Delta Ends Service to Columbia Regional Airport
COLUMBIA - Delta Air Lines will stop providing service to Columbia Regional Airport in February.
Columbia city council officials said Delta rejected a $3 million revenue guarantee over two years to continue providing routes to Atlanta and Memphis. The city's offer included a landing fee waiver for two daily flights to Atlanta starting in 2014.
Mayor Bob McDavid says Delta told Columbia officials it lost $900,000 last year providing service to the city. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Delta officials were upset the city offered a $3 million revenue guarantee to American Airlines.
Delta spokesman Anthony Black said the city should have communicated better with Delta before making the deal with American. American's service to Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth is scheduled to begin Feb. 14.