London International Airport is bidding farewell to another big U.S. airline.
Effective June 30th, flights to Chicago will no longer be offered after United Airlines decided to drop its London-Chicago direct flights.
The American carrier has operated the service in the Forest City since 2009, but reduced it from twice-daily flights to one a day six months ago.
United announced plans to cut the service this week, and while company officials offered no specific explanation for the decision, it’s believed higher airport fees and a low Canadian dollar were factors.
In the past 18 months, United Airlines has cut service to 17 Canadian markets.
The move comes just over a year after United cut service from London to Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey.
That service, which that brought passengers close to New York City, only lasted six months before it was cut.
Despite the loss, officials with the London International Airport are optimistic about the future. Several Canadian airlines have seen their service expanded at the airport within the last year, including Air Canada and Westjet.