INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Fort Wayne seeks East Coast flight

2014-03-12T12:08:00Z 2014-03-12T18:01:12Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Fort Wayne seeks East Coast flightGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
March 12, 2014 12:08 pm  • 

Efforts to attract an East Coast flight to Fort Wayne International Airport have received a boost. The Fort Wayne Common Council has approved funding as part of a $2.5 million incentive and revenue guarantee package for airlines. Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority Air Services and Community Relations Director Jessica Miller says the effort is focusing on routes to Philadelphia and Newark. She says the authority has been in talks with American Airlines Inc. and US Airways Group Inc.

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