Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a hefty tax break for Delta Air Lines. The bill Deal signed into law on Wednesday will save the Georgia-based airline up to $30 million on jet fuel taxes over two years. Supporters say the state must work to keep Delta in the state because it brings in millions of dollars in economic development.
Delta Airlines officials say, they'll keep flights to coastal Brunswick, but need more customers to make them profitable. Local officials met with company representatives recently to talk about the city's three-daily, five-day-a-week flights. Local officials consider their airline connection with Atlanta a lifeline for business and tourism.