- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 29, 2015

MONROE, La. (AP) - The Monroe City Council has approved a resolution that will allow the city to apply for a matching grant to create a $1 million incentive package offer to provide a direct flight from Monroe to Denver.

If the grant application is approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation, The News-Star reports (https://tnsne.ws/1GH4LWH) the city, along with Denver, would then offer the incentive to American Airlines to establish the flight.

Public Works Director Tom Janway says the flight is extremely important to the city.

CenturyLink, one of northeast Louisiana’s largest employers has 7,000 employees in the Denver area and 2,000-plus in Monroe.

The application is for the 2015 Small Community Air Service Development Program Grant in the amount of $500,000. If accepted, Monroe would provide $100,000, while Denver would provide $400,000.


Information from: The News-Star, https://www.thenewsstar.com

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