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OST-2011-0119 - 2011 Small Community Air Service Development Program


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Support Letters


2011 Small Community Air Service Development Program

Order 2011-7-1
OST-2011-0119

Issued and Served July 1, 2011

Order Soliciting Small 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 and/or SCASDP) to address air service and airfare problems in their communities. Proposals, including all required information, must be submitted no later than 5 PM, Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, August 2, 2011.

The major objective of the Small Community Program is to help communities secure enhancements that will be responsive to their air transportation/air fare needs on a long-term basis after the financial support of the grant has ended. There are many ways that a community might enhance its current air service or attract new service, such as:

  • Promoting awareness among residents of locally available service;
  • Attracting a new carrier through revenue guarantees or operating cost offsets;
  • Attracting new forms of service, such as on-demand air taxi service;
  • Offering an incumbent carrier financial or other incentives to lower its fares, increase its frequencies, add new routes, or deploy more suitable aircraft, including upgrading its equipment from turboprops to regional jets;
  • Combining traffic support from surrounding communities with regionalized service through one airport; or
  • Providing local ground transportation service to improve access to air service to the community and the surrounding area

By: Susan Kurland



Order 2011-9-16
OST-2011-0119

Issued and Served September 27, 2011

Order Awarding Grants

By this order, the Department selects 29 communities in 22 states to receive financial grants under the Small Community Air Service Development Program to implement the air service initiatives proposed in their grant applications. The communities, the amount of each award, and the rationale for the award are listed in the Appendix to this Order. Award recipients must affirm the grant award by signature on the grant agreement with the Department on or before October 30, 2011. Grant recipients may not seek to draw down or be reimbursed funds under this award until they affirm the grant award.

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:

  • 19 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 Flagstaff, AZ; Santa Rosa, CA; Evansville, IN; South Bend, IN; Dubuque, IA; Baton Rouge, LA; Kalamazoo, MI; Bozeman, MT; Albany, NY; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks, ND; Toledo, OH; North Bend, OR; Harrisburg, PA; Tri-Cities, TN; San Angelo, TX; Lynchburg, VA; Spokane, WA; and Green Bay, WI.
  • Three of the awards will assist communities in acquiring scheduled airline service – Auburn/Lewiston, ME; Pikeville, KY; and St. Cloud, MN.
  • The award to Latrobe, PA, will provide assistance for marketing programs to promote future expanded service from an existing carrier.
  • The award to Loveland, CO, will enable the community to study the possibilities for developing plans for increased air service.
  • The award to Pocatello, ID, will enable the community to support a transition to larger, jet aircraft.
  • Four grant awards at EAS communities – Crescent City, CA; Escanaba, MI; Manistee, MI; and Shenandoah Valley, VA – will be used for advertising and marketing their current service.

In six instances – Loveland, CO; Bozeman, MT; Albany, NY; North Bend, OR; Lynchburg, VA; and Spokane, WA – we have reduced the grant award amount below the amount requested by each community in its proposal. We believe that our reductions should not adversely affect any of the community’s air service projects. Accordingly, we are also reducing the local cash contribution match offered by the communities by the same percentage as the reduction in grant award.

By: Susan Kurland



Alabama | Arizona | California | Colorado | Florida | Georgia | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa

Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Montana

Nevada | New York | North Dakota | Ohio | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Tennessee | Texas | Utah

Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming



Alabama

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Montgomery Regional Airport - Montgomery, AL

Montgomery is applying for a grant in the amount of $400,000, with a hard-dollar local match of 20%, resulting in a total program funding of $480,000. In addition, the Airport will negotiate other in-kind support for the carrier, depending if it is American (an incumbent) or United (a new-entrant).

The veracity of Montgomery’s need to address this deficiency is underscored by the increasing delays, misconnections, and other operational problems at Atlanta Jackson-Hartsfield International Airport. In fact, Hyundai Motors – a major employer in the region - has advised repeatedly that these issues are becoming problematic in regard to that company’s future expansion plans in Alabama. This air service deficiency, therefore, is a serious economic issue.

By: Montgomery Regional Airport

2005 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

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


Arizona

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Flagstaff Pulliam Airport - Bookmarked - Flagstaff, AZ

The City of Flagstaff is seeking a Federal funding allocation of $800,000 in Small Community Air Service Development Program funds as a revenue guarantee in order to secure a second airline at Flagstaff Pulliam Airport to increase direct routes via West Coast and/or Eastern markets.

Increased air service to a hub airport(s) is a necessity for the City to enhance its economic vitality. As previously indicated, major employers throughout the region support additional air routes that provide greater access to the Midwest and Eastern markets as members of Flagstaff’s scientific, medical, educational and other industries frequently travel to these destinations on business. Additionally, direct routes to Los Angeles allow for greater international visitation to Flagstaff, which comprises 17% of our traveler base currently, and also California residents which comprise 14% of our visitor market.

A second carrier will generate a significant, positive economic impact for local businesses and will provide more air service options for Flagstaff business travelers, residents, and visitors alike.

By: City of Flagstaff

http://www.flagstaff.az.gov/index.aspx?nid=1541 - Flagstaff Pulliam Airport


California



August 2, 2011

Proposal of McClellan-Palomar Airport - 23.8MB - Bookmarked - Carlsbad, CA

California Pacific Airlines has committed $300,000 in direct cash to this strategic plan. The McClellan-Palomar Airport is seeking a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in the amount of $1 million as the federal share of the project. The CP Air portion of funding represents 23% of the total project cost, which is $1.3 million. Of that total project cost, $800,000 will be used in support of marketing and advertising of the new service at the McClellan-Palomar Airport. The remaining $500,000 will be used as a revenue guarantee in support of the five new routes CP Air will offer from McClellan-Palomar Airport.

The goal of the marketing and advertising campaign will be to convert Carlsbad catchment area passengers from users of the San Diego International Airport to users of the McClellan-Palomar Airport. This campaign will focus on north San Diego County. The goal of the revenue guarantee will be to cover any losses CP Air faces in the first year of new service from the McClellan-Palomar Airport.

By: McClellan-Palomar Airport

2009 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

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

 

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Del Norte County Regional Airport - Bookmarked - Crescent City, CA

The Del Norte County Airport plans a wide-ranging marketing campaign, saturating the entire airport catchment area in northern California and southern Oregon. The main message will be to check local fares before booking from other airports in the region. The campaign will highlight local air service affordability and availability, by showing direct comparisons on certain routes between fares at Del Norte County Airport and the airports in Eureka/Arcata and Medford. The campaign will also have a focused message towards San Francisco service, in hopes of bringing local traffic up to 2007 levels.

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 beyond the length of the current Essential Air Service contract – through May of 2013.

By: Del Norte Regional Airport

2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

OST-1997-2649 - EAS at Crescent City

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



August 2, 2011

Proposal of Arcata/Eureka Airport - Bookmarked - Eureka, CA

Humboldt County, the legal sponsor and owner/operator of ACV, is requesting $480,000 in federal assistance to implement a $665,565 air service initiative.

The project goal is to significantly improve eastbound connections to adequately serve the Arcata/Eureka area. By improving eastbound connections, which is ACV’s top air service deficiency, the following will be achieved:

  • High airfares will be reduced and more in line with other markets with the additional capacity and competition in the marketplace.
  • The need to drive excessively long distances to use alternate airports to access adequate air service and competitive fares will be mitigated.

By: Humboldt County, CA

2002 SCASD Proposal

OST-1998-3535 - EAS at Arcata (Suspension of Service)

http://co.humboldt.ca.us/aviation/content.asp?page=airport_and_airline_information.htm - Arcata/Eureka Airport


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Kern County Department of Airports - Bookmarked - Bakersfield, CA

Our primary project goal is to add another air carrier to our market in order to address the identified air service deficiencies. Our secondary project goal is to develop a uniform and consistent identity and to promote the airport to the general public in order to regain leakage passengers.

The final element in our plan involves setting aside $225,000 in funding to offset operating losses that may occur during the first eighteen months of operation. Because of the extensive traffic analysis that we have done and the tremendous support for service to Houston from our community, we believe that the service will very quickly reach profitability. However, these are very uncertain times that we live in and the first eighteen months of service will be critical. The terms and conditions surrounding the revenue guarantees will be negotiated with Great Lakes Airlines should we be successful in our grant application.

By: Kern County Department of Airports

2004 SCASD Proposal

http://www.meadowsfield.com/ - Meadows Field Airport


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Santa Maria Public Airport - Santa Maria, CA

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.

A market analysis has been completed for SkyWest/United service to Denver. Preliminary discussions with SkyWest/United have already taken place. It is reasonable to expect that this service could be implemented in spring/summer 2012.

By: Santa Maria Public Airport

2004 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

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


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport - Santa Rosa, CA

The County of Sonoma and the Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport are requesting a grant of $650,000, with a local cash contribution of $200,000, an in kind contribution of $160,000 plus a $500,000 commitment for pre-purchased ticket sales for a total incentive package of $1,510,000. With the receipt of the Small Community Air Service Development grant funds, our airline assistance package will have sufficient resources to provide a strong marketing program for the new air service and provide a revenue guarantee for the airline during the initial months of operation.

The partnership of the Community, the Airport, and the Airline worked so well under the Small Community Air Service Development Program in 2004 that the Community and the Airport are again submitting a proposal for another grant to support a new project to provide air service to DEN. The air service north and south on the West Coast has been successful, but local business and tourism interests still need access to markets to the east of California. There is limited connecting service to markets to the East through the four cities currently served by Horizon from STS, however, the fares are very high and the connections from Horizon to other airlines is inconvenient, time consuming and very difficult at some airports.

Frontier Airlines is interested in providing air service between STS and DEN if the Airport can provide an incentive package similar to the previous package provided to Horizon. The Airline has indicated that it could start summer seasonal service with one daily round trip flight with 99 seat E-190 aircraft in 2012.

By: Sonoma County Airport

2004 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

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


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Town of Mammoth Lakes - Mammoth Lakes, CA

TOML is requesting a $603,904 grant over two years to subsidize the flights. In 2012 the reimbursement payment from the USDOT will equal 50 percent of amount of the shortfall, with a maximum payout of $400,000. In addition to the air subsidy, the Partnership is budgeted to spend $612,000 in 2012 and 2013 in marketing.

By: Town of Mammoth Lakes

2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.ci.mammoth-lakes.ca.us/airport/awos.htm - Mammoth Yosemite Airport


Colorado


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Fort Collins - Loveland Municipal Airport - Fort Collins, CO

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

2010 SCASD Proposal (Loveland)

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


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Grand Junction Regional Airport - Grand Junction, CO

The Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority, the Airport sponsor, is requesting $150,000.00 in federal assistance to facilitate the implementation of a $180,000.00 air service improvement initiative. The project’s goals are to improve air service to abroad section of Grand Junction’s community traveling to destination located to the northeast and west United States, mitigate the need to drive long distances to access air service and competitive fares to these markets, and improve local access to the national air transportation systems for this isolated part of Colorado.

By: Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority

2002 SCASD Proposal (Walker Field)
2007 SCASD Proposal
(Walker Field)

http://www.gjairport.com/ - Grand Junction Regional Airport


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Telluride Regional Airport - Bookmarked - Telluride, CO

Telluride Regional Airport in conjunction with the Telluride/Montrose Regional Air Organization is applying for the Small Community Air Service Development Program grant for $350,000. The community match will be $170,000 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:

  1. Help pressure lower airfares via adding a 20d carrier service in summer from a hub airport;
  2. Increase summer seat capacity to better meet summer flying guest demand 3) Increase flight time schedule options to meet flying guest needs; and
  3. improve enplanements and grow them back to over 10,000.

By: Telluride Regional Airport

2002 SCASD Proposal
2003 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal at Montrose Regional Airport
2006 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

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


Florida


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Lakeland Linder Regional Airport - Lakeland, FL

In this Grant application, the Airport and its supporters propose to match $350,000 in grant funding with $70,000 in a local cash match. The total of $420,000 in dedicated air service marketing funds will enable the Airport to provide marketing and advertising support for new air services from cities that do not currently have nonstop and low fare service to Central Florida.

The Airport and its supporters would use Grant funding in coordination with both the existing air service provider (Direct Air) and other carriers that are currently being recruited. There is a significant opportunity to grow Lakeland Linder air service to a critical mass at which it can complement existing service at the two Orlando airports and the two Tampa Bay area airports.

By: Lakeland Linder Regional Airport


August 31, 2011

Comments of Orlando Sanford International Airport

I am writing to correct a number of incorrect statements contained within Lakeland Airport's application for consideration of funding as part of the Small Community Air Service Development Program. On Page 7 and again on Page 9 of their application, it is mentioned that Lakeland Airport is located closer to Disney World and SeaWorld than Orlando Sanford International Airport. This is simply not correct. Orlando Sanford is 34 air miles from Disney World while Lakeland is 38. In addition, Orlando Sanford is 29 miles from SeaWorld while Lakeland is 44.

While these points may seem somewhat trivial in considering Lakeland's request, submitting such basic facts incorrectly seems to draw into question the credibility of the rest of the material in their application. For example, to assert the Lakeland community lacks nonstop service to key markets or suffers from high fares is hard to take seriously. Roughly 210 nonstop routes exist within 75 air miles of Lakeland. These nonstop services are composed of a diverse blend of "legacy", "low-cost", "ultra low-cost" and public charter carriers. No other region in Florida has the quality of service conveniently enjoyed by those who reside in the Lakeland corridor.

By: Larry Dale


2010 SCASD Proposal

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


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Naples Municipal Airport - Naples, FL

The City of Naples Airport Authority is requesting a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in the amount of $750,000 as part of a multi-million dollar effort to reintroduce commercial Airline service to Naples Municipal Airport. The Department of Transportation’s role would be to support a Minimum Revenue Guarantee for a two-year term for service between Naples and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Delta Connection.

The proposed service would re-establish flights to Atlanta, similar to successful service offered in the past. Delta offered service on this route November 2004 through September 2007, with the support of a minimum revenue guarantee. The route proved so successful, that the carrier did not receive any funds from the guarantee. Service ended after the guarantee program due to a number of factors, including an industry move away from smaller regional jets on longer stages and payload performance issues related to aircraft selected for the route. However, we believe that these issues can both be resolved.

By: Naples Municipal Airport

2002 SCASD Proposal
2006 SCASD Proposal

2009 SCASD Proposal

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

 

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Sarasota Bradenton International Airport - Sarasota, FL

The Airport and the Community are requesting a grant of $800,000, to be matched with $400,000 in local dollars, to provide a revenue guarantee and risk offset to incubate service to one of two targeted airline hubs.

The Airport has been in discussions with key airline systems that have connecting hubs that offer strong potential to re-capture this lost traffic. Service to American’s hub at Dallas-Ft.Worth International can address the challenge. In addition, the United Airlines hub operations at Houston Intercontinental and Denver International both offer solutions to the lost traffic being experienced at SRQ.

In this grant application, the volatility of the airline industry dictates that the options be focused on more than just one carrier. American is in the midst of renewing its fleet and dealing with a redisposition of its American Eagle subsidiary. United is completing the merger with Continental. As a result, the planning and strategic directions of these airlines are at the moment quite fluid. However, analyses by SRQ indicate that either option is viable, and will result in very successful use of scarce SCASD program funds.

By: Sarastoa Int'l Airport

2003 SCASD Proposal
2004 SCASD Proposal
2006 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

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


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Northeast Florida Regional Airport - Bookmarked -St. Augustine, FL

The Airport and its partners need marketing dollars to aid prospective low fare airlines in effectively marketing the Northeast Florida Regional Airport as a gateway to the magnificent vacation infrastructure around it to Florida visitors. This Grant application requests $125,000 in Department funding matched by $10,000 in local non-airport funds and $25,000 in local Airport funds. The total of $160,000 will give the Airport the final tool it needs to successfully recruit new low fare air service to Northeast Florida Regional. The new service will lower the cost of air travel to Northeast Florida, improve tourist access to the region and thus confer a significant local economic benefit.

By: Northeast Florida Regional Airport

2010 SCASD Proposal

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


Georgia

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport - Savannah, GA

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.

By: Savannah/Hilton Head Int'l Airport

2003 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

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


Idaho


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Pocatello Regional Airport - Pocatello, ID

Pocatello Regional Airport is herein requesting a grant in the amount of $500,000 to be matched by $100,000 - $80,000 in hard in local dollars plus $20,000 in-kind - for the purpose of upgrading two of the current SkyWest flights to 50-seat jets.

It is believed that PIH can actually support three 50-seat jets daily to the Delta Air Lines hub at Salt Lake City. In fact, the replacement of the turboprops with regional jets will stimulate traffic and recapture portions of the passenger base that is now leaking to Idaho Falls.

By: Pocatello Regional Airport

2004 SCASD Proposal

http://www.iflypocatello.com/ - Pocatello Regional Airport


Illinois


 

August 2, 2011

Proposal of University of Illinois Willard Airport - Bookmarked - Champaign/Urbana, IL

The University of Illinois Willard Airport is seeking a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in the amount of $600,000. The Airport has already accumulated matching cash funding of $80,000 for the project. Of the total cash project cost of $680,000, the community will be providing cash funding for 12% of the funding needs. Outside cash funding, the Airport has committed more than $345,000 in fee waivers for the first year of service.

After meeting with a number of airlines in the last nine months, the University has concluded it will be essential to offer risk mitigation, in the form of a revenue guarantee, for any new route and/or new airline. Due to the budget crisis in the State of Illinois, and subsequent pressure on the University’s budget, it is clear the majority of this guarantee must come from outside sources, such as the Small Community Air Service Development Program.

By: University of Illinois Willard Airport

2004 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

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


August 2, 2011

Proposal of DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport - Bookmarked - DeKalb, IL

Federal Amount Requested: $40,000

In order to increase the use of DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport to the benefit of the local economy, the Airport must increase the use of the airport for on-demand business and cargo operations. The requested grant monies will be used to prepare and execute a marketing strategy specifically to DeKalb area businesses that might make use of charter, on-demand, or cargo air services. This marketing strategy will include; 1) an economic analysis of charter and cargo operations geared towards the local business environment, 2) events meant to highlight the proximity of DKB and the ease of charter air travel, 3) events meant to bring charter / cargo aviation community together with potential local business, education, medical, and agriculture clients, and 4) print and billboard advertising to highlight the availability of DKB as an aviation option.

By: City of DeKalb

http://www.cityofdekalb.com/DeKalb%20Airport/Home.html - DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport


Indiana


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Evansville-Vanderburgh Airport Authority - Evansville, IN

Evansville Regional Airport proposes that a small portion of the cost of new air service start-up be supported up front with federal funds from the Small Community Air Service Development Program. Of the total project cost of $600,000, only $50,000 will be used for marketing and advertising projects. An undetermined amount of money will be used to cover the airline’s startup costs in the market. The federal share of this project will be $500,000, of which the majority is to be used as a revenue guarantee.

If for some reason service is not commenced in a timely manner for this route or with a Star Alliance partner, the airport proposes to use the federal grant money awarded under the SCASDGP to launch service on another route or with an other carrier interested in providing service to the community that can provide access to a new hub. The airport would recruit other airlines depending on their ability to compete and to lower local airfares.

By: Evansville-Vanderburg Airport Authority


2004 SCASD Proposal with South Bend
2009 SCASD Proposal

2010 SCASD Proposal

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


August 2, 2011

Proposal of French Lick Airport - 19.9MB - French Lick, IN

Our request is for a grant in the amount of $135,000 which will be matched with $15,000 of local funds. This grant will be used to perform studies to determine what form of potential air service is most realistic and best serves the needs of our Airport, the French Lick Resort, and surrounding tourism and business industries. Additionally, the study will develop a marketing strategy on how to implement the findings.

By: French Lick Airport

http://www.frenchlickairport.com/ - French Lick Airport


August 2, 2011

Proposal of St. Jospeh County Airport Authority - Bookmarked - South Bend, IN

The St. Joseph County Airport Authority South Bend 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 $575,000 to provide a minimum revenue guarantee paired with marketing support for the addition of one roundtrip flight in the South Bend-Denver market, operated by a major airline with a Denver hub, and specifically focused on Frontier Airlines. The community believes an award for non-stop service on a low cost carrier, or a carrier with both service and connectivity through Denver will reverse declining traffic at South Bend Airport and lower the cost of air travel for residents and visitors to the area by providing them with a portal to west-coast destinations.

By: St. Joseph County Airport Authority

2004 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

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


Iowa

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Dubuque Regional Airport - 18.4MB - Dubuque, IA

The City of Dubuque/Dubuque Regional Airport is requesting $500,000 in federal assistance to implement a $740,000 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

2006 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proopsal
2010 SCASD Proposal

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

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


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Eastern Iowa Airport - Bookmarked - Cedar Rapids, IA

The Cedar Rapids Airport Commission is requesting a grant of $400,000 under the Small Community Air Service Development Program, to be matched with community 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, rental fees waivers and marketing for the first year of service.

Analysis indicates that a LCC operating a network route strategy will have a wide reaching impact on fares and, therefore, have the maximum impact with respect to reducing traffic leakage from The Eastern Iowa Airport. The Airport has identified the following carriers as the most logical providers of such service:

  • Southwest/AirTran Airlines to Milwaukee; or
  • Frontier Airlines service to Milwaukee

By: Cedar Rapids Airport Commission

2002 SCASD Proposal
2003 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal
2006 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

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


Kansas

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Forbes Field Airport - Bookmarked - Topeka, KS

The Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority seeks a Small Community Air Service Development Grant, in the amount of $550,000, to help mitigate the initial monetary risk in serving the Topeka – Denver route, primarily for a United Express carrier. In addition to the federal portion, the Airport Authority has developed local cash commitments of $65,000 in support of this project. The total project cost is projected to be $615,000. With demonstrated demand for service in the Topeka market, and demand for connectivity over the Denver hub, the Airport projects the new flights will be profitable within one year.

By: Forbes Field Airport

2007 SCASD Proposal with Salina, KS
2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

OST-1996-1352 - EAS at Topeka

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


Kentucky

August 2, 2011

Proposal of City of Pikeville - Pikeville, KY

The City of Pikeville seeks a grant through the Small Community Air Service Development Grant Proposal on behalf of its partner, the Pikeville-Pike County Regional Airport in the amount of $750,000.

Currently, there is no scheduled passenger airline service at PBX. The nearest airport with scheduled passenger airline service is Tri-State Airport which serves Huntington, West Virginia and Ashland, Kentucky, and which is over 100 miles away. PBX has never had scheduled passenger airline service.

By: City of Pikeville

http://www.pikecountyairport.com/ - Pikeville Regional Airport


Louisiana

August 2, 2011

Proposal of City of Baton Rouge - Bookmarked - Baton Rouge, LA

In order to obtain lower fares, more competition and nonstop flights to the top metro market destination without nonstop service, the Airport will seek: 1) Nonstop service by United/Continental Airlines to Washington Dulles International Airport, or 2) Nonstop service by US Airways to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The Airport requests $340,000 in Federal funding which will be matched with 20% local funding. While the proposed routes are projected to be profitable in the long term, they may sustain temporary losses during years 1-2 until traffic levels mature. SCASDP funding combined with the Airport match will be utilized to cover landing fees and new destination advertising while the route develops.

By: City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge

2002 SCASD Proposal
2003 SCASD Proposal
2004 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

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



Maine

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport - Bookmarked - Auburn/Lewiston, ME

The biggest air service development project at the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport is just about to begin – the remodeling of the 1950s era passenger terminal. The project will cost $800,000, paid for by the communities of Auburn and Lewiston, but it will be essential to the Airport’s ability to handle scheduled airline service. The project should be complete by the summer of 2012, meaning service could begin at that time.

The next step in the Airport’s air service development program is the development of funding for risk mitigation. The Airport’s meetings with various airlines have yielded a specific plan for risk mitigation. This Small Community Air Service Development Grant is a key to that risk mitigation program.

The Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport proposes a total of $700,000 be used in the funding of this project. The Airport and its community partners (detailed later in this application) have raised a total of $100,000 in new funding for the project – or 14% of the total project cost. The remaining $600,000 would come from the federal Small Community Air Service Development Grant requested in this proposal.

Of the total project cost of $700,000, $100,000 will be used for marketing and advertising projects, focused on the immediate Auburn-Lewiston catchment area. Up to $50,000 from the federal portion of the project cost will be used to cover start-up costs for the airline entering the market. The federal share of this project will be $600,000, of which, at least, $550,000 will be used as a revenue guarantee for the new carrier.

By: Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport

2009 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

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


Massachusetts

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Westover Metropolitan Airport - Bookmarked - Chicopee, MA

Westover Metropolitan Airport is requesting a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in the amount of $200,000. SCASD funding would be supplemented with community funding totaling $50,000 in cash to market and advertise daily or less-than-daily service to one or more leisure destinations from Westover. In addition, the Airport would provide incentives, in the form of fee waivers, valued at up to $374,000 over two years.

Eight leisure destinations and four airlines have been identified for potential service from Westover Metropolitan Airport. Seven of the destinations are in Florida – West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Punta Gorda, St. Petersburg, Lakeland, Sanford/Orlando and Destin/Ft. Walton Beach. Myrtle Beach, in South Carolina, has also been identified as a potential market for service, and Direct Air's new service to San Juan from several mainland markets makes San Juan a target for service from Westover. Westover is targeting four airlines as candidates for service to these destinations: Allegiant, Direct Air, Spirit and Vision. These carriers (Direct Air is actually an indirect air carrier providing public charter air flights) currently provide service to one or more of the targeted destinations from other smaller airports on the East Coast and the Midwest.

By: Westover Metropolitan Airport

http://www.wmass-arptcef.com/ - Westover Metropolitan Airport


Michigan


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Delta County Airport - Escanaba, MI

Grant Proposal Amount: $72,500.00

Major Objectives:

  1. Increase passenger boardings to 10,000
  2. Developing a new campaign, “FLY ESC, Escape via Delta County Airport”, that will market our selected EAS air carrier for Delta County Airport, putting the emphasis on their upcoming changes to the air services being provided, 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: County of Delta

2003 SCASD Proposal
2007 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

OST-2003-15128 - EAS at Escanaba

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

 

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport - Kalamazoo, MI

The County of Kalamazoo, the airport sponsor, is requesting $500,000 in federal assistance to implement a $823,170 air service initiative. The project goal is to improve air service to high demand markets in the Southern US, Mexico, Central and South America. New service to a Southern hub is the region’s top priority. The Strategic Plan, American Eagle service to Dallas-Fort Worth, will achieve the project goal.

By: Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Int'l Airport

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

http://www.azoairport.com/ - Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport

 

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Manistee County Blacker Airport - Manistee, MI

The estimated funding requirement to implement a highly effective public awareness advertising campaign is $90,000. The amount that is requested is $50,000 through this grant along with $25,000 cash pledged through local support and $15,000 in in-kind local support. The local contributions have been acquired through municipalities, local businesses, and community groups.

By: Manistee County Blacker Airport

OST-1996-1711 - EAS at Manistee/Ludington, MI

http://www.manisteeairport.com/ - Manistee County Blacker Airport


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Sawyer International Airport - Marquette, MI

Sawyer International Airport, which serves as the primary airport for Marquette, Michigan and a large portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, is requesting a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in the amount of $250,000. SCASD funding would be supplemented with community and airport funding totaling $76,000 in cash and in-kind funding valued at $257,658 to provide a minimum revenue guarantee for air service between Marquette and Lansing. The total value of the proposed program is $583,568, including all sources of cash and in-kind contributions.

No nonstop service is available from any airport on Michigan's Upper Peninsula to the State Capital in Lansing, and a significant amount of Upper Peninsula business is conducted in Lansing as the seat of the state's government and home to Michigan State University. Currently, travelers using commercial air service must connect in Detroit or Minneapolis/St. Paul when traveling between the Upper Peninsula and Lansing. Other options include the use of private aircraft, an air taxi or driving to Lansing. The drive to Lansing is 396 miles and is typically a seven hour trip in good weather conditions.

By: Sawyer Int'l Airport

http://www.sawyerairport.com/ - Sawyer International Airport


Minnesota

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Bemidji Regional Airport Authority - Bookmarked - Bemidji, MN

Grant Request: $141,000
A portion of year one startup/operating costs.

We will be targeting passengers that drive to/from MSP and passengers that will be coming to the area for specific events at the new regional event center (opened in 2010). The other target market is the International Language Camp along with foreign/international students attending Bemidji State University full time in their immersion programs that is operated each summer for international students from around the world.

This is our second proposal. The first proposal focused upon lowering airline operating costs by funding a ground handling operation. The carrier targeted was Allegiant for new LAS service. This proposal focuses on lowering leakage, increasing use of inbound air travel to the region, and achieving improved performance resulting in lower airfares, by offering a unique service that will allow the region to aggregate resources and build an effective data base for airline travel. In addition, with the recent announcement by DL stating their intent to abandon or seek additional subsidies in EAS markets such as Bemidji, this service will provide a major resource for passengers in the region.

By: Bemidji Regional Airport Authority

OST-2011-0134 - EAS at Bemidji (Suspension of Service)

http://www.bemidjiairport.org/ - Bemidji Regional Airport


August 2, 2011

Proposal of St. Cloud Regional Airport - Bookmarked - St. Cloud, MN

This application seeks $750,000 in funds from the Small Community Air Service Development Program to secure access to the Nation’s air transportation network, preferably to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, replacing the air service lost when Delta Connection left the community without any air service in December, 2009. St. Cloud will partner with local governments and business to fund additional $700,000 in local cash and in-kind contributions for the proposed air service.

By: St. Cloud Regional Airport

2002 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

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


Mississippi


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Golden Triangle Regional Airport - Bookmarked - Columbus, Starkville and West Point, MS

GTR and the region it serves today require additional air service access to satisfy, support, and maintain the economic growth that this region of Mississippi has experienced. To that end, the Airport and community are requesting a grant in the amount of $800,000, to be matched 20% with local dollars, to recruit either American Airlines service to its DFW hub, or United to its Houston Intercontinental hub. Either one can provide the westbound access the region requires.

By: Golden Triangle Regional Airport

2002 SCASD Proposal
2007 SCASD Proposal

http://www.gtra.com/ - Golden Triangle Regional Airport


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport - Gulfport, MS

The Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority is seeking a grant in the amount of $900,000 from the Small Community Air Service Development Program to provide revenue and marketing support for the restoration, recruitment and development of nonstop service to Ft. Lauderdale, FL or other low cost carrier hub city located in Florida. The grant funds will be matched with $200,000 from public-private partnership, $50,000 in Airport funds, and $60,000 in Airport In-kind funds.

By: Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority

2005 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

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


Montana

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Bozeman Gallatin Field Airport - Bookmarked - Bozeman, MT

The specifics of any service plan will depend significantly on the carrier that operates the service. However, the Coalition is confident that with the proposed amount of funds available for a revenue guarantee, which is $1,725,000 ($1.0 million federal grant and $725,000 local contribution), nonstop service can be established on a seasonal basis in the New York-Bozeman market. We expect that this
level of funding will support a two-year service period with 2 to 3 weekly round trips during each of the
peak summer and peak winter periods.

By: Gallatin Field Airport Authority

http://www.bozemanairport.com/ - Bozeman Gallatin Field Airport


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Great Falls International Airport - Great Falls, MT

Great Falls International Airport is proposing a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in the amount of $500,000 to supplement Airport and community-matching cash and in-kind contributions of $180,918 to provide a minimum revenue guarantee for regional jet service between Great Falls and San Francisco on United Airlines or SkyWest.

By: Great Falls Int'l Airport

2010 SCASD Proposal

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



Nevada

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Consoritum of West Wendover - Bookmarked - West Wendover, NV

Federal amount requested: $1,000,000

The goal of the Partnership is to establish scheduled air service with Public Charters via Wendover Airport to SLC, RNO and LAS, including ELY and EKO.

The goal of the Action Plan is to address issues associated with the proposed air service that are critical to the long-term success of that service. In this regard, this Action Plan will address these elements for the City of West Wendover:

  1. Recruit new air service for Wendover from Public Charters.
  2. Market, promote, and support new air service; spread the word around the catchment area.
  3. Secure additional revenue to support airline service.

By: Consortium of West Wendover

2002 SCASD Proposal
2003 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.co.tooele.ut.us/wendoverairport.htm - Wendover Airport


New York


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Albany County Airport Authority - Bookmarked - Albany, NY

Albany International Airport is proposing a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in the amount of $1,500,000 to supplement a community-based cash contribution of $250,000, airport cash funding of $25,000, community in-kind contributions of $291,600 and airport in-kind incentives valued at $481,908 to provide a minimum revenue guarantee for service between Albany and Houston Intercontinental on United Airlines (or a United regional affiliate) or Houston Hobby Airport on Southwest Airlines.

Because United already operates service from Albany to three of its other hubs, Chicago, Newark and Washington Dulles, United already has a base of existing potential customers, the members in its frequent flyer program, in Albany. United's existing service in Albany also means United would not incur any start-up expenses to begin service in the market, and start-up expenses are a major hurdle airlines face when they begin service in a market without an existing presence.

Like potential United service to Houston, Southwest service from Albany to Houston would also provide a new gateway for connections beyond Houston to other large Texas markets: Austin, San Antonio, Dallas/Ft. Worth and the Rio Grande Valley. Like United, Southwest is an incumbent carrier at Albany, and Albany-Houston service could easily be added to Southwest's existing schedule.

By: Albany County Airport Authority

2009 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

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


July 30, 2011

Proposal of Town of Massena - Massena, NY

We will use the federal and local cash investment to leverage a minimum of $100,000 in in-kind support to enhance SCASDP-funded marketing activities. We will invite/document inkind support from these sources:

  • A minimum of $25,000 in donated advertising space. In our 2005 SCASDP grant, we documented $20,000 in additional, bonus advertising above the grant dollars invested.
  • A minimum of $50,000 in in-kind support from 13 grant partners. A total of 16% of this amount has been pre-committed by 11 of the partners, for a base investment of $8,250. In 2005, we documented that over $200,000 was contributed in in-kind hours/materials from members of the St. Lawrence Valley Task Force over four years; it is reasonable to project that we will be able to secure and document $50,000 in in-kind support in three years from 13 partners, particularly with our focus on working on specific events/promotions with each partner, and concentrated effort by the project coordinator to document in-kind contributions on an ongoing basis throughout the project.
  • A minimum of $25,000 in in-kind support from Cape Air. In our 2005 SCASDP grant, Cape Air documented contributing $18,182 in in-kind support to airport marketing efforts. For this application, Cape Air has discussed using up to one-third of their annual EAS marketing budget (approximately $10,000 annually/$30,000 total) toward SCASDP-funded EAS marketing efforts for Massena, with the emphasis on directing their marketing dollars for promotions focused on US residents.

By: Town of Massena

OST-1997-2842 - EAS at Massena/Ogdensubrg/Watertown, NY

http://www.massenaworks.com/town/airport.asp - Town of Massena Airport

 

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - Newburgh, NY

The Airport proposes an initial investment of $450,000.

The Port Authority of NY & NJ plans on using the Grant to implement further the shared use platform that has recently been installed in the Terminal; assist existing and entrant carriers in establishing new destinations by providing an operating cost offset; and provide marketing support toward the establishment of new destination service. This platform can be used by all existing air carriers as well as be used as an attractant for potential air carriers that would like to enter the market but are reluctant to do so because of barriers to entry. The information within this section outlines our case for why this project is needed, an outline for what would take place, and a timeline for how we intend to accomplish our goal.

By: PANYNJ

http://www.panynj.gov/airports/stewart.html - Stewart International Airport


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Niagara Falls International Airport - Niagara Falls, NY

The Stakeholders Group is seeking a grant from the USDOT for $275,000 to be used for two purposes:

  1. Broaden the community’s awareness of the economic and social benefits of the NFIA and marketing the NFIA to potential air carrier services
  2. Augment costs in support of the NFTA’s financial incentives for air carrier services as revenue guarantees. The community and Stakeholder Group will continue to support marketing incentives provided by the NFTA

By: Niagara Falls Int'l Airport

http://www.niagarafallsairport.com/ - Niagara Falls International Airport


North Dakota

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Bismarck Airport - Bookmarked - Bismarck, ND

In this grant application the Bismarck Airport proposes a Department funding level of $500,000, matched by $50,000 in local non-airport cash funding and $25,000 in Airport marketing funding plus in-kind (Airport fee waivers) of $398,104. This combined $575,000 in cash and $398,014 in in-kind support would be used to support new American Eagle nonstop service from Bismarck to Dallas/Fort Worth. This service would bring much needed additional competition to the Bismarck market and provide critical improvement in transit times and transit options between western North Dakota’s booming energy sector and the vast oil and gas mining infrastructure based in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

American Eagle has expressed interest in the potential of such a route segment. However, development of such a bold new nonstop air service route in the American heartland would be a significant financial commitment on the part of the carrier. This SCASD Grant would provide Bismarck with the necessary funding to provide an economic backstop to initial carrier operations and possible initial operating losses.

By: Bismarck Airport

2002 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

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


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Hector International Airport - Bookmarked - Fargo, ND

Hector International Airport is requesting a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in the amount of $750,000 to supplement community and airport cash contributions of $275,000, community in-kind and airport in-kind incentives valued at $25,000 for marketing and advertising to provide a minimum revenue guarantee for service between Fargo and Dallas/Ft. Worth on American Eagle. The total value of financial assistance and incentives for the proposed service is $1,050,000.

Fargo-Dallas/Ft. Worth service could likely duplicate American Eagle's success in the Sioux Falls-Dallas/Ft. Worth market, which was inaugurated in April 2010. This service is the result of a minimum revenue gaurantee partially funded by a SCASD award in 2008.

By: Hector Int'l Airport

2005 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

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


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Grand Forks Regional Airport - Grand Forks, ND

The Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority is proposing a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in the amount of $300,000 to accompany the community and airport funding in the amount of $441,000 to provide a revenue guarantee for service between Grand Forks and a second major hub airport like Denver and/or Chicago O’Hare with service from a 50-seat regional jet operated by a major carrier or an affiliate of that carrier.

By: Grand Forks Regional Airport

2006 SCASD Proposal

http://www.gfkairport.com/ - Grand Forks International Airport


Ohio

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Akron-Canton Airport - Canton, OH

To preserve low fares that are so critical for Akron-Canton travelers and businesses, Akron-Canton Airport with the support of Southwest Airlines, is applying for $350,000 that would be used to firmly establish the Southwest brand at the local level over a two year period. The first 24 months of the transition from AirTran to Southwest are vital to converting passengers from one loved airline brand to another.

By: Akron-Canton Airport

2006 SCASD Proposal

OST-1999-6307 - EAS at Akron-Canton

http://www.akroncantonairport.com/


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Toledo Express Airport - Bookmarked - Toledo, OH

The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority is requesting a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in the amount of $750,000 as part of a $2.1 million effort to increase retention of Northwest Ohio passengers at Toledo Express Airport through the introduction of new air service. The Department of Transportation’s role would be to support a $1 million minimum revenue guarantee with a $750,000 grant.

By: Toledo Express Airport

2004 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal

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


Oregon

 

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Klamath Falls Airport - Klamath Falls, OR

The lack of timely air service coverage and connectivity has increased travel costs for business and leisure travelers and is impeding the economic recovery of the area. To address this problem, the City of Klamath Falls, the airport sponsor, is requesting $250,000 in federal assistance to facilitate the implementation of a $314,500 air service improvement initiative that would add an early morning flight between Klamath Falls and Portland. The project goal is to improve air service to a broad section of Klamath Falls’ traveling community, mitigate the need to drive long distances to access acceptable and timely air service, and provide better local access to the air transportation system.

By: City of Klamath Falls

2006 SCASD Proposal
2007 SCASD Proposal

OST-1997-2980 - EAS at Klamath Falls

http://www.klamathfallsairport.com/ - Klamath Falls Airport

 

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Rogue Valley International - Medford Airport - Medford, OR

The Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport seeks a Small Community Air Service Development Grant, in the amount of $500,000, to help mitigate the initial monetary risk in serving the route. 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 support to advertise the new service throughout northern California and southern Oregon. The Airport proposes an initial schedule of one daily flight on the route in each direction.

By: Rogue Valley Int'l - Medford Airport

2010 SCASD Proposal

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


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Southwest Oregon Regional Airport - North Bend/Coos Bay, OR

Despite rising fares and capacity cuts, the Airport, and its major partner, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, were able to recruit the Oregon coast’s first ever jet service, which launched this summer on SkyWest/United Express to San Francisco. The jet has been well received, supporting load factors around 80% in its first few weeks of service.

With this recent success in mind, the Airport is working to build on its momentum by recruiting Delta coded service to the Salt Lake City hub. The Airport and the Resort have met with both Delta and SkyWest to pitch the idea. As part of the overall project, Bandon Dunes has contributed $180,000, in cash – 23% of the total project cost of $780,000. Additionally, SkyWest has written a letter of support in favor of this Grant proposal

With strong, local financial support the project is already on solid footing. The Grant request of $600,000 will help move the project forward on an accelerated timeline, with service launch being targeted for May of 2012.

By: Southwest Oregon Regional Airport

2006 SCASD Proposal of Klamath Falls and Coos Bay

OST-2008-0205 - EAS at North Bend/Coos Bay

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



Pennsylvania


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Harrisburg International Airport - Harrisburg, PA

The purpose of this application is to request a $500,000 Small Community Air Service Development Grant, to be added to $200,000 already secured in a regional public/private partnership program, to assist with marketing expenses and a limited time (12-18 month) revenue guarantee program. The specific route MDT is targeting with this application is for new nonstop service to Denver, Colorado. However, should economic conditions change between now and the time the grant is awarded, or if the proposed airline is unable to provide the service for any variety of reasons, we request the opportunity to change the specific route associated with this award to another route, with the Department's consent.

MDT received a $400,000 SCASDG in 2006 which was used for different purposes. At that time, MDT was trying to secure low fare nonstop service to a destination in Florida. Those grant monies were used to provide funds for station startup costs, marketing and year one ground handling services.

By: Harrisburg Int'l Airport

2006 SCASD Proposal

http://www.flyhia.com/ - Harrisburg International Airport

 

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Arnold Palmer Regional Airport - Latrobe, PA

The authority is seeking $200,000 in SCASD marketing funding to match the $200,000 in local operational funding that the authority will provide to staff Spirit Airlines operations at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport. The airport has also committed more than $200,000 in In-Kind contributions derived from waivers of standard facility fees and costs, including ramp and landing fees, terminal rents and costs for use of baggage system, deicing equipment and the passenger loading bridge.

By: Westmoreland County Airport Authority

2003 SCASD Proposal
2004 SCASD Proposal
2007 SCASD Proposal for Pennsylvania Consortium

2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.palmerairport.com/ - Arnold Palmer Regional Airport


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport - Bookmarked - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA

An airline or airlines to provide service to one or more nonstop leisure destinations, i.e. but not limited to, Central Florida region, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Punta Gorda, Las Vegas and/or Myrtle Beach, minimum two flights per week per destination. Risk abatement subsidy, as well as ground handling and start-up costs for provided service: FAA - $200,000.

An airline to provide nonstop Pittsburgh, Washington, DC and/or Boston service, minimum two daily flights per weekday per destination. Risk abatement subsidy for weekday service up to six months: FAA - $125,000.

Local Market Advertising to provide needed baseline support for new and/or restored airline service with a new or present airline, as well as support of additional flights with present airline service: FAA - $175,000.

Total - $500,000

By: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Int'l Airport

2004 SCASD Proposal
2006 SCASD Proposal
2007 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

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


Tennessee

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Tri-Cities Regional Airport - Bookmarked - Blountville, TN

The Tri-Cities Airport Commission is requesting a Small Community Air Service Development grant in the amount of $250,000 to fund a minimum revenue guarantee on American Eagle for regional jet service between Tri-Cities and Dallas/Ft. Worth. In addition to the amount requested from the Department, organizations in the community have pledged $50,000 in cash that can be applied to the minimum revenue guarantee.

Tri-Cities-Dallas/Ft. Worth service could likely duplicate American Eagle's success in the Asheville-Dallas/Ft. Worth market, which was inaugurated on a seasonal basis in April 2010.

By: Tri-Cities Regional Airport

2007 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

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


Texas

August 2, 2011

Propoasl of Abilene Regional Airport - Bookmarked - 18.2MB - Abilene, TX

This proposal seeks to improve air service to and from Abilene and the West Central Texas region by requesting funds to assist with offsetting start-up costs for a new carrier, including marketing assistance to support the new service for two years.

The City of Abilene requests a grant for $800,000 under the terms of the Small Community Air Service Development Program to enhance access to the national air transportation system for the residents, businesses, universities, and healthcare systems of the Airport’s 16-county catchment area.

Based on the past efforts of Abilene Regional Airport and its stakeholders throughout the West Central Texas region, along with a local cash contribution of $210,000, in support of its proposal from the Development Corporation of Abilene and Texas Midwest Communities Network; and In-Kind contribution estimated at $55,800 in annual airport fee waivers over the two-year grant period, Abilene has a high likelihood of success in attracting and establishing a new air carrier.

By: City of Abilene

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

OST-2005-20454 - EAS at Abilene

http://www.abilenetx.com/Airport/ - Abilene Regional Airport


August 2, 2011

Proposal of San Angelo Regional Airport - San Angelo, TX

The San Angelo Regional Airport, the City of San Angelo, and the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce respectfully submit a proposal seeking a federal grant of $500,000 under the Small Community Air Service Development Program.

This grant, in combination with an additional $94,000 of public and private funds (both in-kind and cash) will allow the Airport to offer an incentive package to airlines willing to start service between a major hub airport and San Angelo. The incentive package would include revenue guarantees, marketing, and subsidized route start-up costs.

By: San Angelo Regional Airport

2004 SCASD Proopsal
2005 SCASD Proposal

OST-2005-20454 - EAS at San Angelo (Suspension of Service)

http://www.sanangelotexas.us/index.asp?SEC={BEF8E5DC-276D-43FA-87FB-4494632705DF}&Type=B_BASIC - San Angelo Regional Airport


Utah


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Ogden City Corporation - Ogden, UT

Federal amount requested: $600,000

  • Promoting awareness among residents of locally available service.
  • Attracting a new carrier through revenue guarantees or operating cost offsets.
  • Attracting new forms of service, such as on-demand air taxi service.
  • Offering an incumbent carrier financial or other incentives to lower its fares, increase its frequencies, add new routes, or deploy more suitable aircraft, including upgrading its equipment from turboprops to regional jets.
  • Combining traffic support from surrounding communities with regionalized service through one airport; or providing local ground transportation service to improve access to air service to the community and the surrounding area.

By: Ogden City Corporation

2005 SCASD Proposal
2006 SCASD Proposal

2007 SCASD Proposal

http://www.ogdencity.com/about_ogden/transportation/airport.aspx - Ogden-Hinckley Airport


Vermont

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Burlington International Airport - Bookmarked - Burlington, VT

The specific goals of BTV's Air Service Development Plan include the following:

  • Attract a new carrier and/or utilize a current carrier to provide new service to one or more of the top BTV O&D destinations.
  • Successfully compete with regional airports in upstate New York and New Hampshire, whose facilities are one to three hours away.
  • Extend the marketing presence of BTV into Vermont markets just beyond the primary catchment area.

Federal Amount Requested - $300,000

By: Burlington Int'l Airport

2007 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

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


Virginia


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Lynchburg Regional Airport - Lynchburg, VA

The Lynchburg Regional Airport and the City of Lynchburg, in partnership with the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce through its Air Service Development Partnership and the Lynchburg Economic Development Authority hereby applies for a grant in the amount of $800,000 under the Small Community Air Service Development Program.

While Delta Air Lines recently departed the Lynchburg market, it is clear that the current phase of airline consolidation resulting in a new wave of anti-competitive market developments, combined with Delta’s lack of attention to maintaining competitive, effective yield management in the LYH market, has clearly created new opportunities for a replacement air carrier.

The intent of the grant is to develop new airline service between the Lynchburg Regional Airport and Atlanta based on that airport’s presence as an established Southeast hub airport which is geographically ideal for serving major markets from the mid-Atlantic region, particularly central and southwest Virginia population centers. To further enhance market potential, possible integrated hub service to near-by Baltimore-Washington International Airport is a secondary target in order to further maximize traffic flow potential.

By: Lynchburg Regional Airport

2002 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal

2006 SCASD Proposal

OST-2001-10791, OST-2004-17013 - EAS at Lynchburg

http://www.lynchburgva.gov/index.aspx?page=85 - Lynchburg Regional Airport


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport - Bookmarked - Weyer's Cave, VA

To counteract the trend the Airport plans a wide-ranging marketing campaign, saturating the entire Shenandoah Valley. The Airport seeks $150,000 in federal funds, to be paired with $50,000 in local cash funds, which is above and beyond the current Airport marketing budget. The Airport realizes the importance of the effort, and has adjusted its budget accordingly to provide a 33% match to the federal funding it is requesting. 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: Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

OST-2002-11378 - EAS at Staunton

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


Washington

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Spokane Airport Board - Bookmarked - Spokane, WA

The grant is requested to respond to the lack of nonstop service to the Los Angeles Basin. Currently, Spokane-Coeur d’Alene is the largest population center in the Northwest without any nonstop flights to the Los Angeles Basin. The Airport and community are well aware that the US airline industry is not in an expansion mode. However this air service deficiency is a strong revenue opportunity for the carrier(s) targeted.

The grant requests $1,000,000 with a local match of $200,000 to establish a revenue-guarantee program to reduce the initial risk to the carrier recruited.

By: Spokane Airport Board

http://www.spokaneairports.net/ - Spokane International Airport


West Virginia

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Greenbrier Valley Airport - Lewisburg, WV

The airport and its partners and partner communities are requesting a SCASD grant in the amount of $300,000 to be matched with $75,000 for a total project cost of $375,000. The Airport believes this application meets the intent and spirit of the Small Community Air Service Development Program, and would greatly appreciate favorable consideration by the Department

Greenbrier Valley Airport is proposing to retain current air service and continue air service growth by categorizing groups of potential new passengers and using a combination of public relations, advertising, better ground transportation and direct personal contact to make them customers of Greenbrier Valley Airport. Currently the airport has a daily non-stop Delta 50 seat jet to both JFK and to Atlanta subsidized by The Greenbrier Resort, and twice weekly service to CLE on 19 seat turboprops operated by Gulfstream for Continental Airlines. Our objective is to increase traffic loads to reduce needed subsidies and to build our passenger base by reducing the estimated 90% leakage to other airports.

By: Greenbrier Valley Airport

OST-2003-15553 - EAS at Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs/Lewisburg, WV

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


Wisconsin

August 2, 2011

Proposal of Outgamie County Regional Airport - Bookmarked - Appleton, WI

Motion for Confidential Treatment

ATW is applying for a Small Community Air Service Development Grant to help fund a revenue guarantee to offset the spool-up costs and new market risk. Key benefits:

  • Backfill lost capacity, reduce loss of enplanements and prevent increases in leakage
  • Maintain pressure on fares through increased competition

Long-term success will be achieved through:

  • Leveraging airport’s experience in timely and successful implementation of 2009 SCASDP grant

By: Outgamie County Regional Airport

2003 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.atwairport.com/ - Outgamie County Regional Airport


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Austin Straubel International Airport - Green Bay, WI

Brown County, SCASDP. the legal sponsor, is requesting $500,000 in federal assistance to implement an $864,865 air service initiative. The project goal is to acquire year-round western hub service which will alleviate insufficient western connections that exist today and is the top priority of the community. The Strategic Plan, Frontier Airlines year-round Denver service or American Eagle Dallas-Fort Worth service, will achieve the project goal.

By: Austin Straubel Int'l Airport

2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.co.brown.wi.us/airport/ - Austin Straubel International Airport


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Rhinelander/Oneida County Airport - Rhinelander, WI

The Airport and the County of Oneida herein submit an application for $100,000 under the Small Community Air Service Development Grant Program. This will be matched by community funds in the amount of $15,000. The funding will be used to assist the carrier in establishing itself in the marketplace and at Rhinelander Regional Airport.

The funds would be aimed at two key components necessary for a new airline brand to establish itself. The first is marketing. The second is the cost hurdle of setting up operations at the Airport.

By: City of Rhinelander & County of Oneida

2002 SCASD Proposal
2007 SCASD Proposal

OST-2000-8327 - EAS at Rhinelander (Suspension of Service)

http://www.fly-rhi.org/ - Rhinelandder/Oneida County Airport


Wyoming


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Casper/Natrona County International Airport - Bookmarked - Casper, WY

Casper/Natrona County International Airport is requesting a grant of $500,000, with a local and state cash contribution of $90,000, an in-kind contribution of $75,480 plus a $150,000 commitment for tickets for a total incentive package of $815,480. With the receipt of the Small Community Air Service Development grant funds, our airline assistance package will have sufficient resources to provide a strong marketing program for the new air service and provide a revenue guarantee and cost offset for the airline during the initial months of operation.

Casper/Natrona County International Airport received a grant under the Small Community Air Service Development program jointly with Gillette Wyoming in 2002. The grant was $500,000 and was intended to support new air service between Casper/Natrona County International Airport, Gillette-Campbell County Airport, and Billings Montana by providing funds to lease a B-1900 aircraft for Big Sky Airlines. The airline had a small community hub in Billings and it was thought that Casper and Gillette could be contributors to the Big Sky operations at Billings. Air service was started in 2003 but the passenger demand was minimal and the airline ceased operations after a year in Casper and Gillette and returned the aircraft to the leasing company.

By: Casper/Natrona County Int'l Airport

2004 SCASD Proposal
2007 SCASD Proposal

http://iflycasper.com/ - Casper/Natrona International Airport


August 2, 2011

Proposal of Yellowstone Regional Airport - Bookmarked - Cody, WY

Yellowstone Regional Airport is applying for a Small Community Air Service Development Grant for $500,000, with local cash and in-kind contributions of another $323,000. Funds will help:

  • Reinstate lost service.
  • Reduce airfares.
  • Increase capacity and/or attract new service during peak season.

SkyWest supports this application.

By: Yellowstone Regional Airport

OST-2003-16033 - EAS at Cody (Suspended Service)
OST-2011-0121 - EAS at Cody (Suspended Service)

http://www.flyyra.com/ - Yellowstone Regional Airport


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