Lea County, Hobbs continue subsidies for Houston flight
LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A southeastern New Mexico county and city are guaranteeing United Airlines a subsidy of $2.3 million for the airline to maintain commercial flight service to Houston.
The Hobbs News-Sun reports Lea County approved last week a memo of understanding to provide regular jet service between the Lea County Regional Airport and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
United Airlines flies twice-daily nonstop flights between Hobbs and Houston.
The agreement requires subsidy payments from the city and county to maintain the commercial airline service, with the city and county each agreeing to provide a subsidy of up to $1.15 million.
The amount of subsidy is based on the percentage of seats filled.
Information from: Hobbs News-Sun, http://www.hobbsnews.com