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Delta ends service to Columbia, Mo.

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Delta Air Lines will stop providing service to Columbia Regional Airport in February.

Columbia city officials said Delta rejected a $3 million revenue guarantee over two years to continue providing routes to Atlanta and Memphis. The city's offer included a landing fee waiver for two daily flights to Atlanta starting in 2014.

Mayor Bob McDavid said Delta told Columbia officials it lost $900,000 last year providing service to the city. Delta officials were reportedly upset the city offered a $3 million revenue guarantee to American Airlines.

Delta spokesman Anthony Black said the city should have communicated better with Delta before making the deal with American.