United returning to Elmira-Corning

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JULY 25: A United Airlines 747 arrives at San Francisco International Airport on July 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. United Continental Holdings, the parent company of United Airlines, reported record revenues with second quarter earnings of $469 million. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

United airlines is coming back to the Elmira-Corning airport..

County and airport officials announced today that United will resume flights out of Elmira-Corning beginning in April..

Two flights at 6 a-m and 6 p-m will fly to Newark.

United’s last flight out of Elmira-Corning was in the spring of 20-16.

The airline had been at the airport for two years.. And even though passenger traffic has increased.. It was not enough to keep the service..

And at the time, new federal training requirements for new pilots had created a shortage of regional pilots.

United’s return is expected to be a boom to the region’s economy.

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