Red Way Airlines takes off with first flight from Lincoln
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A new era of travel in Lincoln took off Thursday morning as the first Red Way Airlines flight bound for Orlando hit the skies.
The non-stop flight was filled with just under 150 passengers, which is the capacity of the flight. Many of the passengers were families headed to Orlando for a trip to Disneyworld or some nearby beaches.
“It’s exciting to just see how this is going to work, different from a normal airline so I’m just excited to see how the airline works,” Tim Vanert, a traveler said.
Red Way Airlines is a partnership between the Lincoln Airport, GlobalX Air Tours, and Global Crossing Airlines that was announced back in March with goals of gaining tourism to other places, but also encouraging people to travel to Lincoln.
“When travelers come to Lincoln, they land here and then they hit our restaurants our shops our hotels so this has a ripple effect for Lincoln ‘s economy,” Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird said.
Later Thursday, a flight will head out to Las Vegas, and next week the rest of the slated locations will have their first flight, including Orlando (MCO), Las Vegas (LAS), Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), Nashville (BNA), Austin (AUS), Atlanta (ATL), and Minneapolis (MSP) all from the Lincoln Airport.
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