This past month, Lincoln Airport Authority ( , LNK) has created several new initiatives to better position themselves to bring new air service carriers to Lincoln. The newly formed LNK Air Service Advisory Council was created in hopes of connecting with not only the air service providers, but also with community members.

The council will be spearheaded by LNK’s very own Rachel Barth, who has recently entered into a new role within the airport authority. Barth, formerly the airport’s Director of Communications and Customer Engagement, has become the newly minted Director of Air Service Development and Strategic Marketing.

Additionally, the Air Service Advisory Council will feature LNK Executive Director David Haring along with fellow LNK Authority Board Members Nicki Behmer and Vanessa Emlich. Hand-selected community members will also have positions on the council and help guide LNK through the process of recruiting and retaining air service.

Barth hopes to feature a wide range of individuals on the council saying, “We talked about making sure we had really good representation from all different demographics and walks of life in Lincoln…It might be somebody that rarely flies out of Lincoln or it might be somebody that flies 36 times — they fly all the time — because we have some of those people here, too.”

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