Passengers wishing to fly from Lincoln to Atlanta will get their chance to do so beginning this September, as Delta Airlines flights will connect the two cities. Lincoln Airport Executive Director John Wood says the upcoming schedule is particularly good for both business and leisure travelers.
“Atlanta is the largest hub in the world. Not only is it great for domestic travel to the southeast, up the east coast, and to Florida, but the international options available out of Atlanta are huge” according to Wood.
With total passenger traffic up two percent through 2014 compared to 2013, Wood notes that the addition of the Atlanta route to Lincoln will help the airport continue to keep fares competitive with Omaha’s Eppley Airfield. Delta Airlines briefly operated a flight from Lincoln to Atlanta in 2009, but an inconvenient schedule deterred many customers from using the service.
To make the flight available again to Atlanta, the Lincoln Airport obtained a $750,000 federal grant to provide a revenue guarantee to Delta. The new service will include a daily departure from Lincoln at 7 a.m. Central time arriving in Atlanta at 10:17 a.m. Eastern time. The return flight will leave Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta at 7:15 p.m. Eastern time and arrive in Lincoln at 8:42 p.m. Central time. The flights will start operating on September 8th.