Dickten Resigns as Regional Airport Director

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Dan Dickten resigned today as director of aviation at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

The Western Reserve Port Authority, which operates the airport, announced Dickten’s resignation in an email shortly after noon today. Dickten had been director of aviation at the airport for eight years.

Marty Loney, chairman of the port authority’s board of directors, expressed the board’s appreciation for Dickten’s efforts over the years.

“After eight years, the board will use this time to reflect on where we have been and explore new opportunities,” he said in the announcement.

Until a replacement is found, port authority Executive Director John Moliterno will oversee the airport’s day-to-day operations.

“We wish Dan the best in his new endeavors. … We have a competent and dedicated staff at the Airport and throughout the Port Authority,” he said. “I am confident we can manage operations and continue to develop opportunities to expand aviation services in the interim.”

The airport has been without a carrier since January, when Allegiant Air ended its service there. In the time since Allegiant announced its intention to depart, the Western Reserve Port Authority has been courting new service providers, including Southern Airways, which held a public forum at the airport Dec. 5.

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