According to our news partners at the Beaumont Enterprise, American Airlines is requesting money from the $1.5 million guarantee revenue pool. That's the money that area governments and businesses pooled as a guarantee to get the airline to come to the Jack Brooks Regional Airport.
Flights between Jefferson County and Dallas-Fort Worth began February 14. The aircraft have been running about half-full on three of the four scheduled flights per day.
When the airline doesn't meet its base cost for operating a flight subject to the agreement, it is allowed to dip into the revenue guarantee to make up the difference.