COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Delta Airlines is preparing to offer nonstop daily service between mid-Missouri and Atlanta.
Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid announced Friday that Delta will add a daily round trip June 7 between Columbia Regional Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
KRCG-TV reports (http://bit.ly/AnS6xL) the 50-passenger nonstop flights will leave Columbia about 10 a.m. and return about 4 p.m.
Columbia city leaders plan to spend $40 million on airport improvements over the next seven years. McDavid says the city is also hoping to add flights from Columbia Regional to other major cities, including Chicago and Dallas.
Information from: KRCG-TV, http://www.krcg.com