(Cleveland) — United Airlines is cutting more nonstop flights from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport after deciding to drop its money-losing hub.

The Plain Dealer reports United is cutting direct flights from Hopkins to Baltimore and Albany, N.Y., in addition to several dozen nonstop flight destinations being eliminated starting this month. United travelers heading to Baltimore and Albany later this year will connect through other airports, making for longer trips and higher prices.

The newspaper says a United spokesman blamed the new cuts on regional carrier pilot shortages.

United announced two months ago that it would slash daily flights out of Cleveland and close its hub. That's expected to cost about 470 jobs.

The loss was feared at the city-owned airport since United merged with Continental several years ago.

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