- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Columbus Airport officials say they plan to use a $750,000 federal grant in an effort to recruit a new airline to the city on the Georgia-Alabama line.

Airport Director Richard Howell said the plan is for the airport to use some of the money for a “revenue guarantee” that would make up for a passenger shortfall as an airline gets up and running in Columbus.

Howell said he’s trying to attract American Airlines back to the Columbus market.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (https://bit.ly/1psR68r) that American left Columbus in June 2013.

Howell said he met with American Airlines officials earlier this year and will do so again in November.

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Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, https://ledger-enquirer.com

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