A Louisiana-based public charter operator is restoring service from Shreveport Regional Airport.

GLO is 'taking off' by announcing daily, non-stop flights between Shreveport and New Orleans International Airport.

"What GLO is is a start-up regional services provider. We're based in New Orleans International Airport, Louis Armstrong, the big airport," said GLO founder and CEO Trey Fayard. "And what we're going to be getting in November is double-daily non-stop flights, Monday through Friday, between New Orleans and Shreveport."

Fayard said the company will also offer round-trip flights on Saturday and Sunday. He said anyone who has to do business in the southeast part of the state knows it's not the most enjoyable drive.

"It's beautiful country, but if you need to get there, you need to get there," he said. "What we're real excited about is that we're going to be able to link the state back together."

Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler said this is a day we've all been waiting for.

"I truly believe this is a step in the right direction for increasing air connections, which are critical to providing services for our military and our corporate businesses to north Louisiana," Tyler said. "We're just more than happy to work with GLO Airlines to bring about this non-stop air service to our region."

The aircraft the company will be flying is a 30-passenger Saab 340B, with plenty of leg room between the seats. Air service will begin with promotional one-way $189 GLO Saver fares, tax included.