- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - After a 44-year absence, the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport will resume regular commercial air service by offering daily flights to Atlanta.

Officials announced Tuesday that Contour Airlines of Smyrna, Tennessee, will offer two flights a day to Atlanta during the week, and one flight a day on the weekends, the Bowling Green Daily News reported (https://bit.ly/1OAbm51 ).

The airline will also offer a weekly flight to Destin, Florida, on a seasonal basis.

According to airport manager Rob Barnett, a lot of effort has been put in to get air service, which ended at the airport in 1972, returned and to lure another carrier.

“We encountered every obstacle imaginable,” Barnett said.

But with the help of about $1.8 million in incentives from the state, the federal Department of Transportation and local businesses, the airport was able to sign a one-year deal with Contour.

“The idea of air service has been up in the air a long time,” State Rep. Jody Richards said. “Today, air service in Bowling Green is taking off. This will further open up Bowling Green and Warren County to domestic business and foreign markets.”

The airline hopes to start offering the flights as early as August, Barnett said. Ticket prices and flight schedules have not yet been determined. The flights to Destin are slated to run from April through October.

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Information from: Daily News, https://www.bgdailynews.com


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