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Airport hopeful Delta will come to Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. - Yakima Airport administrators are hopeful that Delta Airlines will soon call Yakima home.

Airport Manager, Buck Taylor, said the whole process has become more like a marathon rather than a sprint.

The financial problems Delta is facing right now with their bankruptcy has put plans on coming to Yakima on hold, Taloyr said.

Earlier this year, the airport asked local businesses to invest in the marketing campaign to bring Delta to Yakima, and that money is currently sitting in a trust, Taylor said.

"It will continue to be held for the marketing effort for Delta until such time either they commit to come, or if they should decide not to, for whatever reason, it would be returned to the investors."