Lincoln Airport (LincolnAirport.com) officials say nonstop service to Atlanta on Delta Air Lines has been successful. Executive Director David Haring says approximately 40,000 passengers have used the service since it began on September 3, 2014. Passenger traffic on commercial airlines at the Lincoln Airport is up about 16 percent in 2015, and most of that increase is due to the flight from Lincoln to Atlanta.
Haring says Lincoln-area travelers appreciate the convenience provided by direct service to a major Southeastern hub. “The improved connections to the Deep South, the East Coast and international destinations are important to business and leisure travelers,” said Haring. “And the departure and return times make it possible to fly to and from Atlanta in the same day for meetings.”
The Lincoln to Atlanta flight was made possible by a $750,000 federal grant to provide a revenue guarantee to Delta for one year. Haring says the service has been profitable in each of the last three months, and he estimates the airline will receive about $470,000 from the grant.
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