Aug 14, 2012 at 8:23 am
ST. CLOUD, MN (AP) - The St. Cloud Regional Airport is in final negotiations to lure commercial air service back to the city.
The Star Tribune is reporting today the airport is in final negotiations with an unnamed carrier to provide twice-daily flights to and from O'Hare Airport in Chicago using 50-seat jets, and is in final negotiations with another airline about flights to Phoenix three days a week.
Local businessman Al Kremers says he's "very optimistic" that an announcement will be made this year. Airport director Bill Towle says there have been back and forth talks with a couple of airlines, and now they're working on incentives to get deals finalized.
Mayor Dave Kleis confirmed SkyWest Airlinles is one of the carriers the city is talking to. St. Cloud has been without commercial air service after Delta dropped flights to the Twin Cities.
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