Many of those flights have since been picked up by Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Air, and, in December, Allegiant began offering flights to Las Vegas on 757 jets that hold 233 passengers.
“We were a little down last year because of Direct Air, but we expected to make that up this year,” Brown said.
Funding for daily operations of the airport comes from rental agreements, fuel sales, concessions and the general fund. About $2 million from the general fund was budgeted for airport operations in 2013.
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