Short-Lived Vision Airlines Experiment Cost UI $117,000

An experiment to bring a discount carrier to Willard Airport cost the University of Illinois about $117,000.

As part of its contract with Vision Airlines, the university agreed to a revenue guarantee that promised the UI would pay the airline up to $34,425 per round trip if the airline did not sell enough seats on flights between Savoy and Charlotte County Airport in Punta Gorda, Fla.

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