LINCOLN, Neb. -- A new flight means new opportunities for business travelers flying from the Lincoln Airport. Daily direct flights to Atlanta on Delta Air Lines offer better connections to the Deep South, the East Coast and international destinations. The service begins Wednesday, Sept. 3, with the flight to Atlanta departing the Lincoln Airport at 7 a.m. (CT). The return flight leaves Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta at 7:15 p.m. (ET), arriving in Lincoln at 8:40 p.m. (CT).
“Business travelers will appreciate not only the connectivity of the additional market, but also the ability to fly to and from Atlanta in the same day,” said David Haring, executive director of the Lincoln Airport. “Leisure travelers will discover that access to Atlanta will provide one-stop availability to popular domestic and international vacation destinations.”
Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler and Lincoln Chamber of Commerce President Wendy Birdsall joined Lincoln Airport officials on Tuesday, Sept. 2, to discuss the importance of air service to the Lincoln economy.
“We understand that transportation in general, and airport service in particular, are extremely important to Lincoln businesses and to Lincoln families,” Mayor Beutler said. “The new daily flight to Atlanta will give business and leisure travelers access to more connections and more convenience. This is another positive sign that our airport and city are moving together in the right direction.”
“Convenient and competitive air service is important for companies that need to reach clients and customers around the world,” said Birdsall. “Daily service to Atlanta is a great addition for Lincoln businesses.”
Delta briefly operated a flight from Lincoln to Atlanta in 2009, but discontinued the flight due to rising fuel prices. To make the flight available again, the Lincoln Airport obtained a $750,000 federal grant to provide a revenue guarantee to Delta, but if the flight is profitable grant funds will be returned.
“Early bookings are encouraging, and we’re confident that Lincoln-area travelers will support this service,” said Haring. “The success of this flight will make a stronger case to Delta and other airlines for additional air service at the Lincoln Airport in the future.”
Haring also announced that Ginger Calkins of Lincoln is the winner of two round-trip tickets to Atlanta in a contest sponsored by the Lincoln Airport.
Travelers can take the LNK vs. OMA challenge to compare travel costs from both airports, plus find the latest updates on flight schedules and information on parking and airport services at LincolnAirport.com.