05/04/2012 01:35 pm ET Updated Jul 04, 2012

City In Talks With Carrier That Wants To Restore Passenger Service To Detroit

Mayor Dave Bing's administration said Thursday that the city is negotiating with a charter carrier that wants to return passenger service to Detroit.

Jason Watt, general manager of the Coleman A. Young International Airport, told the City Council on Thursday that the city has a letter of intent from a carrier interested in re-establishing scheduled passenger travel. He would not publicly identify the company.

Commercial passenger service ceased at the airport in 2000, though private pilots, cargo companies and charter operations still use the facility.

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