Atlanta airport launching $2M incentive program - CBS46 News

Atlanta airport launching $2M incentive program

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ATLANTA (AP) -

Atlanta airport officials say City Council has approved of establishing a $2 million incentive program to try boosting international air cargo and passenger services.

Interim Manager of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International airport Miguel Southwell said in a statement Tuesday that the five-year incentive program will put the airport in a better position to attract more passenger and cargo carriers.

Officials say the incentive program is aimed at linking Atlanta with international cities in countries with rapidly growing economies and air cargo traffic.

The airport will waive a year's worth of landing fees for airlines starting new international routes that aren't already served from Atlanta, and will match up to $25,000 in promotional funding for new passenger services.

 Airport officials say the incentive program will launch this summer.

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