On Wednesday the national average for a gallon of gas was $3.67 with most ArkLaTex states hovering closer to $3.50.
The Shreveport Regional Airport says many of their July 3rd flights are fully booked and passenger levels have been steadily increasing for the last 5 months.
Delta Airlines began using a Boeing 717 for one of the daily flights between Shreveport and Atlanta. The 110 seat aircraft has first class seating and is larger than the 50 seat regional aircraft used on other routes between the two cities.
'There is demand for those seats and also it instills what we think is the confidence in this market to be even busier than it has been in years past," says Bryant Francis, Director of Airports.
Delta plans to add a second Boeing 717 between the cities on October 1st.
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