CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Moving operations from one city to another is an age old practice in business around the world and the experts says Chiquita's decision to move to Charlotte, NC should have been expected.
FOX19's financial analyst Nathan Bachrach says he puts part of the blame on Cincinnati's airport.
"Chiquita is probably indicative of two problems in this area, one is the economy is not doing well and two we've got a lousy airport," said Bachrach.
The airport had once boasted more than 700 flights a day which FOX19's aviation expert Jay Ratliff says helped attract a number of businesses to Cincinnati.
"Many of them were citing the fact that they had dozens of people on their sales force and the ability to put those individuals on non-stop flights and get them to their destinations within a couple of hours made sense," said Ratliff.
Now with far fewer flights out of CVG, Ratliff says its making it tougher for international businesses to stay in town.