge, Contributing Reporter

On Sept. 26, Todd F. Payne, the chief of Marketing and Air Service Development of the Cleveland Airport System, will visit Case Western Reserve University to lead a discussion on the future of air service in Cleveland.

The discussion will provide the opportunity for the CWRU community to learn more about the current and future status of air service at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

On Feb. 1, United Airlines announced that Cleveland would no longer be a hub city, meaning that the number of flights coming into and out of the airport would be greatly diminished. The discussion will cover the pros and cons of this decrease in passengers and flights, while analyzing the effects that similar actions have had in other cities.

The discussion will take place in Kelvin Smith Library rooms LL06B and C from 12:30-1:30 p.m. It is free for all to attend. The event is a part of the Friday Public Affairs Discussion program, which is designed to promote dialogue about public policy issues at the international, national and local levels.