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OST-2010-0124 - Small Community Air Service Development Program


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Small Community Air Service Development Program

Order 2010-7-16
OST-2010-0124

Issued and Served July 22, 2010

Order Solicting Community Grant Proposals - Bookmarked

By this order, the Department invites proposals from communities and/or consortia of communities interested in obtaining a federal grant under the Small Community Air Service Development Program (Small Community Program) to address air service and airfare problems in their communities. Proposals, including a completed "Summary Information" schedule as shown in Appendix B of this order, must be submitted in the above-referenced docket no later than 5 PM, (EDT), on August 27, 2010.

The program is limited to a maximum of 40 grant awards, with a maximum of four grants per State, in each year the program is funded. There are no limits on the amounts of individual awards, and the amounts awarded will vary depending upon the features and merits of the proposals selected. Over the past nine years, the Department's individual grants have ranged from $20,000 to nearly $1.6 million. Authorized grant projects may include activities that extend over a multi-year period under a single grant award; however, because there is a priority established by statue for communities and consortia that show that they can use the assistance "in a timely fashion," applicants are advised to consider that criterion in making their proposals.

The Department is reluctant to subsidize one carrier but not others in a competitive market. For this reason, communities that propose to use the grant funds for service in a city-pair market that is already
served by a carrier must explain in detail why the existing service is insufficient or unsatisfactory, or provide other compelling information to support such proposals. This information is necessary for the Department to consider the competitive implications of giving financial or other tangible incentives for one carrier that the other carrier is not receiving.

By: Susan Kurland



Order 2010-10-15
OST-2010-0124

Issued and Served October 26, 2010

Order Awarding Grants

The proposals we selected incorporate the purpose of the statute, and provide an expanded opportunity to test a variety of approaches to improving small community air service in all regions of the country. For example:

  • Seven of the awards are made to communities proposing revenue guarantees and/or marketing support as means to attract new carriers, restore lost service or capacity, and/or provide air travelers with access to additional markets. These communities are Yuma, AZ; Idaho Falls, ID; Bangor, ME; Lansing, MI; Syracuse, NY; Eugene, OR; and Charlottesville, VA.
  • Two of the awards are made to communities proposing revenue guarantees and marketing support to attract a second carrier – Dothan, AL, and Sioux City, IA.
  • Two of the awards will assist Kinston, NC, and Provo, UT, in acquiring their first scheduled air service in many years.
  • Two of the awards will assist Gainesville, FL, and Manhattan, KS, in providing assistance for marketing programs to promote existing, upgraded or recently acquired air services at their local airports.
  • The award to Fort Wayne, IN, will help implement a shared use system for infrastructure flexibility that allows for airline co-location and cross utilization of gates.
  • The award to Keene, NH, will enable the community to study the possibilities for developing plans for potential air service.
  • The award to Mosinee, WI (Central Wisconsin), will enable the community to support aircraft upgrades as an existing carrier retires turboprop aircraft and restore lost service/capacity to other hubs.
  • Three grant awards are targeted at EAS communities – Kearney, NE, – to study the possibilities for financial incentives for service enhancements. The awards to the Missouri Department of Transportation (Columbia, Joplin, and Waynesville) and Parkersburg, WV, will assist the communities in marketing changes in air service providers.

By: Susan Kurland



Alabama


August 18, 2010

Application of Dothan Regional Airport - Dothan, Alabama - Bookmarked

Dothan Regional Airport is proposing a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in the amount of $750,000 to supplement community and airport cash and in-kind funding totaling $476,000 to provide a minimum revenue guarantee and marketing support for service between Dothan and Dallas/Ft. Worth on 50-seat regional jets operated by American Eagle.

Delta Air Lines is the only carrier with commercial service in Dothan with four roundtrips to its hub in Atlanta. Because there is no competitive air service in Dothan, fares are extremely high. Dothan's average domestic fare over the last four quarters was $351 each way, and the average domestic one-way fare in the most recent quarter was $398. Dothan's average domestic fare gives Dothan the distinction of having the second highest fare among all airports in the Lower 48 United States.

By: Dothan Regional Airport, Art Morris III

2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.flydothan.com/ - Dothan Regional Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Montgomery Regional Airport - Montgomery, Alabama - Bookmarked

The SCASD grant funds requested in this proposal will allow Montgomery Regional Airport to accomplish the following three-step process to revitalizing air service:

  • Market Study: The airport will conduct a comprehensive market study to ascertain the specific improvements in air service needed to meet the requirements of the Montgomery area economy within the real world context of the structure of the airline industry. This study will also incorporate specific recommendations for recruiting.
  • Experienced Consultant: The airport seeks to hire an experienced consultant to execute the recommendations of the above study.
  • Marketing Program: The efforts and activities of the Manager of Air Service Development will be supported with an aggressive marketing and promotional plan that includes specific support for new and expanded air service that may be recruited.

Montgomery is applying for a SCASD grant in the amount of $400,000 to be matched with $100,000 in airport dollars and $50,000 of “in-kind” contributions for total project funding of $550,000 over two years.

Montgomery was honored to have been awarded a Small Community Air Service Grant in 2005. The objective of that grant was to support implementation of nonstop service to the Northwest Airlines hub at Detroit to better support the Alabama auto industry. At the time, the auto industry was still healthy, and the commonalities of business interests between MGM with its Hyundai auto plant, and the first and second tier suppliers located in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and Ontario, represented a vital air travel need. Unfortunately, a set of events precluded the effective use of the 2005 grant. At the bottom line, ultimately Northwest Airlines found itself in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and therefore in a contraction mode. Furthermore, the near-collapse of the US auto industry and its supplier base has much reduced the deficiency that the 2005 grant was intended to address.

By: Montgomery Regional Airport

2005 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://iflymontgomery.com/ - Montgomery Regional Airport



Alaska


August 27, 2010

Application of State of Alaska DOT - Diomede, Alaska - Bookmarked

The community of Diomede is requesting a three year grant in the total amount of $1,250,000 to offer consistent air service on behalf of its residents. The purpose of the project addresses a major air service deficiency in the community of Diomede. The community has never had scheduled air service, and did not even have a heliport until 1996. In the recent past, the community relied upon weekly mail service from Evergreen Helicopters, Inc. The company provided helicopter service for vital services, such as food and supply transport. Diomede residents could purchase seat tickets on the mail carrier, as space allowed. Evergreen Helicopters, Inc. no longer provides the air transportation for the community of Diomede, including all contracted air service. The contracted helicopter air service was $10,000 per trip from Nome to Diomede, and even this service is no longer available.

By: Scott Ruby


Arizona


August 27, 2010

Application of Yuma International Airport - Yuma, Arizona - Bookmarked

To recruit the needed service, Yuma International Airport and its community partners are requesting a grant in the amount of $400,000 to provide risk mitigation funds to support development of service to an additional airline connecting hub over a two year period. The community will provide local matching funds of $100,000, for total program cash funding of $500,000. In addition, the Airport will provide an additional $81,806 in the form of “in-kind” support.

The Yuma community recognizes that the Department has limited SCASD funds and as such they must be deployed in manner that can generate measurable and maximum benefit. The proposal contained herein meets these criteria and the Yuma community has a proven track record of effectively utilizing SCASD funds to obtain results.

By: Yuma Int'l Airport, Craig Williams

2007 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.yumainternationalairport.com/ - Yuma International Airport



California


August 27, 2010

Application of McClellan-Palomar Airport - Carlsbad, California - Bookmarked

The McClellan-Palomar Airport seeks a Small Community Air Service Development Grant, in the amount of $500,000, to help mitigate Horizon’s initial monetary risk in launching service in an unproven market.

The Airport proposes two daily flights on the route in each direction. The route between the McClellan-Palomar Airport and San Jose’s Mineta International Airport would cover 393 miles in a flight time of one hour and three minutes, on average, assuming an average groundspeed of 325 knots on a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft seating 76 in an all-economy layout. The block time on the flight, from gate to gate, will be one hour and 30 minutes, with 27 minutes added for total taxi time.

By: McClellan-Palomar Airport

2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/dpw/airports/palomar.html - McClellan-Palomar Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Del Norte County Regional Airport - Crescent City, California - Bookmarked

The campaign will be designed to include frequent radio, television, and newspaper advertising, along with giveaways. The Airport seeks $200,000 in federal funds, to be paired with $20,000 in new local funds, from the Airport and its community partners – above and beyond the Airport’s current marketing budget – to support this marketing and advertising campaign. The campaign is planned to last for the entire length of the current Essential Air Service contract – through May of 2012.

The Airport has already developed a comprehensive marketing and advertising placement plan, which will include large buys on local and regional radio stations, along with local and regional newspapers and magazines. The campaign will be focused in the immediate Crescent City MSA, and bordering counties in both northern California and southern Oregon.

By: Del Norte County Regional Airport, James Bernard

2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

OST-1997-2649 - EAS at Crescent City

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_McNamara_Field_Airport - Del Norte County Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Modesto City-County Airport - Modesto, California - Bookmarked

The Grant request is for $500,000 in funding, matched by $25,000 in local, non-airport cash and $25,000 in Airport marketing and promotional funding. In addition the Airport will offer the new airline $124,300 in airport related first year fee and rental waivers and local businesses will contribute $41,000 of in-kind support. This makes for a total Grant funding of $550,000 in cash, $124,300 of airport in-kind and $41,000 in community in-kind for a total of $715,300 in total new service incentives. Funding expenditures of cash funding would then occur in a ratio of 90% DOT and 10% Modesto, if a full Grant award is made by the Department.

By: Modesto City-County Airport, Jerome Thiele

2003 SCASD Proposal
2004 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

OST-1998-3522 - EAS at Modesto

http://www.modairport.com/ - Modesto City-County Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of County of Ventura - Oxnard, California - Bookmarked

The County of Ventura is seeking a Small Community Air Service Development Program grant to address the loss of air service at Oxnard Airport. The Oxnard Airport has had continuous air service since 1946 and on June 8, 2010, United Express terminated its service leaving Oxnard Airport with no scheduled passenger air service. United Express operated 30 seat EMB-120 turbo prop aircraft between Oxnard and Los Angeles International Airport.

In order to create an attractive incentive package, the County of Ventura and Oxnard Airport will need a grant of $520,000 from the Department of Transportation under the Small Community program. These funds will be match with $240,000 of local cash and in-kind funding and a travel bank program of $250,000 resulting in a total incentive package of $1,010,000.

By: County of Ventura, Todd McNamee, 805-388-4200

2009 SCASD Proposal

EAS at Oxnard - OST-2010-0041

http://www.iflyoxnard.com/ - Oxnard Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Santa Maria Public Airport - Santa Maria, California - Bookmarked

Santa Maria Public Airport District, the legal sponsor, is requesting $490,000 in federal assistance to implement a $730,000 air service initiative. The project goal is to obtain nonstop service to a major airline’s hub that is located east of Santa Maria. The Strategic Plan, SkyWest Airlines/United Express Denver service, will achieve the project’s goal.

To support this air service initiative, the Santa Maria Public Airport District and community will fund 33 percent of the proposed $730,000 Strategic Plan. Nonairport revenue sources will fund 20 percent ($130,000) of the $665,000 cash requirement. This is a strong commitment by the local community to acquire new eastbound hub service.

By: Santa Maria Public Airport, Chris Hastert, 805-922-1726

2004 SCASD Proposal

http://www.santamariaairport.com/ - Santa Maria Public Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport - Sonoma County, California - Bookmarked

The County of Sonoma and the Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport are seeking a grant to develop a marketing program to increase the amount of inbound passengers to Sonoma County Airport and Sonoma County. We are requesting a grant of $150,000, with a local cash contribution of $50,000, an in kind contribution of $100,000 for a total package of $300,000. With the receipt of the Small Community Air Service Development grant funds, we will have sufficient resources to provide a strong marketing program in Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland to generate more inbound passengers.

By: Sonoma County Airport, Jon Stout, 707-565-7243

2004 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.sonomacountyairport.org/ - Sonoma County Airport



Colorado


August 27, 2010

Application of Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport - Loveland, Colorado - Bookmarked

The Cities of Fort Collins & Loveland, Colorado, under the direction of the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport is seeking a grant award in all or part of $339,000. FNL will support the grant with a local match of 10% of awarded funds, but also anticipates greater participation through local partnership in the business community.

With funds made available through the Small Community Air Service Development Pilot Program, FNL plans to develop and implement an aggressive community based air service strategic plan with goals and objectives of meeting all of the growth needs of its aviation requirements (commercial, corporate and general aviation) needs for its citizens and business. This plan will work to increase awareness of airport initiatives, support incumbent carriers, provide new jobs and improve the region’s access to the air transportation network.

By: Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport, 970-962-2850

http://www.fortloveair.com/ - Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport


August 25, 2010

Application of Telluride Regional Airport Authority - Telluride, Colorado - Bookmarked

Telluride Regional Airport in conjunction with the Telluride/Montrose Regional Air Organization is applying for the Small Community Air Service Development Program grant for $400,000. The community match will be $200,000 in cash and in-kind contribution. This money will be used to increase airline service and airline service competition to the Telluride Regional Airport. The Project goals are to:

1st Objective: Obtain a new 2nd Summer Air Service and carrier via a different hub airport than is presently serving Telluride. This service will provide feed into the national transportation system, on one of the limited aircraft types that qualifies to fly commercially into the Telluride Regional Airport. Reduce the high airfares into the Telluride Regional Airport in summer via creating more competition in the marketplace.

2nd Objective: Improve air flight schedules to meet demand for a morning flight to a connecting hub heading east that would allow passengers to arrive back on the east coast at a more reasonable hour (5p-6p) than the present post 10pm arrival time via these connections. This would also reduce the need for air travelers to drive long distances to access air service at competitive airfares.

By: Telluride Regional Airport, Rich Nuttal

2002 SCASD Proposal
2003 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal at Montrose Regional Airport
2006 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.tellurideairport.com/ - Telluride Regional Airport



Florida


August 27, 2010

Application of Northwest Florida Regional Airport - Elgin AFB, Florida - Bookmarked

The proposal requests $500,000 in grant funds from the Program to recruit low fare service to bring down ticket prices and recapture traffic leakage that is increasing to both Pensacola and to Panama City. A 20% match of $100,000 in locally generated funds will be included, for a total program fund of $600,000, supplemented with “in-kind” airport fee waivers having an approximate market value of $200,000.

By: Northwest Florida Regional Airport, Greg Donovan

2007 SCASD Proposal

http://flyvps.com/ - Northwest Regional Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Gainesville Regional Airport - Gainesville, Florida - Bookmarked

GACRAA requests federal aid in the amount of $190,000 to assist with a comprehensive advertising and public awareness campaign. The program aims to promote American Eagle service to Miami scheduled to begin October 1, 2010 as well as the existing service offered by our two incumbent carriers, Delta Connection service to Atlanta and US Airways Express service to Charlotte.

By: Gainesville Regional Airport, Allan Penksa

2002 SCASD Proposal
2003 SCASD Proposal

http://www.gra-gnv.com/ - Gainesville Regional Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Lakeland Linder Regional Airport - Lakeland, Florida - Bookmarked

LAL’s application seeks a $750,000 grant to support the launch of commercial service from the airport. Initial service would be seven or more low fare scheduled charter flights per week to multiple small US communities that currently lack service to the Orlando / Tampa region. Each of the target communities would be eligible for SCASDP in their own right. The benefit from awarding a grant to LAL works to achieve the goals for SCASDP to a far greater degree than just the impacts on the City of Lakeland and Polk County as the targeted communities would benefit as well from the added low fare service. The grant is for a combination of marketing and revenue guarantee. The airport has already funded a $25,000 study, which is ongoing at the time of writing this grant, to identify target cities and assist with developing the marketing and business plan for the service. Meetings have already been held with multiple airlines to provide the service and with multiple communities interested in partnering to make the service a success.

By: Lakeland Linder Regional Airport

http://www.lakelandairport.com/ - Lakeland Linder Regional Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of City of Naples Airport Authority - Naples, Florida - Bookmarked

The Naples Airport Authority is requesting a grant of $280,000 to cover one-half of the purchase of common use airline equipment and one third of the marketing and advertising costs over a two year period. The Naples Airport Authority is requesting only a portion of the cost needed to secure our goals rather than the total cost. This ensures the commitment and initiative that the Naples Airport Authority and the community has to establish and sustain successful air service in our community.

By: Naples Municipal Airport, 239-643-0733

2006 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.flynaples.com/ - Naples Municipal Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Sarasota Bradenton International Airport - Sarasota, Florida - Bookmarked

Specifically, the airport and its partners have developed a plan to respond to perceptions of the impact of the oil spill by increasing air service marketing activities while simultaneously lowering airline operating costs at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport so as to encourage new or expanded service. To accomplish this, the airport community is requesting a SCASD grant in the amount of $300,000 to be matched with $292,000 for a total project cost of $592,000.

By: Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority

2003 SCASD Proposal
2004 SCASD Proposal
2006 SCASD Proposal

http://www.srq-airport.com/ - Sarasota Bradenton International Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Northeast Florida Regional Airport - St. Augustine, Florida - Bookmarked

Northeast Florida Regional Airport requests $100,000 in Grant funding to support new low-cost air service expected to start at the airport in 2011.The Airport and its regional and community partners will match the $100,000 Grant with $25,000 in cash funding, for a total Grant funding of $125,000.

A key element of recruiting low-cost carriers to serve Northeast Florida Regional is the availability of significant marketing funding, for use both in northeast Florida and in northern tier and mid Atlantic markets that generate significant Florida tourism visits.

By: Northeast Florida Regional Airport, Edward Wuellner

http://www.flynf.com/ - Northeast Florida Regional Airport



Georgia

August 26, 2010

Application of Brunswick Golden Isles Air Service Partnership - Brunswick, Georgia - Bookmarked

The Brunswick community has dedicated substantial effort to improving air service at BQK. It is now focused on retaining the incumbent carrier in this market. The economic downturn has significantly harmed the Brunswick market with tourism and business travellers reducing their overall flying by commercial airline and seeking the most cost effective way to their destination. The incumbent carrier, whose service decisions are determined by Delta Air Lines, has recently communicated to the Brunswick community its desire to improve ridership, and has requested the help of the “Partnership” to execute a plan for revitalizing the market. Delta has made it clear that, if the plan to improve ridership does not accomplish an increase in ridership 6 to 10 passengers per flight, air service to Brunswick will be terminated within a 6 to 12 month window. The “Partnership” that was formed and energized by the previous DOT grant is now committed to a new set of goals and initiatives designed to retain the valued service being provided by the incumbent carriers.

The Partnership is requesting a grant of $360,000 from DOT to assist with the funding of the initiatives.

By: Glynn County Airport Commission, Steven Brian, 912-265-2070

2002 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal
2006 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal of 23 NC, SC and GA Communities

http://www.glynncountyairports.com/services3.html - Brunswick Golden Isles Airport - Brunswick


August 27, 2010

Application of Savannah Hilton Head International Airport - Savannah, Georgia - Bookmarked

SAV, by filing this grant application, seeks an award of $400,000. from the Department of Transportation with the following goals and objectives in mind: 1. Acquire a low-cost carrier 2. Reduce airfares 3. Increase capacity 4. Reduce leakage.

The grant ($400,000), along with contributions from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport and the communities of Savannah and Hilton Head Island would allow SAV to pursue new carriers and assist with the tremendous start up costs incurred with any new service.

High fares at SAV continue to drive significant traffic to neighboring Jacksonville, FL. The airport is concerned that with Southwest's recent announcement to begin service in 2011 with our neighbor Charleston, SC that we are in danger of losing additional traffic to our north.

By: Savannah Hilton Head International Airport

2003 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.savannahairport.com/ - Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport



Idaho


August 27, 2010

Application of Idaho Falls Regional Airport - Idaho Falls, Idaho - Bookmarked

The Idaho Falls Regional Airport proposes that a relatively small portion of the cost of starting the new service be supported up-front with federal funds from the Small Community Air Service Development Program. Of the total Grant request of $500,000, only $60,000 will be used for marketing and advertising projects. The federal share of the project will be $500,000, all of which will be used for the airline revenue guarantee.

The Idaho Falls Regional Airport projects that the bulk of the grant money be available to provide insurance in case United/United Express incurs a loss during the first year of operations. With demand for westbound service in the Idaho Falls market, and the lack of any current westbound service as of the end of August 2010, the Airport projects the new flights will be profitable within one year.

By: Idaho Falls Regional Airport, Len Nelson

2004 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal

http://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/city/city-departments/idaho-falls-regional-airport.html - Idaho Falls Regional Airport



Indiana


August 27, 2010

Application of Evansville Regional Airport - Evansville, Indiana - Bookmarked

Objectives for Program:

  • Add low fare service at the Evansville Regional Airport
  • Increase airline competition in the market, thus lowering fares
  • Create better low fare connectivity
  • Lower fares in the market through increased enplanements
  • Decrease leakage to Louisville and Indianapolis
  • Increase awareness in the region about low fare service in Evansville.

The Evansville Regional Airport proposes that a relatively small portion of the cost of starting the new service be supported upfront with federal funds from the Small Community Air Service Development Program. Of the total project cost of $550,000, only $50,000 will be used for marketing and advertising projects. An undetermined amount of money will be used to cover AirTran’s start-up costs in the market. The federal share of this project will be $500,000, of which the vast majority will be used as a revenue guarantee.

By: Evansville Regional Airport, Douglas Joest

2004 SCASD Proposal with South Bend
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.evvairport.com/ - Evansville Regional Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Delaware County Regional Airport - Muncie, Indiana - Bookmarked

The Delaware County Airport Authority respectfully requests funding in the amount of $150,000.00 from the federal government under the Small Community Air Service Development Program in order to conduct studies to confirm the demand and secure the enhancements that are receptive by a commercial service operator. To offset the cost for federal funding and to show the commitment of the community the Delaware County Airport Authority has budgeted $5,000 of non-airport funds toward this project. These funds are from local tax dollars not airport revenue.

Our primary objective in submitting this proposal is to conduct relevant studies as to the feasibility of commercial passenger service to the Delaware County Regional Airport. By conducting these studies we would be able to determine the likelihood that citizens will make use of commercial service in our area. We feel that this service could be a great asset to our community and its citizens. Our expected accomplishments include conducting appropriate demand studies, development of possible scenarios, the economic practicability of these operating scenarios, identify potential operators, and develop a marketing strategy to lure these potential operators. Once these objectives are accomplished we will move ahead with our intentions of trying to attract service to our area.

By: Delaware County Airport Authority


August 27, 2010

Application of South Bend Airport - South Bend, Indiana - Bookmarked

South Bend Regional Airport is proposing a Small Community Air Service Development Grant from the Department of Transportation in the amount of $750,000 to supplement community and airport funding totaling $525,000 to provide a minimum revenue guarantee and marketing for one roundtrip operated by Frontier Airlines in the South Bend-Denver market. The community believes an award for Frontier service to Denver will reverse declining traffic at South Bend Regional Airport and lower the cost of air travel for residents and visitors to the area.

By: South Bend Airport

2004 SCASD Proposal

http://www.sbnair.com/ - South Bend Airport



Illinois


August 27, 2010

Application of University of Illinois Willard Airport - Champaign/Urbana, Illinois - Bookmarked

University of Illinois Willard Airport is proposing a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in the amount of $250,000 that will be supplemented with $80,000 of cash from community organizations to develop and implement a marketing and advertising program.

Champaign/Urbana will lose one of the two airlines serving the community in just a few days on August 31 when Delta Air Lines discontinues the Delta Connection/Northwest Airlink service that had linked Champaign/Urbana with the Detroit hub for over ten years. Although American Eagle will continue its Champaign/Urbana service to Chicago and Dallas/Ft. Worth, the loss of Delta's service will result in fewer enplanements at the airport and could result in higher fares.

By: University of Illinois Willard Airport

2004 SCASD Proposal

http://www.flycmi.com/ - Willard Airport



Iowa


August 27, 2010

Application of Eastern Iowa Airport - Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Bookmarked

The Cedar Rapids Airport Commission is requesting a grant of $400,000 under the Small Community Air Service Development Program, with a community match of funds anticipated to total $50,000. These funds will be applied to a carefully structured risk mitigation program supported by local marketing and public awareness program.

The Eastern Iowa Airport will provide an additional $100,000 of “in-kind” contribution of airport landing and rental fees waivers and $100,000 cash to be used for marketing.

By: Eastern Iowa Airport

2002 SCASD Proposal
2003 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal
2006 SCASD Proposal

http://www.eiairport.org/ - Eastern Iowa Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Dubuque Regional Airport - Dubuque, Iowa - Bookmarked

The City of Dubuque/Dubuque Regional Airport is requesting $500,000 in federal assistance to implement an $855,000 air service initiative. The project is to increase connections to westbound destinations that are currently severely limited. This is a top priority. The Strategic Plan, American Airlines Dallas/Ft. Worth service, will achieve the project goals.

By: City of Dubuque, Todd Dalsing, 563-589-4128

2006 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proopsal

EAS at Dubuque OST-2001-10130, OST-2001-10170, OST-2003-14517

http://www.flydbq.com/ - Dubuque Regional Airport


August 25, 2010

Application of Sioux Gateway Airport Colonel Bud Day Field - Sioux City, Iowa - Bookmarked

The City of Sioux City, the airport sponsor, is requesting $500,000 in federal assistance to implement a $1,803,600 air service initiative. The project goal is to provide competitive eastbound air service to adequately serve the Siouxland area thereby reducing airfares and mitigating the need to drive long distances to access sufficient air service. Improved service eastbound, particularly to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, is a top priority. The Strategic Plan, American Airlines or United Airlines service to Chicago O’Hare, will achieve the project goals.

By: City of Sioux City, Curtis Miller, 712-279-6165

2002 SCASD Proposal
2003 SCASD Proposal
2004 SCASD Proposal
2007 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.flysux.com/ - Sioux Gateway Airport



Kansas


August 27, 2010

Application of City of Manhattan - Manhattan, Kansas - Bookmarked

The City of Manhattan, in continued partnership with the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce, is requesting a $300,000 federal grant under the Small Community Air Service Development Program matched by $150,000 of local cash funds, and additional In-kind contributions, to implement a two year comprehensive strategy that will build on recent air service success and increase the awareness of ACA passengers to the new and improved commercial air service at the Manhattan Regional Airport.

By: City of Manhattan

2002 SCASD Proposal

OST-2003-15483 - EAS at Manhattan

http://www.flymhk.com/ - Manhattan Regional Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Forbes Field Airport - Topeka, Kansas - Bookmarked

The Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority seeks a Small Community Air Service Development Grant, in the amount of $500,000, to help mitigate the initial monetary risk in serving the Topeka – Chicago O’Hare route. The route could be served by either a United Express carrier or by American Eagle/American Connection.

Under this proposal, the Forbes Field Airport and various community organizations throughout eastern Kansas seek to partner with the Department of Transportation to develop a revenue guarantee for new airline service. The community has determined the best option for local air service will be regional jet flights to and through Chicago O’Hare. The Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority has had recent discussion with SkyWest – a United Express operator – about serving the route. The Airport will also seek to work with other United Express partner airlines and American Eagle to develop a package to bring Chicago service to the region.

By: Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority

2007 SCASD Proposal with Salina, KS
2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

OST-1996-1352 - EAS at Topeka

http://www.mtaa-topeka.org/facilities.htm - Forbes Field


Louisiana


Augusty 27, 2010

Application of Baton Rouge Metro Airport - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Bookmarked

The airport is requesting a grant in the amount of $100,000, which will be supplemented with a 20% local funding match. We will utilize the $120,000 in a diverse media and community awareness campaign to extol the benefits of using the Baton Rouge Metro Airport in general, and the new US Airways service in particular. US Airways has limited advertising funds available for a market of BTR’s size, but the carrier needs more exposure in the Baton Rouge area to reach profitable load factors. The growth of US Airways in Baton Rouge will be instrumental in maintaining the reversal of our previously declining passenger numbers, and putting BTR in a position to build the existing service and attract additional capacity. Failure of the US Airways flights would likely put BTR in a difficult position for many years to come in terms of passenger growth and expanded airline service.

By: Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

2002 SCASD Proposal
2003 SCASD Proposal
2004 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.flybtr.com/ - Baton Rouge Metro Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Lafayette Airport Commission - Lafayette, Louisiana - Bookmarked

In an effort to stop the leakage to New Orleans, the Lafayette Airport Commission will develop and implement a regional marketing plan to achieve the following goals:

  • Reduce the leakage of Lafayette travelers flying in/out of New Orleans
  • Retain and increase flight service to/from Lafayette
  • Increase the aircraft capacity to/from Lafayette

The total three-year program is estimated to cost $1,626,600. The LAC is requesting a grant of $360,000 (21% of the total project cost) from the Small Community Air Service Development Program. The Lafayette Airport Commission will provide $914,683.50 of funding and the State of Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development will provide a grant in the amount of $127,516.50. The two local partners – Lafayette Convention & Visitors Convention and Lamar Advertising will provide advertising assistance in the amount of $224,400.

By: Lafayette Airport Commission

2003 SCASD Proposal
2004 SCASD Proposal

http://www.lftairport.com/ - Lafayette Regional Airport



Maine


August 27, 2010

Application of Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport - Auburn-Lewiston, Maine - Bookmarked

The Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport proposes that a relatively small portion of the cost of starting the new service be supported up-front with federal funds from the Small Community Air Service Development Program. Of the total project cost of $550,000, only $50,000 will be used for marketing and advertising projects. Another $50,000 will be used to cover start-up costs for the airline entering the market. The federal share of this project will be $500,000, of which $450,000 will be used as a revenue guarantee.

The Airport projects that the bulk of the grant money be available to provide insurance in case the new carrier needs help getting through its first full year of service in Auburn-Lewiston. With demand for the service in the Auburn-Lewiston market, the Airport projects the new flights will be profitable in their second year of operation. However, the Airport expects the new carrier to incur some losses at the launch of service, as the market becomes more accustomed to having local air service, and as leakage slowly decreases.

By: Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport, Rick Cloutier

2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.flytome.com/ - Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Bangor International Airport - Bangor, Maine - Bookmarked

Bangor International Airport and the community are requesting a grant in the amount of $500,000, with a 50% community match, for a total program fund of $750,000.

This will be used to alleviate a major air service deficiency represented by a lack of access to gateway connecting hubs. The grant will be targeted at specific hubs that offer such connectivity and are compatible and additive to existing incumbent service.

By: Bangor Int'l Airport, Rebecca Hupp

2002 SCASD Proposal
2003 SCASD Proposal
2004 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.flybangor.com/ - Bangor International Airport



Michigan


August 27, 2010

Application of Delta County Airport - Escanaba, Michigan - Bookmarked

Grant Proposal Amount: $78,000.00

Major Objectives:

  1. Increase passenger boardings to 10,000 by:
  2. Developing a new campaign, “Fly ESC, Escape via Delta County Airport”, that will market our selected EAS air carrier for Delta County Airport with its quality air service and customer convenience for the next year.
  3. Stop passenger leakage through an aggressive marketing campaign to publicize and market Delta County’s air service at a better dollar value by flying locally rather that driving to Marquette, MI or Green Bay, WI.

By: Delta County

2003 SCASD Proposal
2007 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

OST-2003-15128 - EAS at Escanaba

http://www.deltacountymi.org/airport.php - Delta County Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Capital Regional Airport Authority - Lansing, Michigan - Bookmarked

Capital Region International Airport is proposing a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in the amount of $1,000,000 to supplement community and airport funding totaling $650,000 to provide a minimum revenue guarantee for service between Lansing and Washington Dulles on 50-seat regional jets operated by a regional airline affiliate of United Airlines.

By: Captial Region Airport Authority, Robert Selig

2002 SCASD Proposal
2003 SCASD Proposal
2004 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.flylansing.com/ - Lansing Capital Region International Airport



Minnesota


August 27, 2010

Application of St. Cloud Regional Airport - St. Cloud, Minnesota - Bookmarked

At this time last year, the St. Cloud market was struggling with the highest airfares of all medium and large markets in the Midwest region, a loss of available seats, and few prospects for airlines that want to enter the market at risk. Then, in the fall of 2009, Delta announced it would end all service in the market. As of January 1, St. Cloud was left without access to the national air transportation system.

The Airport has since heard from all major political and business leaders in its region that it must work diligently to restore commercial air service. The major piece of this effort will be the support of a Small Community Air Service Development Grant for a revenue guarantee to be use to ensure the new carrier does not lose money in the market during the start-up phase of service.

St. Cloud has strategically chosen United Express service to Chicago O’Hare as the best possible hub/airline combination for new air service. Chicago service on the United code is best positioned to link St. Cloud to as many one-stop destination as possible, without the huge expense of a long jet flight to a faraway hub.

By: St. Cloud Regional Airport, William Towle

2002 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.stcloudairport.com/ - St. Cloud Regional Airport



Mississippi


August 27, 2010

Application of Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority - Gulfport, Mississippi - Bookmarked

The 2010 SCASG application definitively reflects a new project as the goals and objectives are considerably different in comparison to the 2005 SCASG awarded.

2005 SCASD Award Total $750,000
Revenue Guarantee $700,000
MKTG/Promo/Assessment $50,000
Federal Amount $750,000
2010 SCASD Proposal Total $455,00
Economic Impact/Action Plan $30,000
Air Service Development Consultant $30,000
Marketing Support $395,000
Federal Amount $280,000

By: Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airprot Authority

2005 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.flygpt.com/ - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Jackson-Evers International Airport - Jackson, Mississippi - Bookmarked

The objective of this application is a grant in the amount of $250,000, to be matched with $50,000 in local funding to implement an aggressive Air Service Restructuring & Marketing Plan to increase ridership generated within the 14-county region served by the airport, as well as increasing inbound traffic, which today represents over 47% of all passengers using the Jackson-Evers International Airport.

In the current sluggish economy, air travel demand is not growing. The result is that ridership has tapered off, which can result in airlines reducing service and capacity at Jackson-Evers. The Airport and it community partners understand that maintaining existing air service access is as important as efforts to recruit new service.

By: Jackson-Evers Int'l

2003 SCASD Proposal
2006 SCASD Proposal

http://www.jmaa.com/ - Jackson-Evers International Airport



Missouri


August 27, 2010

Application of Missouri DOT - Columbia, Joplin, Kirksville and Waynesville, Missouri - Bookmarked

The Missouri Department of Transportation – Aviation Section is working in conjunction with the communities of Columbia, Joplin, Kirksville and Waynesville to improve and enhance air service. We respectfully submit this proposal for marketing funds to assist these communities in bringing awareness to the traveling public about the benefits provided by local air service. One goal of this application will be to provide three communities with marketing funds to promote new Essential Air Service at their airport. Another goal will be to provide marketing assistance to a successful air service program at the Columbia Regional Airport. A goal of the Missouri Department of Transportation – Aviation Section is to inform the traveling public within the state of all easily accessible modal choices that are available to them.

By: Missouri DOT Aviation Section

2009 SCASD Proposal of Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Joplin, Kirksville and Waynesville

2006 SCASD Proposal of Columbia

2003 SCASD Proposal of Joplin

2006 SCASD Proposal of Kirksville
2007 SCASD Proposal of Kirksville

2002 SCASD Proposal of Waynesville

OST-2006-23931 - EAS at Columbia
OST-2006-23932 - EAS at Joplin
OST-1997-2515 - EAS at Kirksville

http://www.flymidmo.com/ - Columbia Regional Airport
http://www.jlnairport.com/ - Joplin Regional Airport
http://www.kirksvillecity.com/content/72/152/default.aspx - Kirksville Regional Airport
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waynesville_Regional_Airport_at_Forney_Field - Waynesville Regional Airport



Montana


August 27, 2010

Application of Glacier Park International Airport - Kalispell, Montana - Bookmarked

In August of 2006 the Department awarded Glacier Park a $450,000 Small Community Air Service Development Grant. The goal of the 2006 grant was to bring new air service to Kalispell, specifically United Airlines service from Denver. Glacier Park is proud of the success of the 2006 Grant. United began Glacier Park service in 2007 and that service continues to operate profitably today. As a result of the market toehold the Denver flights have gained for United the carrier has successfully experimented with summer season Chicago service in recent years.

Glacier Park International Airport proposes to spend $50,000 in funds on marketing and advertising promotions in support of new service. The Airport would work closely with United Airlines on the exact spending pattern for this funding.

Some portion would be spent in the Glacier Park catchment area, where fortunately media costs are relatively low. The Airport would work closely with United to ensure that all marketing and promotional efforts are consistent with United Airlines marketing and promotional schemes and protocols.

By: Glacier Park Int'l Airport

2003 SCASD Proposal
2006 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.iflyglacier.com/ - Glacier Park International Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Great Falls International Airport - Great Falls, Montana - Bookmarked

The Great Falls International Airport hopes to employ an $850,000 Small Community Air Service Grant to help recapture our market leakage. We plan to establish a ticket rebate program that will provide rebates to passengers using our airport to travel to specific California and east coast cities. We believe that a relatively small rebate has the potential to retain the majority of our leakage because it will bring the GTF ticket prices in-line with ticket pricing in Billings. The markets selected for this program have an average leakage rate of 35 percent and our stated goal is to recapture 15 percent of the existing leakage to the rebate markets. The program will run 18 months unless rebate funds are exhausted prior to that timeframe.

By: Great Falls Int'l Airport

http://www.gtfairport.com/ - Great Falls International Airport



Nebraska


August 27, 2010

Application of City of Kearney - Kearney, Nebraska - Bookmarked

The City of Kearney will contribute $5,000 from general fund revenues, allocated for airport marketing, and $10,000 from general fund revenues not previously allocated for airport use, for a total cash contribution of $15,000. No airport revenues will be used as match for this project. A federal request of $50,000 will be matched by the above described $17,000 of cash and in-kind local sources.

In order to continue to maintain the level of service, infrastructure and facilities that the regional area needs, the Kearney Regional Airport must maintain AIP funding. To expand and improve service and prepare for challenges that are facing the regional air service industry and the Essential Air Service program in the next five to ten years, the Kearney Regional Airport must position itself to better understand the marketplace and how to promote and attract travelers and service providers. A professional market analysis and strategic plan will arm the City of Kearney will the data necessary to set realistic objectives and harness the support of private organizations to ensure success in the future.

By: City of Kearney

2007 SCASD Proposal

OST-1996-1715 - EAS at Kearney

http://cityofkearney.org/index.aspx?NID=460 - Kearney Regional Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Lincoln Airport Authority - Lincoln, Nebraska - Bookmarked

This proposal is for a $500,000 grant, matched by $130,000 in local funds to provide risk mitigation for service to an additional connecting hub that will provide increased capacity to and from points in the Mid-Atlantic and Deep South. It is clear from data provided in this document that the service can be self-supporting. Due to the fact that US airlines are actually reducing the number of small “regional” jets in their fleets, it is necessary to offer incentives to offset their risk in implementing new service. This grant will satisfy that requirement.

By: Lincoln Airport Authority

2002 SCASD Proposal
2003 SCASD Proposal

http://www.lincolnairport.com/ - Lincoln Airport


New Hampshire

August 26, 2010

Application of City of Keene - Keene, New Hampshire - Bookmarked

Grant funding of $30,000 under the Small Community Air Service Program is hereby being requested. The balance of the study, or $5,000, would be contributed from non-airport revenue sources. For example, the City of Keene has established an "Airport Development Account" separate from the airport operating budget. The intent is to use this account for airport development opportunities such as the air service study (subject to approval). The City will continue to develop its relationship with the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce and the Southwest Regional Planning Commission. As the funds being sought are for a study, there is little opportunity for in-kind contributions, although every opportunity will be explored.

By: City of Keene

http://www.ci.keene.nh.us/departments/airport - Keene Dilant-Hopkins Airport


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New York


August 27, 2010

Application of Albany County Airport Authority - Albany, New York - Bookmarked

The Albany County Airport Authority proposes it be allocated funds under the 2010 Small Community Air Service Development Grant Program (Docket OST-2010-0124) to implement a comprehensive air service marketing strategy for the Albany International Airport. The Albany International Airport is an important transportation resource to the community known as the Albany Capital District Area. Based upon a stronger than average economy and measurable success in economic development a proposal is being made to over set the long-term trend in airport usage resulting in continued reductions in service. The proposal seeks a grant of $300,000 for which the Albany County Airport Authority will will contribute an $200,000 of additional funds.

By: Albany County Airport Authority

2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.albanyairport.com/ - Albany International Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Town of Massena - Massena, New York - Bookmarked

The Town of Massena is seeking $300,000 in federal funding and will provide $100,000 in local, cash match support, for a total project budget of $400,000.

Budget dollars are allocated as follows:

Media/web marketing campaign $150,000
Outreach events to key target markets $50,000
Joint economic development promotions $50,000
Market research/data colletion/marketing firm $100,000
Local coordinator services/grant administration $50,000
Total $400,000

By: Town of Massena

2005 SCASD Proposal

OST-1997-2842 - EAS at Massena, Ogdensburg and Watertown

http://www.flymassena.com/ - Massena International Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of City of Syracuse - Syracuse, New York - Bookmarked

The SCASD grant funds requested herein will be used to provide a risk abatement fund for a low-fare carrier to initiate service at Syracuse Hancock International Airport, supported with marketing activities intended to generate awareness of the new service. The airport and its community partners believe that such service can materially reduce current levels of traffic leakage and create an overall strong competitive environment at SYR that benefits consumers of air transportation throughout Central New York.

The City is requesting $1,000,000 in program funds in this grant proposal to be matched with $300,000 in cash from CenterState CEO. Syracuse Hancock International Airport will also contribute $750,000 in fee waivers and other community partners will provide $250,000 “in-kind” marketing support, resulting in a total project fund of $2,300,000.

By: City of Syracuse

2002 SCASD Proposal
2004 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.syrairport.org/ - Syracuse Hancock International Airport


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North Carolina


August 27, 2010

Application of Kinston Regional Jetport - Kinston, North Carolina - Bookmarked

This proposal would restore air service, by adding a route that is not served from other regional airports in the region – the route between Kinston and Washington Dulles.

This routing fills a major need for Kinston service, by linking the Kinston region non-stop, for the first time, to the Washington, DC area. Washington-Baltimore ranks as Kinston’s fifth largest combined destination, when taking into account all passengers traveling to all of the DC-area airports – Washington Dulles, Washington National, and Baltimore-Washington. The route also provides one-stop connections to many of Kinston’s major origin and destination passenger markets on United Airlines and its partners, which include Continental and US Airways. It effectively adds three airline brands to the Kinston market, as well, through airline codeshares on the route.

The Kinston Regional Jetport seeks a Small Community Air Service Development Grant, in the amount of $500,000, to help mitigate United’s initial monetary risk in launching service in an unproven market.

By: Kinston Regional Jetport

2002 SCASD Proposal

http://www.jetkinston.com/ - Kinston Regional Jetport


August 27, 2010

Application of Fayetteville Regional Airport - Fayetteville, North Carolina - Bookmarked

The community and airport contributions of cash, fee waivers and in-kind services will be $214,960. The in‐kind contributions and fee waivers are described in the preceding paragraphs. The total cash contributions from local sources and the SCASD grant equal $300,000. The local contributions will be deployed in a manner that, when combined with the Small Community Program funding, will maximize the value to the air carrier initiating nonstop Fayetteville-Washington, DC.

The grant funds requested in this application will be utilized in our continuing efforts to attract and support the introduction of nonstop service to Washington, DC. Thereby, achieving the Fayetteville-Fort Bragg Region’s top priority for new air service in advance of, or as soon as practical after, the arrival of FORSCOM and USARC headquarters at Fort Bragg in 2011. Attracting this service will achieve the following goals of the airport’s air service development program:

  • Enhanced airline competition;
  • Expanded capacity to a new unserved, nonstop market;
  • Reduce the leakage of local traffic to other airports; and
  • Improve service to domestic and international markets beyond Washington, DC.

By: Fayetteville Regional Airport

2008 SCASD Proposal with 23 NC, SC and GA Communities

http://flyfay.ci.fayetteville.nc.us/ - Fayetteville Regional Airport


North Dakota


August 27, 2010

Application of Bismarck Airport - Bismarck, North Dakota - Bookmarked

This grant proposal calls for Department funding of $500,000 and a local “new” money match of $50,000. The combined $550,000 would be used to recruit, abate risk, and market new commercial air service. This new service would address the market’s current high fares, which result from limited east- and southbound access, low competition, and market share concentration issues that have arisen from the Delta/Northwest merger.

By: Bismarck Airport

2002 SCASD Proposal

http://www.bismarckairport.com/ - Bismarck Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Hector International Airport - Fargo, North Dakota - Bookmarked

Fargo Hector International Airport is proposing a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in the amount of $750,000 to supplement community and airport funding totaling $291,899 to provide a minimum revenue guarantee for one roundtrip between Fargo and Dallas/Ft. Worth on 50-seat regional jets operated by American Eagle.

By: Hector Int'l Airport

2005 SCASD Proposal

http://www.fargoairport.com/ - Hector International Airport


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Ohio


August 27, 2010

Application of Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority - Toledo, Ohio - Bookmarked

This proposal calls for Grant funding of $200,000 and a strong local match of $100,000 put forth by the Airport and its local partners. This combined funding will be used to dramatically upgrade the profile of the Airport’s air service in the catchment area. Even in its reduced state, the Airport offers many advantages over nearby airports. Grant funding, when coupled with the Airport’s comprehensive airport facilities incentives and low cost ground handling program, gives the Airport the tools it needs to stabilize traffic loses and begin to rebuild service and traffic, working with both incumbent and prospective new entrant airlines.

By: Toledo Express Airport, Paul Toth

2004 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal
2006 SCASD Proposal

http://www.toledoexpress.com/ - Toledo Express Airport


Oregon


August 27, 2010

Application of Port of Astoria - Astoria, Oregon - Bookmarked

Air service to the Northwest Coast of Oregon and Southwest Coast of Washington is presently provided by SeaPort Airline with two daily non-stop round trips between Portland, OR and Astoria Regional with Pilatus PC-12 equipment. Fares are between $49.00 (first time flyer) and $160 (walk-up); the Astoria-PDX (and reverse) fares have averaged $69.01 over the 75 week history of this service. This service is subsidized with a Connect Oregon II Grant from the State of Oregon. The Port of Astoria and the City of Newport operate as a consortium to sponsor this grant. A DOT Small Community Air Service Development Grant is being paid down to market this Coastal Air Service Consortium service. At the present rate, that grant will expire in late February, 2012.

This grant application is for marketing a new route, Astoria-Boeing Field-Astoria (AST-BFI-AST) after the currently running grant has expired. The Port of Astoria, as sponsor, will open bids using a competitive solicitation through an RFP for providing the new air service and for marketing it in January 2012 pending grant approval, with service beginning April 1, 2012. The RFP is to specify two round trips daily- one arriving (BFI) before 6:00 AM, one departing (BFI) after 6:30 PM.

By: Port of Astoria

2002 SCASD Proposal of Newport and Astoria
2006 SCASD Proposal of Newport and Astoria
2007 SCASD Proposal of Newport and Astoria

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astoria_Regional_Airport - Astoria Regional Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Southwest Oregon Regional Airport - Coos Bay, Oregon - Bookmarked

The Southwest Oregon Regional Airport seeks a Small Community Air Service Development Grant, in the amount of $500,000, to help mitigate Delta’s initial monetary risk in serving Salt Lake City. Additionally the Airport has committed to fee waivers in support of the new non-stop service, and additional marketing cash and in-kind contributions to advertise the new service on the Oregon coast.

The Airport must offer Delta some kind of risk mitigation to ensure against a major loss in the start-up phase of new service. While the Airport has mined very specific data showing the route will be successful, Delta will require some insurance to ensure it doesn’t lose money. While the community has raised part of this funding, a Small Community Grant will be necessary to bring competitive service to North Bend, Coos Bay, and the larger region covering the southern Oregon coast.

By: Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, Theresa Cook

2006 SCASD Proposal of Klamath Falls and Coos Bay

http://www.flyoth.com/ - Southwest Oregon Regional Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Eugene Airport - Eugene, Oregon - Bookmarked

The City of Eugene, the airport sponsor, is requesting $500,000 in federal assistance to implement a $781,100 air service initiative. Eugene Airport has not received a prior grant award associated with this Small Community Air Service Development Program.

The project goal is to improve air service to high demand markets in California. The community has strong ties with California, yet today, the region is missing a vital link to several of its key cities. New service to California is the region’s top priority, particularly to San Jose to connect the high tech industries of Eugene with like companies in the Silicon Valley. Also San Jose International Airport is a connecting gateway to destinations in southern California, Texas, Hawaii and Mexico as well as major hubs in the East. The Strategic Plan, Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air service to San Jose, will achieve the project goal.

By: City of Eugene

2002 SCASD Proposal
2003 SCASD Proposal

http://www.flyeug.com/ - Eugene Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Rogue Valley International Airport - Medford, Oregeon - Bookmarked

The Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport seeks a Small Community Air Service Development Grant, in the amount of $500,000, to help mitigate Horizon’s initial monetary risk in serving San Jose. Additionally, the Airport has committed to fee waivers for a period of one year from the start of the new non-stop service and additional marketing cash and in-kind to advertise the new service throughout northern California and southern Oregon.

The Airport proposes one daily flight on the route in each direction. The route between Medford and San Jose would cover 349 miles in a flight time of 52 minutes, on average, assuming an average groundspeed of 350 knots on a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft seating 74 in an alleconomy layout.

By: Rogue Valley Int'l Airport, Bern Case

http://www.co.jackson.or.us/sectionindex.asp?sectionid=5 - Rogue Valley International Airport


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Pennsylvania


August 27, 2010

Application of Lehigh Valley International Airport - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Bookmarked

The Lehigh Valley International Airport seeks a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in order to provide marketing and advertising support for all the current local service provided. The Airport has lost two network carrier routes in the last 12 months, which gives it new urgency in requesting a SCASD Grant for marketing and advertising. In the past, the Airport has requested funding for revenue guarantees for additional service. This year the Airport sees its focus on service retention and support – which is why it has changed strategies for this Grant proposal.

In order to counteract this trend the Airport plans a wide-ranging marketing campaign, saturating the entire Lehigh Valley. The campaign will include frequent radio, television, billboard, and newspaper advertising, along with social media and giveaways. The Airport seeks $200,000 in federal funds, to be paired with $50,000 in brand new local funds – which is above and beyond the current Airport marketing budget – to support this marketing and advertising campaign. The campaign is planned to last for at least 12 months, and possibly as long as 18 months depending on the in-kind matching donations made by local media companies.

By: Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority, George Doughty

2006 SCASD Proposal
2007 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.lvia.org/ - Lehigh Valley International Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pennsylvania - Bookmarked

The primary goals of this grant proposal are to increase enplanements at AVP by attracting new service and expanding current service, to address insufficient air service by attracting replacement service for such services recently lost, and to address unreasonably high fares to AVP’s prime markets by increasing competition between existing air carriers and new air carriers. Currently, the AVP markets are underserved and it is apparent that travelers in the region are choosing to use alternative airports offering more scheduled service to a broader range of destinations with lower fare service.

By: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton In'tl Airport, Barry Centini, 570-602-2000

2004 SCASD Proposal
2006 SCASD Proposal
2007 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.flyavp.com/ - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Williamsport Regional Airport - Williamsport, Pennsylvania - Bookmarked

This proposal requests $500,000 in SCASD grant funds. These grant dollars will be matched with $200,000 in local community funds as well as “in-kind” contributions of approximately $100,000 provided by Williamsport Regional Airport in the form of fee waivers and terminal area improvements. Total project funding level will be approximately $800,000.

The purpose of the project outlined in this proposal is to provide risk mitigation funding for new service to an additional airline hub. The Williamsport Regional Airport and its community partners believe the Williamsport market can generate and sustain sufficient traffic and revenue to support this new service.

By: Williamsport Regional Airport

2004 SCASD Proposal
2006 SCASD Proposal
2007 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.flyavp.com/ - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport



South Carolina

August 27, 2010

Application of Columbia Metropolitan Airport - Columbia, South Carolina - Bookmarked

Columbia Metropolitan Airport, the legal sponsor, is requesting $750,000 in federal assistance to implement a $1,233,650 air service initiative.

The project goals are:

  1. Upgrade high-priority hub service to mitigate the impact of Southwest Airlines planned service at nearby competing airports Greenville/Spartanburg and Charleston
  2. Increase seats and competition to reduce airfares
  3. Reduce the need to drive to alternate airports to access adequate air service and competitive fares.

By: Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Dan Mann, 803-822-5019

http://www.columbiaairport.com/ - Columbia Metropolitan Airport



Tennessee


August 27, 2010

Application of Tri-Cities Regional Airport - Blountville, Tennessee - Bookmarked

Tri-Cities Regional Airport is proposing a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in the amount of $750,000. In addition to grant funding, the community and the airport will contribute cash and in-kind funding valued at $180,000 toward the project. The total amount of the project, $930,000, would be offered for a minimum revenue guarantee and an accompanying marketing plan for American Eagle for regional jet service to American's hub in Dallas/Ft. Worth. The Airport seeks some flexibility in the final allocation of funding between the minimum revenue guarantee and the marketing plan based on negotiation with the carrier and the agreement with the Department.

By: Tri-Cities Regional Airport

2007 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.triflight.com/ - Tri-Cities Regional Airport


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Texas


August 27, 2010

Application of Tyler Pounds Regional Airport - Tyler, Texas - Bookmarked

With funds from this grant, the Airline Incentive Program will be reinitiated to incentivize new flights, new destinations, and/or larger aircraft service in and out of Tyler. All of these air service options are critical to growing the Tyler Airport and the Tyler area by offering as many airlines, flight schedules, destinations, and types of aircraft as possible.

Under this Action Plan, both the incumbent airlines and prospective airlines will be contacted regarding the incentive opportunities. The Marketing Plan outlined below will also playa large part in attracting a new airline to Tyler.

Costs for this portion of the Action Plan are estimated to be $150,000.

By: Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

2004 SCASD Proposal

http://www.cityoftyler.org/?TabId=78 - Tyler Pounds Regional Airport


Utah


August 27, 2010

Application of Provo Municipal Airport - Provo, Utah - Bookmarked

In order to attract the air service from Frontier Airlines between Denver and Provo an incentive package has been established which would be supportive of their new air service and reduce the risk of this new air service. The total incentive package developed herein includes: flight guarantees to off-set initial operating losses, funds for marketing and advertising, and waiver of certain airport fees.

Total Incentive Package for New Air Service:

Category Estimated Cost
SCASDP Grant $500,000
Local Community Cash Contribution $50,000
Airport In-Kind Contribution $100,000
Total Package Costs $650,000

By: Provo Airport, Steve Gleason

2002 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provo_Municipal_Airport - Provo Municipal Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of St. George Municipal Airport - St. George, Utah - Bookmarked

The City of St. George and St. George Airport are seeking a Small Community Air Service Development Program grant to address the loss of air service at St. George Airport. On September 1, 2009, SkyWest Airlines operating as United Express terminated its service to Los Angeles International Airport leaving St. George Airport with no scheduled passenger air service to the West. The only service remaining at St. George Airport is Sky West Airlines operating as Delta Connection to Salt Lake City with 30 seat EMB-120 turbo prop.

In order to create an attractive incentive package, the City of St. George and St. George Airport will need a grant of $550,000 from the Department of Transportation under the Small Community program. These funds will be matched with $100,000 of local cash, $50,000 of in-kind funding, and a travel bank program of $150,000 resulting in a total incentive package of $850,000.

By: City of St. George, Marc Mortensen, 435-627-4005

2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.sgcity.org/airport/ - St. George Municipal Airport


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Vermont

August 27, 2010

Application of Burnlington International Airport - South Burlington, Vermont - Bookmarked

The Airport is requesting a Small Community Air Service grant in the amount of $200,000, to be matched with $100,000 in local funding for a total project cost of $300,000. These funds will be used to implement a highly focused marketing program aimed at recapturing lost traffic as well as creating awareness in neighboring Quebec of air service available at BTV.

By: Burlington Int'l Airport

2007 SCASD Proposal

http://www.burlingtonintlairport.com/ - Burlington International Airport


Virginia


August 27, 2010

Application of Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport - Charlottesville, Virginia - Bookmarked

Although the forecast shows that the route to Chicago would become self-sufficient in the long-term, there is the possibility that some financial losses would occur in the first year during the ramp-up period. It is during this period that the community will be learning of this new air service option and ridership may take six to twelve months to achieve a steady state level. Changing travelers’ behavior is not an overnight phenomenon but can take months to achieve thus the proposed $400,000.00 revenue guarantee for the first year.

To help mitigate the potential financial impact during the service ramp-up, the Authority will also offer a $20,000.00 landing fee waiver for this new service.

The Authority will also reimburse an airline up to a maximum of $9,947.56 in start-up costs for establishing an operation at CHO.

By: Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport Authority

2003 SCASD Proposal
2004 SCASD Proposal

http://www.gocho.com/ - Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport


August 27, 2010

Application of Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport - Weyer's Cave, Virginia - Bookmarked

The Airport seeks a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in order to provide marketing and advertising support for Colgan’s service to Dulles. With the support of advertising and marketing provided by the grant, Colgan should continue to see passenger increases, allowing it to lower fares in the market to levels closer to those found at Richmond.

In order to counteract this harmful trend, which, in effect, wastes valuable Essential Air Service dollars, the Airport plans a wide-ranging marketing campaign, saturating the entire Shenandoah Valley. The campaign will include frequent radio, television, billboard, and newspaper advertising, along with giveaways. The Airport seeks $150,000 in federal funds, to be paired with $20,000 in local funds, which is above and beyond the current Airport marketing budget, to support this marketing and advertising campaign. The campaign is planned to last for at least 12 months, and possibly as long as 18 month depending on the in-kind matching donations made by local media companies.

By: Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

OST-2002-11378 - EAS at Staunton

http://www.flyshd.com/ - Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport


West Virginia

August 27, 2010

Application of Greenbrier County Airport Authority - Lewisburg, West Virginia - Bookmarked

The Greenbrier County Airport Authority and its community partners are requesting a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in the amount of $100,000. SCASD dollars will be matched with $40,000 (28.5%) in funding from the Greenbrier Valley Airport Authority and its partners for total project funding of $140,000. Grant funds will be used to conduct a comprehensive public relations and economic impact program within the local community regarding air service and facility improvements at the Greenbrier Valley Airport.

The purpose of this public relations program will be to educate the community on improvements in air service at Greenbrier Valley Airport, the benefits of the renovated terminal building, and the economic impact of this new service on the local community.

By: Greenbrier County Airport Authority

2004 SCASD Proposal

OST-2003-15553 - EAS at Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs

http://www.gvairport.com/ - Greenbrier Valley Airport


Wisconsin

August 27, 2010

Application of Central Wisconsin Airport - Mosinee, Wisconsin - Bookmarked

he Airport is requesting $350,000 in federal assistance to implement a $451,500 air service initiative. The project goal is to upgrade the remaining Delta Air Lines’ flights operating with the soon to be retired Saab 340 turboprop equipment to regional jets and reinstate Frontier Airlines’ service to Milwaukee. Central Wisconsin Airport has not received a grant under the Small Community Air Service Development Program.

By: Central Wisconsin Airport

http://www.fly-cwa.org/ - Central Wisconsin Airport


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