City to offer airport incentives
If you've flown out of Shreveport lately, you know that the options of where you can go are somewhat limited. But city officials are hoping that the recent addition of Denver to the Shreveport connection list can help in adding more locations to the list of cities served.
City Council Chairman Sam Jenkins says the city is considering $175,000 in cash incentives to help offset some of the initial costs of investing in the Denver service. That's in addition to the airport waiving the landing fees for that daily flight for one year.
The city is hoping that in the future, United will add more direct hubs with places like Washington, DC or Chicago. But that depends on the success of the Denver service.
So far on Denver-bound flights, an average of 60%-70% of the seats are full. That's compared to an average of 83% capacity on all the flights leaving Shreveport.