Lincoln Airport to Provide Daily Flights to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

The Lincoln Airport announced Saturday that it will start offering daily flights to the the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta starting September 8. Lincoln Airport Executive Director John Wood said the service is much needed as the airport does not have major connections to the Southeast and people had to fly out of Omaha instead. Wood called the Atlanta airport the largest hub in the world. It offers flights to other states as well as places like Europe, the Caribbean and South America. The Lincoln Airport started talking to the Department of Transportation a year ago and received a grant for the operation last year. If the flights are financially unsuccessful, the grant will serve as a revenue guarentee. But Wood is hopeful that the service will be used and supported by flyers. The service was offered in 2009, but the schedule was inconvenient. This time, it's convenient. The flights will depart from Lincoln at 7 a.m. and arrive in Atlanta at 10:17 a.m., Eastern time. The return flight will leave Atlanta at 7:15 p.m. and land in Lincoln at 8:42 p.m. Wood said the service will be offered for at least a year and that the rates of the flights are competitive, differing from Omaha's prices by 50 to 100 dollars.