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First flight of new Detroit service arrives at La Crosse Airport

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The first daily flight from Detroit to La Crosse under a new Delta Airlines program arrives at the La Crosse Airport Saturday

The La Crosse Regional Airport has welcomed the first planeload of passengers from Detroit, under a new daily service provided by Delta Air Lines.

The scheduled 1:19 p.m. flight arrived a few minutes early on Saturday.

Passengers arriving on the first flight, along with their families, were welcomed with cake and snacks, and were greeted by La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat.

They also had a chance to enter a drawing for a free set of luggage.

The new flight service to Detroit was announced by the airport in October, restoring flights which had been discontinued years ago because of airline cutbacks.

A non-stop Delta flight from Detroit is scheduled to arrive in La Crosse around the noon hour every day, with a return flight to Detroit departing a short time later.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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