(Erlanger, Ky.) – While many people look forward to the weekend, many employees at Comair will head to work Friday knowing they won’t be back again as the airline’s 35-year run comes to an end.
Saturday is the final day for the Erlanger-based airline. Parent-company Delta Air Lines announced in July that it would shut down Comair, which provided regional jet services under the Delta Connection name.
Comair employs about 1,600 people nationwide, with more than 800 of those at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport.
The final Comair flights will take place Saturday. The last arrival at CVG is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. from Houston. The last departure will be bound for Minneapolis.
Founded in 1977, Comair was bought by Delta Air Lines for nearly $2 billion in 1999. The carrier went into bankruptcy along with Delta in 2005 and never fully recovered.