Lincoln Airport Lands Grant for Atlanta Service


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- The Lincoln Airport Authorities has been awarded a $750,000 grant that could help the airport land service to Atlanta.

The authority says the money would be used to guarantee revenue for possible Delta flights. The money would provide some financial protection for Delta if first-year revenue from the Lincoln-Atlanta flights falls short of expectations.

Airport Authority Executive Director John Wood says the grant will help Lincoln as it continues negotiating with Delta on flight details. Wood says that if the talks are successful, Delta probably would begin the flights in June next year as the airline launches its summer schedule.

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