ST. GEORGE, Utah — One Utah city is pushing to add a direct flight to Los Angeles.

The Spectrum reports ( ) officials with the City of St. George and Washington County agreed this week to split the costs on an agreement promising to cover up to $450,000 in startup-cost losses if SkyWest Airlines gives the new destination a try from St. George Regional Airport.

It’s a similar move to the one that helped attract a new flight to Phoenix last year, with the governments using funds set aside for economic development to help mitigate the risk for the airline.

Under the signed agreement, SkyWest would need to start the flight by Sept. 6 with at least one daily round-trip flight on the 50-passenger CRJ-200.

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