A Delta Air Lines Boeing 767
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Delta Air Lines will stop providing service to Columbia Regional Airport in February.
Columbia city 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 said Delta told Columbia officials it lost $900,000 last year providing service to the city. Delta officials were reportedly 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.