Delta adds one-time flight to Columbia just for the Georgia game

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We know how Missouri is gearing up for its opener against Georgia. They have been ready for six months.

Well, Delta Airlines is ready, too, and they have added a one-time direct flight from Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport to Columbia Regional Airport Saturday. It’s just in time for Missouri’s first SEC showdown against Georgia.

How’s that for some SEC awesomeness?

The roundtrip airfare ranges from $442-663, and the flight was obviously added to meet the high demand of Georgia fans traveling with their team.

Delta spokesperson Trebor Banstetter talked about the additional flight.

“This is all about the football game,” Says Banstetter. “We occasionally, when we see an event like this, where we figure there’s going to be a lot of additional customer demand, and when we have airplanes available we will go ahead and schedule extra flights to accommodate those customers who want to get there.”

City of Columbia spokesperson Steven Sapp is pumped about the added flight because it means more money and more fans will get to attend the game and tour his city.

“We’re certainly thrilled that Delta decided that they would add some extra flights to ensure that everybody that wanted to get in for the game could, and that everybody that wanted to get back home could do that as well,” Sapp says.

I think the folks from Mizzou are ready for this kickoff, as the trash talking started earlier this week.

Let’s just hope Delta lives up to its mantra – on time, every time – or there will be some very unhappy folks.

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