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Elite getting incentives for Metro Airport flights

3 years 5 months 2 days ago May 21, 2013 May 21, 2013 Tuesday, May 21 2013 May 21, 2013 7:04 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Metro Airport will give a standard incentive package to Elite Airways when the company begins flying out of the market in July.

Jim Caldwell, an airport spokesman, says Elite Airways will get a two-year waiver on landing fees and rent. Metro Airport will also help support advertising for the startup airline and could put up as much as $100,000 a year for two years.

Even though Metro Airport won't collect landing fees or rent, Caldwell says the airport will see a financial benefit from Elite's entry into the market.

Elite Airways, based in Portland, Maine, will make a formal announcement in mid-June on destinations out of Baton Rouge. The company has operated since 2006 as a charter service.

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