Georgia city seeks grant to start flights to North Carolina

VALDOSTA, GA (AP) — Officials in a south Georgia city have applied for a federal grant that could be used to start flights to North Carolina.

Valdosta Regional Airport Manager Jim Galloway says the money from the Federal Aviation Administration could enable two round trips a day to the American Airlines hub in Charlotte.

A decision on the application by the Valdosta City Council is not expected until the fall. The city wants $1.25 million and would be required to provide a 10% match. Any flights to North Carolina would not begin until 2022.

The airport currently has three round trips a day connecting to Delta Air Lines in Atlanta.

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