United to stop non-stop Birmingham-New York flight

Birmingham Airport has said it is "disappointed" with United Airline's decision to scrap its New York route after 20 years.

The American carrier will no longer operate flights from Birmingham to the city from 5 October.

The airport has said it expects to make an announcement shortly on another airline taking up the non-stop route.

The airline said it had taken the decision because of the route's "poor financial performance".

A spokesman from Birmingham Airport said: "Birmingham Airport is disappointed by United Airlines' decision to withdraw its daily Birmingham-New York service from the 5 October 2017 after 20 years service.

A United Airlines spokesman said: "We have regretfully taken this decision because of the route's poor financial performance.

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