Passenger Flights Returning to City Airport?
It's been over a decade since commercial flights went in and out of Coleman Young International Airport, aka Detroit City Airport.
That could be changing.
The Detroit Free Press reports that the Bing administration announced that the city is negotiating with a charter carrier to provide service to the facility, which has the feel of a small town airport.
Jason Watt, general manager of the airport, told the council that the city has a letter of intent from a carrier, but he would not publicly identify the company, the Freep reported. The airport accomodates private pilots, cargo companies and charter operations still use the facility.
Commercial flights stopped going into the airport in 2000.
ProAir, a cheap-fare airline with limited routes that included Baltimore to Detroit, flew at Detroit City Airport from 1997 to 2000. The airline went out of business.
Other airline that flew at Detroit City Airport included Southwest, from 1988 to 1993 and USAir Express from 1993 to 1994. -- A.L.