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2013 Small Community Air Service Development

Order 2013-6-14
OST-2013-0120

Issued and Served June 24, 2013

Order Soliciting Small Community Grant Proposals

As Published in Federal Register June 27, 2013

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 to address air service and airfare issues in their communities. Applications must be submitted to www.grants.gov no later than 5:00 PM EDT on Friday, July 26, 2013.

By: Susan Kurland


 

Order 2013-9-15
OST-2013-0120

Issued and Served September 27, 2013

Order Awarding Grants - Bookmarked

By this Order, the Department awards 25 grants under the Small Community Air Service Development Program benefitting communities in 22 states to assist with the implementation of the air service initiatives proposed in their grant applications. Award recipients must affirm their grant awards by entering into grant agreements with the Department on or before November 15, 2013. Award recipients may not seek to be reimbursed funds under the Small Community Program until they affirm their grant awards.

As an overview:

  • Sixteen of the awards are made to communities proposing revenue guarantee 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: Savannah, Georgia; Hailey, Idaho; Bismarck, North Dakota; Del Rio, Texas; Oxnard/Ventura, California; Gunnison, Colorado; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Springfield, Missouri; Wilmington, North Carolina; Stillwater, Oklahoma; McAllen, Texas; Richmond, Virginia; La Crosse, Wisconsin; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Charleston, West Virginia.
  • The award to Worcester, Massachusetts, provides marketing support for the newly-announced service.
  • The awards to Lawton, Oklahoma, and Wenatchee, Washington, will provide assistance for marketing campaigns to support existing service and draw more passengers to the communities’ airports. Additionally, the award to Klamath Falls, Oregon, is a marketing grant for existing air service as well as a passenger education effort to inform passengers of the airport’s name change.
  • The award to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pennsylvania, will provide start-up cost offsets and marketing to attract new air service.
  • The award to Sanford, Maine, allows the community to conduct a public transportation study to address connection deficiencies to nearby airports.
  • Three grant awards at EAS communities – the Mississippi Consortium, Plattsburgh, New York and the Pelican Consortium in Alaska – will be used to market current EAS service.

By: Susan Kurland

 


 

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Maine | Massachusetts | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Nevada | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina

North Dakota | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Texas | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia

Wisconsin | Wyoming

 


 

Alabama

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Huntsville International Airport - Huntsville, AL - Bookmarked

The objective of the grant request is to fund start-up/station costs and marketing efforts for the airlines to provide programs that will reduce the number of passengers driving to alternate airports. The airline can be any carrier currently serving the market or a new entrant such as Allegiant Air, which has provided a letter of support with this application. The airline must offer a program which can be readily advertised and substantially reduce the number of passengers driving to alternate airports. The airline must implement a program that is mutually beneficial for the community at large for either leisure or business travelers. This grant can be used to fund new programs by multiple airlines in our market. The $1,500,000 grant supplemented with the $500,000 grant from the City of Huntsville will be used to offset the start-up/station costs which could include but not limited to ground handling, salaries for new employees and marketing costs for any carrier that implements a program that reduces our passenger leakage.

After AirTran launched service, using funds from the 2010 grant, HSV’s leakage to other airports was recaptured and fares declined. In fact, HSV dropped as low as eighth on the BTS list of domestic air fares. HSV was one of 16 small communities that lost AirTran service due to the merger with Southwest and we began to see an increase in market leakage again.

By: Huntsville Int'l Airport

2002 SCASD Proposal
2003 SCASD Proposal

2004 SCASD Proposal

2006 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.hsvairport.org/ - Huntsville International Airport

 

July 25, 2013

Proposal of City of Mobile - Mobile, AL - Bookmarked

We are asking the Department of Transportation for $710,000 for air service marketing efforts.

The Air Service Development Task Force has completed a substantial amount of work that distinguishes our community from other applicants. We are not asking for funds for a stand-alone project. The media buys are part of a detailed plan.

A Small Community Air Service Development Grant was awarded to Mobile Regional Airport in 2002 to fund MOB’s Station Services Program.

By: City of Mobile

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

OST-2001-10680 - EAS at Mobile

http://www.mobairport.com/ - Mobile Regional Airport

 

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Montgomery Chamber of Commerce - Montgomery, AL

A part of the $840,000 fund will be used to market and promote the new service in the MGM service area. This will be accomplished by laser-focused electronic media, including e-mail, social media, and direct contact with key travel generators in the region.

The community 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.

Unfortunately, a set of events precluded the ultimate use of the 2005 grant. At the bottom line, Northwest Airlines found itself in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and therefore in a contraction mode. As a result, the grant was not utilized.

By: Montgomery Chamber of Commerce

2005 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal
2011 SCASD Proposal
2012 SCASD Proposal

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

 


 

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Maine | Massachusetts | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Nevada | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina

North Dakota | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Texas | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia

Wisconsin | Wyoming

 


 

Alaska

July 25, 2013

Proposal of City of Pelican - Angoon, Pelican, Tenakee Springs, Kake & Elfin Cove, AK

The communities of Angoon, Elfin Cove, Pelican, Tenakee Springs, and Kake have formed a consortium to seek a federal Small Community Air Service Development Grant. If awarded, this would be the first SCASD grant in the state of Alaska since 2006. These communities are all in a unique position in that they do not have any road access outside of their towns. All of these communities are on islands in southeast Alaska within 100 miles proximity of Juneau. Additionally, all of these communities have limited media and marketing exposure.

The only way to fully capitalize on the Department’s investment in the newly found access afforded to these communities is when all possible users of the service are aware of its availability and are aware of the destinations themselves. The $379,195 in the program will be used to promote the service, in addition to the in-kind personal and print marketing that tourism companies and organizations have committed to provide toward the same effort.

By: City of Pelican

2012 SCASD Proposal

OST-2002-11586 - EAS at Elfin Cove and Pelican
OST-2006-25542
 - EAS at Angoon and Tenakee
OST-2008-0217 - EAS at Kake
OST-1999-5166 - EAS at Kake

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elfin_Cove_Seaplane_Base - Elfin Cove Seaplane Base
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelican_Seaplane_Base - Pelican Seaplane Base
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angoon_Seaplane_Base - Angoon Seaplane Base
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenakee_Seaplane_Base - Tenakee Seaplane Base
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kake_Airport - Kake Airport

California

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Ventura County Department of Airports - Oxnard, CA - Bookmarked

The County of Ventura, the airport sponsor, is requesting $500,000 in federal assistance to implement a $779,630 air service initiative. The project goal is to re-introduce air service at OXR for catchment area passengers to access the national air transportation system. Re-introduction of air service is the region’s top priority. The Strategic Plan includes obtaining nonstop service to one of Oxnard’s top 10 markets, specifically Las Vegas, Phoenix or the San Francisco Bay area.

By: Oxnard Airport Authority

2009 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

2012 SCASD Proposal

OST-2010-0041 - EAS at Oxnard

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

 

 

Colorado

 

July 25, 2013

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

The Cities of Fort Collins & Loveland, Colorado, under the direction of the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport are seeking a grant award in all or part of $200,000. 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 no commercial air service out of FNL, flight options and destinations conveniently accessible from FNL are nonexistent for area passengers. Access to a regional hub with a substantial local market in addition to connecting service to beyond destinations would significantly improve the level and quality of air service at FNL.

By: Jason Licon, 970-962-2850

2010 SCASD Proposal (Loveland)
2011 SCASD Proposal

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

August 14, 2013

Withdrawal of Fort Collins-Loveland Airport - Fort Collins/Loveland, CO

The Fort Collins - Loveland Airport would like to request the 201 3 application for the Small Community Air Service Development Program Grant be withdrawn. We believe that this removal from consideration this year will serve the current best interest of our airport. We continue to value our relationship with the Degaitment of Transportation and look forward to working with you and your department in the future.

By: Jason Licon

 

 

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Gunnison County - Gunnison, CO - Bookmarked

The Gunnison Air Service Partnership, including the entities named above and a host of others are committed to reversing the decline in local air service and the summer/winter capacity imbalance. This Grant application describes our plan for restoring lost capacity. Our proposal calls for $350,000 in DOT funding, matched by $350,000 of local cash matching funds. Our primary new service target is summer season United Airlines nonstop service to Houston. This new service would begin to address the imbalance between winter and summer capacity and bring significant economic benefit to the Gunnison area. Alternative carrier/route options for Grant use are American service to Dallas or US Airways (merging with American) service to Phoenix.

By: Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport

2002 SCASD Proposal
2003 SCASD Proposal

2004 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal

OST-1998-3504 - EAS at Gunnison

http://www.gunnisoncounty.org/airport.html - Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport

 

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority - Grand Junction, CO - Bookmarked

This Small Community Air Service Development Program grant application for the Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority/Grand Junction Regional Airport, in Grand Junction, Colorado meets the guidelines set out in Docket OST-2013-0120. The Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority, the Airport sponsor, is requesting $250,000.00 in federal assistance to facilitate the implementation of a $300,000.00 air service improvement initiative. The project’s goals are to improve air service to abroad section of Grand Junction’s community traveling to the western United States and international destinations, 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)
2011 SCASD Proposal

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

 

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Montrose Regional Airport - Montrose, CO - Bookmarked

Due to the lack of available seat capacity and the extremely high airfares, Montrose Regional Airport respectfully submits its Small Community Air Service Development Program grant proposal for revenue guarantee to increase and expand upon the already successful east coast air service access. A portion of the grant funding and the community match will go towards targeted marketing and advertising of the new service. Carriers’ hubs east of MTJ with strong connectivity will be considered by the airport, including increasing access at already successful hubs such as ORD, DFW and ATL.

Federal funding requested: $750,000

By: Colorado Flights Alliance

2002 SCASD Proposal
2003 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal

2012 SCASD Proposal

http://www.montrosecounty.net/index.aspx?NID=194 - Montrose Regional Airport

 


 

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Maine | Massachusetts | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Nevada | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina

North Dakota | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Texas | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia

Wisconsin | Wyoming

 


 

Connecticut

July 25, 2013

Proposal of City of New Haven - New Haven, CT

The Federal Amount requested in the grant proposal is $740,000. The Local Share will be $260,000 in matching cash or 26% of the total dollar amount. Local funds will be provided by the Economic Development Corporation of New Haven. Together, these two amounts will combine for a total of $1,000,000 in cash to be used to improve and incentivize air service at HVN.

The Tweed New Haven Airport Authority has been in discussions with two potential airlines to begin non-stop service to Washington, DC from HVN. Silver Airways and US Airways have both expressed interest in serving the market if SCASDP funds were made available to them. Silver Airways would operate service to IAD at least twice daily with Saab-340 B+ aircraft in conjunction with United Airlines
thereby allowing for seamless transfers of passengers and bags between the two carriers. US Airways would operate at least twice daily service to its hub at DCA. Once the SCASDP funds are acquired, the Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport Authority will notify both carriers of the grant receipt and jumpstart discussions for initiating service.

By: City of New Haven

2002 SCASD Proposal
2003 SCASD Proposal

2004 SCASD Proposal

2006 SCASD Proposal

2007 SCASD Proposal

OST-1997-2915 - EAS at New Haven

http://www.flytweed.com/ - Connecticut Airport

 

Georgia

July 25, 2013

Proposal of City of Macon - Macon, GA - Bookmarked

Fully executing the Commercial Air Service Awareness Campaign will require $662,750 of funding distributed over a 36 month period. However, the requested amount may not be compatible with the SCASDP Grant budget. Therefore, the proposed plan is designed to be flexible, so in the event full funding is not available, an effective alternative can be implemented. The cost of the Commercial Air Service Awareness Campaign will be shared by the airport, community partners, and the DOT.

DOT contribution: $556,800
Remaining contributions: $105,950

By: Doug Faour, 478-788-3760

2005 SCASD Proposal

OST-2005-20121 - EAS at Macon
OST-2007-28671
- EAS at Macon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Georgia_Regional_Airport - Middle Georgia Regional Airport

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Savannah Airport Commission - Savannah, GA - Bookmarked

We propose a $500,000 SCASD grant to fund operational expenses associated with year-round, once-daily jetBlue service in the Boston-Savannah/Hilton Head market. The community is prepared to provide an additional $2 million in local funding to ensure the success of the service.

By: Savannah Airport Commission

2003 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal
2011 SCASD Proposal

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


 

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North Dakota | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Texas | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia

Wisconsin | Wyoming

 


 

Idaho

July 23, 2013

Proposal of City of Boise - Boise, ID - Bookmarked

It is clear that the current access to the Eastern US is a major air service deficiency, which is a threat to the continued growth of Boise as a center of commerce and high-technology. The solution is recruiting service to an additional gateway to, or at, the Eastern United States.

The Airport and the Community are requesting a grant in the amount of $700,000, with a local hard-dollar match in excess of 25%, to attract and establish access to an additional east-oriented connecting hub. These have been identified as: American/JFK, Delta/Atlanta, United/Newark, United/IAD and jetBlue/JFK. Each of these can also open up additional single-connect markets for Boise on the East Coast.

By: Rebecca Hupp

2012 SCASD Proposal

http://www.iflyboise.com - Boise Airport

 

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Friedman Memorial Airport Authority - Hailey, ID - Bookmarked

This Small Community Air Service Development Program grant application for Friedman Memorial Airport meets the criteria of Docket OST-2013-0120. Friedman Memorial Airport Authority, the grant sponsor, is requesting $500,000 in federal assistance to implement a $739,000 air service initiative. The goal of this project is to increase eastern connectivity through an additional nonstop hub providing much needed air service to key eastern airports not currently served through Salt Lake City such as Washington-Dulles, New York (LGA), Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Columbus and others plus provide additional frequencies to current destinations as well as lower airfares to top eastern destinations. In 2002, the City of Hailey, ID on behalf of SUN received a SCASDP grant to help secure air service to Los Angeles that was successful and continues today. The proposed project’s goals differ from the previous grant application and award.

By: Friedman Memorial Airport Authority

2002 SCASD Proposal
2003 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.iflysun.com - Friedman Memorial Airport

 


July 25, 2013

Proposal of City of Idaho Falls - Idaho Falls, ID - Bookmarked

The Airport is seeking $500,000 in federal assistance to provide a revenue guarantee to reestablish service to Minneapolis/St. Paul. The Airport has put together a coalition of local support to help provide matching dollars for the project, and to provide broad outreach to ensure new service is immediately supported. The Airport has worked with many of these partners in the past to ensure support and cooperation for new service to previous markets. Two of these markets were supported by SCASD grants. In 2005 a SCASD grant was awarded for Denver service. This market was so successful that United Airlines never collected the grant money in the Denver market. Even though the SCASD grant funds were not used, the grant was successful because it gave United Airlines the risk abatement it needed to begin the service. That service has doubled in seats and is thriving today. The community came together again for a second SCASD grant for San Francisco service that was obtained in 2010. United Airlines began that market the following year. The market successfully generated new traffic and used the full value of the grant. This delivered the promised community benefits of the service for 18 months, at which time the service was discontinued. With traffic levels growing at Idaho Falls the Airport believes the time is right to provide the risk abatement needed to reinstate service to Minneapolis/St. Paul.

By: City of Idaho Falls

2004 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

OST-1998-4011 - EAS at Idaho Falls

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

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Lemhi County Commissioners - Salmon, ID

The project goal is to restore self-sustaining scheduled air service between Lemhi County Airport and Boise within 3 years. The proposed schedule is two daily round trips, 2-4 days per week during the non-tourist months, and two or more daily round trips, 7 days a week during the heavy tourism months. This proposed schedule was formed based on historical knowledge and experience of Gem Air owners.

To support the startup and growth to sustainability, the partnership is requesting $675,000 from the US DOT over three years (Year 1 $408,000, Year 2 $189,000, Year 3 $78,000). This will be combined with the $270,500 of local and state level cash and in-kind contributions.

By: Lemhi County Commissioners

http://lemhicountyairport.com - Lemhi County Airport


 

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Maine | Massachusetts | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Nevada | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina

North Dakota | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Texas | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia

Wisconsin | Wyoming

 




Illinois

 

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Rock Island County - Moline, IL

Our goal for this grant program is to reduce passenger "leakage" at the Quad City International Airport by about 20%, reducing leakage from 37% to 30%. The increase in passenger demand will ensure that the current service is selfsustaining and will also be a catalyst for additional capacity - either in terms of additional frequency, destinations or larger aircraft.

To achieve this increase in traffic, four distinct types of marketing and advertising will be undertaken to help create heightened awareness and potential for change in buying habits within the regional catchment area of the greater Quad Cities region.

Federal funds requested: $700,000

By: Rock Island County

2005 SCASD Proposal
2006 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://qcairport.com/ - Quad City International Airport

 

July 25, 2013

Proposal of St. Clair County, IL - St. Louis Metro East, IL - Bookmarked

MidAmerica Airport has been able to recruit service without the aid of a federal Small Community Air Service Development Grant. This is its first application, as the air service environment has changed and the need for additional incentives is paramount in new service recruitment.

The Airport’s new service plan includes non-stops to a city without current service. The Airport has identified several areas of focus for new service, based on regional demand spelled out in its recently completed True Market/Leakage Study. The focus markets include cities in Florida and in the southwest US.

MidAmerica St. Louis Airport seeks a federal Grant of $200,000, matched by $50,000 in non-airport local cash, to offer marketing incentives to carriers launching service to new non-stop destinations. This service will provide the region with new competition, lower fares, and more travel options through its secondary gateway.

By: St. Clair County

2002 SCASD Proposal

http://www.flymidamerica.com/ - MidAmerica St. Louis Airport

 

 

Indiana

July 17, 2013

Proposal of Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority - Fort Wayne, IN - Bookmarked

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, the sponsor of this Small Community Air Service Development Program grant application for Fort Wayne International Airport, in cooperation with its private partners, is requesting $600,000 in federal assistance to implement a $2,572,620 air service initiative. The City of Fort Wayne, Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, and the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority have formed a public-private partnership. This partnership has a history of air service success, including a 2002 and 2010 SCASDP grant awards. This application is requesting assistance with a different project and goal than either of those previous grants.

The goal of this grant application is to acquire nonstop eastbound service to a major connecting hub. To achieve this goal, the Strategic Plan targets nonstop service by American Airlines/US Airways to Philadelphia International Airport.

By: Jessica Miller

2002 SCASD Proposal
2004 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal
2006 SCASD Proposal
2007 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

https://fwairport.com - Fort Wayne International Airport

 


 

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Maine | Massachusetts | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Nevada | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina

North Dakota | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Texas | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia

Wisconsin | Wyoming

 


 

Kansas

July 26, 2013

Proposal of Wichita Airport Authority - Wichita, KS - Bookmarked

This grant request is for $500,000 for a one-year project.

The grant money would be used to promote Southwest in our region.

  • A portion of the airport’s advertising budget of $450,000 will be used to advertise Southwest throughout our catchment area.
  • Wichita Mid-Continent Airport will be offering a loyalty program in September which rewards travelers for shopping, dining and parking at the airport by earning one mile or point on their frequent flyer program for every dollar spent. For companies whose employees register with Southwest, the airport would double the miles or points earned.
  • The Airport will offer parking incentives to companies who contract with Southwest Airlines for a temporary period.

By: Victor White

2002 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal

2006 SCASD Proposal
2007 SCASD Proposal

http://www.flywichita.com/ - Wichita Mid-Continent Airport

Kentucky

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Lake Cumberland Regional Airport - Somerset, KY - Bookmarked

Pulaski County Government seeks a grant through the USDOT Small Community Air Service Development grant program on behalf of its partners, the Somerset - Pulaski County Development Foundation and the Lake Cumberland Regional Airport in the amount of $1,000,000. The community has successfully recruited a carrier which meets its needs, contingent upon the establishment of a short-term revenue guarantee fund while the carrier builds the market to a fully sustainable position.

Corporate Flight Management and its partner, Public Charters, Inc. propose to begin service on June 1, 2014 with one daily roundtrip between SME and Nashville International Airport, contingent upon similar service starting between Pikeville, KY and BNA which is currently in the implementation stage and is slated to begin March 31, 2014.

By: Pulaski County

2002 SCASD Proposal
2004 SCASD Proposal

2005 SCASD Proposal

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Cumberland_Regional_Airport - Lake Cumberland Regional Airport

 

Louisiana

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Lafayette Airport Commission - Lafayette, LA - Bookmarked

Total 3 Year Budget: $405,000
Funding Requested Through the Small Community Air Service Development Program: $289,500

The goal for this project is to research, develop and implement a social media program that will reach and increase the number of individuals in the 18 – 49 age demographic to fly in/out of Lafayette Regional Airport.

By: Lafayette Airport Commission

2003 SCASD Proposal
2004 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal
2012 SCASD Proposal

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

 

July 25, 2013

Proposal of City of Shreveport - Shreveport, LA

The Shreveport Airport Authority, operator of Shreveport Regional Airport, respectfully submits its application for a grant under the Small Community Air Service Development Program in the amount of $225,000. This grant funding would be matched by $75,000 in local and airport funding (33%), and $55,000 in in-kind advertising from local and other community media outlets, making for a total grant of $355,000.

If awarded the grant, the Shreveport Airport Authority’s goal is to implement an extensive regional awareness campaign using several advertising mediums to educate those within a 2-hour drive time of the service currently available at Shreveport Regional Airport coupled with the relative ease not only to get to the airport, but to get through it (close-in parking, quick check-in, short security screening waits). Further, the Airport Authority continues to work with existing and potential new entrant carriers to attract and recruit new or upgraded Upper Midwest or East Coast hub service and will include marketing of this new service, once announced, to the local community and region

By: City of Shreveport

2002 SCADS Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal
2006 SCASD Proposal
2007 SCASD Proposal

2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

OST-1999-5614 - Shreveport-Chicago (O'Hare) Slots

http://www.flyshreveport.com - Shreveport Regional Airport

 


 

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North Dakota | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Texas | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia

Wisconsin | Wyoming

 


 

Maine

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport - Sanford, ME

The objective of this study is to investigate, analyze, and determine the feasibility of implementing bus service and associated bus service enhancements as part of an integrated multi-modal master plan for the Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport. The enhancements would be responsive to the community's air transportation needs and would be expected to continue after the initial expenditures. A multi-modal approach will be explored to offer the greatest improvements in mobility and to address the lack of transportation services, air and otherwise, available in the City of Sanford and the surrounding region.

Federal funds requested: $33,180

By: Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanford_Seacoast_Regional_Airport - Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport

Massachusetts

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Westover Metropolitan Airport - Chicopee, MA - Bookmarked

Westover Metropolitan Airport is proposing a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in the amount of $450,000 to supplement a community-based cash contribution of $25,000, airport cash funding of $25,000, and airport in-kind incentives valued at $308,330 to market, advertise and promote low-cost carrier service to one or more destinations and, in particular, to fund ground handling services for the low-cost carrier service. The Airport is targeting either Allegiant Air or Frontier Airlines to provide the low-cost service.

Westover Metropolitan Airport currently has no air service, and service on a low-cost carrier such as Allegiant or Frontier is the most likely type of air service the airport can expect to attract. In meetings with each carrier, both Allegiant and Frontier have expressed interest in serving Westover. Both Allegiant and Frontier have operated Atlantic City charters from Westover within the last 12 months, so the airport has proven its airfield can accommodate the type of aircraft Allegiant and Frontier would operate at Westover, and Westover's terminal can handle the passenger volume.

By: Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation

2011 SCASD Proposal
2012 SCASD Proposal

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

 

 

July 26, 2013

Proposal of Worcester Regional Airport - Worcester, MA - Bookmarked

The Worcester Regional Airport submits this proposal to the US Department of Transportation for a small community air service grant through the US DOT’s Small Community Air Service Development Program. ORH requests a grant of $350,000 to help re-establish regularly scheduled commercial airline services at the airport. The grant will be supplemented with $450,000 in state and local cash contributions and $369,003 of inkind contributions marketing, promotion and airport fee waivers for jetBlue daily nonstop services to Orlando International and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International and potential future jetBlue services.

By: Worcester Regional Airport

2003 SCASD Proposal

OST-1997-2540 - EAS at Worcester
OST-1998-4678
- EAS at Worcester
OST-2003-14333 - EAS at Worcester

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worcester_Regional_Airport - Worcester Regional Airport

 

 

Minnesota

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Duluth International Airport - Duluth, MN - Bookmarked

In 2003, DLH was awarded a $1.5 million Small Community Air Service Development grant to support American Eagle service to Chicago (ORD). The service lasted until September 2004, at which time AA exited DLH.

This proposal is for marketing of DLH-ORD service for $700,000; prior proposal did not address marketing. The goal for this proposal is to solidify & grow DLH-ORD service, with a focus upon generating more Chicago origin traffic into Duluth, resulting in additional economic stimulus for the region.

Our goal for this grant program is to: 1) reduce passenger leakage from the current 58% to 50% and 2) Increase Chicago O&D demand by 25%. These increases will ensure that the current service, particularly UA Express service to Chicago, is self-sustaining and will also be a catalyst for better air fares and eventually, more air service.

By: Duluth Int'l Airport

2003 SCASD Proposal
2006 SCASD Proposal
2007 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.duluthairport.com - Duluth International Airport

 


 

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Mississippi

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Cities of Greenville, Hattiesburg and Meridian - Greenville, Hattiesburg & Meridian, MS - Bookmarked

Silver Airways began independently branded EAS service to Atlanta from these three airports on October 1, 2012. The service is provided with well-appointed SF340 aircraft at competitive fares. However, for the first nine months of Silver service traffic has collapsed; Greenville down 49%, Hattiesburg 57% and Meridian 60%. EAS city transitions from network service to independent carrier service are usually painful and this one has been particularly so. The new service needs marketing support to regenerate traffic at these three airports. This SCASD proposal calls for DOT funding of $40,000 per city ($120,000 total) matched by $6,000 from each city ($18,000) and $18,000 from the State of Mississippi. Total marketing funding would equal $156,000 or $52,000 per city. This funding would enable an aggressive multi-phased marketing program to bring rural Mississippi travelers back to their home airports. This marketing program will rejuvenate rural Mississippi air service.

By: Tom Williams

2002 SCASD Proposal - Meridian
2007 SCASD Proposal
- Greenville

OST-2001-10683 - EAS at Meridian
OST-2008-0112
- EAS at Meridian

OST-2001-10685 - EAS at Laurel/Hattiesburg

OST-2008-0209 - EAS at Greenville

http://www.meridianairport.com/ - Meridian Regional Airport
http://www.hlrairport.com/ - Hattiesburg/Laurel Regional Airport
http://www.greenville.ms.us/Airport.html - Mid-Delta Regional Airport

Missouri

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Branson Regional Airport - Branson, MO - Bookmarked

The total cost of this project is $1,125,000, with $375,000 in the cash needed coming from local partners. The TDD is requesting federal funding, under the Small Community Air Service Development Program of $750,000. Of the total funding amount, the TDD expects to use $625,000, or 56% of the project’s funding, for the marketing and advertising campaign in support of incumbent service at the Branson Airport. The remaining $500,000 will be used as revenue guarantee funding for new non-stop service to a destination not currently served by a carrier at the Branson Airport. As the Airport has never before won a SCASD Grant, the revenue guarantee could be used for any new service initiative, as long as that service does not directly compete with current service.

By: Branson Regional Airport Transportation Development District

2012 SCASD Proposal

http://flybranson.com - Branson Airport

 

August 9, 2013

Opposition Letter of Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport - Branson, MO

While I understand the grant process is available to public entities, and BKG is not directly the applicant, the outcome is the same - public funds being used to support a private enterprise. At the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, we have never raised a bond payment or failed any of the requirements we are bound to in accordance with our bond indenture; the same does not hold try at BKG (this is a matter of public record).

In addition, BKG is seeking to attain LAX service in their application if it is funded. After LAX-XNA service was discontinued several years ago, daily service will begin again later this month. It has taken years of effort to regain this market for our customers. To subsidize a private airport to attempt to capture the same customers using means not available to XNA would be an injustice to NW Arkansas.

By: Kelly Johnson




August 9, 2013

Opposition Letter of Springfield-Branson National Airport - Branson, MO

This letter is to raise objections to an application submitted to the USDOT for federal grant funding to support air service development efforts at the private Branson Airport.

We feel federal aviation funds should not be granted to the Branson Regional Airport Transportation Development District. While it is a political subdivision, it works on behalf of the privately-owned Branson Airport and grant funds would be used exclusively to promote/support a private business.

The private Branson Airport's application for fedearl aviation funds is equivalent to asking the federal government for a bailout. If approved, it would set up an unfair playing field where SGF would be severely disadvantaged and could jeopardize the significant public investment made to develop the Springfield-Branson National Airport into the state-of-the-art facility it is today.

By: Brian Weiler

 

August 29, 2013

Comments of Branson Regional Airport Transportation Development District

The public/private partnership made BKG possible, however, at the heart of their opposition to BKG's receipt of any grant funding, SGF and XNA take issue with the partnership's very nature and turn a privately financed airport with no public financial risk into a negative. Clearly, this is not the view of the Department of Transportation and the Small Community Air Service Development Program, as one of the program's statutory directives is to give priority to communities where a public/private partnership has been established. Additionally, all other US commercial service airports receive Federal Grants funded through taxes paid when purchasing airline tickets. BKG does not receive the benefit of FAA AP entitlement or discretionary grants even though the customers that utilize BKG pay taxes into these funds. One hundred percent of the $170 mm invested at BKG was privately funded. This incredible asset now served by Southwest Airlines and Frontier airlines was added to the National Air Spaces system at no cost to the FAA.

SGF and XNA also contend, incorrectly, that if BKG receives the SCASD grant, BKG will not have to comply with the associated grant assurances. This could not be further from the truth, as TDD's grant application includes an agreement to comply with the associated grant assurances.

The remainder of SGF and XNA's objections merely amount to a criticism of BKG's business model and the role that BKG plays in the area. Construction on BKG began during a flourishing economic period but, unfortunately, when BKG opened in 2009, it was in the midst of the worst economy since the great depression. Fortunately, TDD and BKG, with the support and cooperation of its investors, have been able to withstand these economic pressures. Every airport in the country experienced hard times as a result of the recession. To single out BKG seems opportunistic. Branson Airport, LLC did enter into an agreement with Bondholders and despite the claims made by SGF the terms of the agreement are being met.

By: Jeff Bourk

 

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Springfield-Branson National Airport - Springfield/Branson, MO - Bookmarked

The primary purpose of the revenue guarantee portion of the grant funding is to offset the risk of the carrier in either entering the market (US Airways), or for an incumbent carrier to increase capacity (Delta). The agreement will be based on a specific contract that details the revenues per flight and the determination of how the revenues are to be computed. The airline will agree to operate a specific pattern of flights.

The amount requested in this proposal is $450,000, with the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce contributing an additional $80,000 in cash for a total of $530,000.

By: Springfield-Brandon National Airport

2002 SCASD Proposal (Hollister/Branson)
2012 SCASD Proposal
(Branson Airport)

2013 SCASD Proposal (Branson)

OST-2006-23933 - EAS at Springfield

http://www.sgf-branson-airport.com/ - Springfield-Branson National Airport


 

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Nevada

July 26, 2013

Proposal of West Wendover/Elko - West Wendover/Elko, NV - Bookmarked

This application’s grant request $950,000 (62% of total) combined with cash $180,000 (12% of total) and in-kind dollars $395,000 (26%) could be construed to create value for DOT, and demonstrate substantial 'skin-in-the-game.' Scheduled air service to RNO is primary to the consortium and contingency and longevity planning has been completed to perpetuate. Grant funds will be distributed over all of Northern Nevada and Northwest Utah, functionally the catchment area.

The goal of the Partnership is to establish sustainable scheduled air service with Public Charters’s J31 aircraft to RNO from ENV via EKO.

By: Chris Melville

2003 SCASD Proposal (Elko)
2004 SCASD Proposal (Elko)
2007 SCASD Proposal (Elko)
2008 SCASD Proposal
(Elko)

2002 SCASD Proposal (West Wendover)
2003 SCASD Proposal (West Wendover)
2009 SCASD Proposal (West Wendover)
2011 SCASD Proposal
(West Wendover)

OST-2004-19821 - EAS at Elko

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

New Jersey

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Trenton-Mercer Airport - Trenton, NJ - Bookmarked

Trenton-Mercer Airport proposes to run a shuttle bus that will provide a simple loop service between the airport terminal, the West Trenton Train Station and the main Trenton Transit Center. Travel distance is only about 6 miles from the two farthest points but providing this efficient link allows easy access to the airport and opens connections it to a multitude of ground service providers including SEPTA, Amtrak and NJ Transit.

The addition of the route necessary to connect to the transit center has an anticipated cost of approximately $40,000 per month which projected annually will be approximately $480,000. Included in these costs are transportation study administration costs including consulting fees, study development, data compilation and analysis.

By: Mercer County

OST-2004-17011 - EAS at Trenton
OST-2007-0122
- EAS at Trenton

http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/airport/index.html - Trenton-Mercer Airport

 

New Mexico

July 25, 2013

Proposal of City of Alamogordo - Alamogordo, NM - Bookmarked

The City of Alamogordo will commit a combined total of $535,702 of both direct cash and in-kind services and is requesting the assistance of US DOT of $450,000 to complete the project.

The proposed project will fund a financial guarantee of up to $900,000 for any potential revenue shortfalls to the air service provider for services to and from Dallas/ Fort Worth, TX. After ten months of air services, the City of Alamogordo will conduct a financial assessment to determine if and how much funds will be transferred to the marketing and promotion component of the project. The funds for marketing and promotion will then be used consistently with the marketing plan.

By: Matt McNeile

OST-1996-1901 - EAS at Alamogordo/Holloman Air Force Base

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alamogordo–White_Sands_Regional_Airport - Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport

 

 

New York

 

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Town of Islip - Islip, NY

Long Island MacArthur Airport, a small hub airport which is currently ranked No. 103 out of 560 airports in terms of passenger enplanements according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2012 calculations, is seeking financial support in the amount of $750,000 through its application for a grant from Small Community Air Service Development Program. Like many small hub airports, MacArthur Airport has seen enplanement totals drop over the last few years despite a location that includes a catchment area of 1.8 million people. The loss of passenger traffic from 2007-2012 was greater at Long Island MacArthur Airport (46.4%) than any other small hub facility in the nation.

By: Town of Islip

http://www.macarthurairport.com - Long Island MacArthur Airport

 

July 25, 2013

Proposal of County of Tompkins - Ithaca, NY - Bookmarked

The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport was awarded a Small Community Air Service Development Program grant award for $500,000 in 2005. The objectives of this grant were met, and were entirely different from addressing the current air service deficiencies.

The current SCASDP application differs significantly from the previous grant award. The intent of this grant is solely as a revenue guarantee and marketing of new service, and does not include any studies or analyses.

Federal grant request: $500,000 (revenue guarantee); $200,000 (marketing/advertising support)

By: Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

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

OST-2003-15414 - EAS at Ithaca

http://flyithaca.com - Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Clinton County - Plattsburgh, NY

It appears there are two main factors causing low load factors, and poor performance, on Plattsburgh’s PenAir service. One, PenAir does not have sufficient airline codeshare agreements at Boston to adequately connect Plattsburgh-area passengers efficiently to the national air transportation system. And two, the awareness of PenAir’s service pattern, which was established only a year ago with the DOT’s new award of service to PenAir, is not sufficient – as those living in the region do not understand that there is daily service available at Plattsburgh.

The Airport has developed a strategic plan to improve passenger support of its EAS flights. The plan calls for increased advertising and marketing of PenAir’s service throughout the region, to ensure regional travelers are aware of the service, the availability of flights, and its competitiveness with alternate service across the Canadian border in Montreal.

From the total project cost of $250,000, at least $200,000 will be earmarked for advertising and marketing of Essential Air Service on PenAir. Of the marketing budget, $50,000 is being provided by local partners, including the North Country Chamber of Commerce, the Development Corporation, and Clinton County, New York.

By: Clinton County

OST-2003-14783 - EAS at Plattsburgh

http://www.plattsburghinternationalairport.com/ - Plattsburgh International Airport


 

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North Carolina

July 25, 2013

Proposal of City of Concord - Concord, NC - Bookmarked

The Airport has already met with prospective airlines. Those airlines have expressed interest in launching service as soon as winter of 2013-2014. Each of the prospective carriers expressed a need for marketing support to help educate the community about the new service. The Airport and its public and private partners have developed $100,000 in funding to this end, but with the high cost of media in the Charlotte market, the local funding will not be enough for wide outreach. The Airport is seeking $250,000 in federal Small Community Air Service Development Grant funding to support its marketing effort. New service to Concord will not only support local businesses, families, and economic development, it will also help connect the 1.5 million tourists who visit Cabarrus County each year, “Where racing lives.”

The Airport has never had scheduled air service. But today, the local economy demands better access to the national transportation system.

By: City of Concord

2007 SCASD Proposal for 11 NC Airports
2008 SCASD Proposal for 23 NC, SC and GA Communities
2009 SCASD Proposal for 7 NC Airports

http://www.ci.concord.nc.us/Departments/Airport/tabid/89/Default.aspx - Concord Regional Airport

 

 

July 25, 2013

Proposal of City of Greenville and Pitt County - Greenville, NC - Bookmarked

The Pitt County – City of Greenville Airport Authority respectfully requests a grant in the amount of $500,000, of which 90% of the grant funds will be used towards a revenue guarantee/risk mitigation program for Delta Airlines ATL nonstop service. The community match will be in the amount of $600,000, for a total of $1.1 million dollars.

PGV feels confident that any new air service from Delta Airlines to its ATL hub will become self-sufficient shortly after commencing. Due to the large passenger leakage that can be recaptured, the strong brand loyalty and recognition of Delta in the region, and the performance of similar sized airports in North Carolina with both US Airways CLT and Delta ATL service, it is believed that Delta ATL non-stops will be a success.

By: City of Greenville

2005 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal
- 23 North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia Communities

http://www.flypgv.com - Pitt-Greenville Airport

July 25, 2013

Proposal of New Hanover County Airport Authority - Wilmington, NC - Bookmarked

New Hanover County Airport Authority, the legal sponsor and owner/operator of ILM, is requesting $750,000 in federal assistance to implement a $1,175,230 air service initiative.

The project goal is to improve westbound connections which is a top priority of the community. The Strategic Plan, primarily focused on nonstop American Airlines service to Chicago O’Hare, will achieve the project goals. The proposed Strategic Plan will improve connectivity and increase competition at ILM which will reduce airfares and the need to drive long distances to alternate airports to access alternate air service and competitive fares.

By: Wilmington Int'l Airport

2002 SCASD Proposal

http://www.flyilm.com - Wilmington International Airport


 

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North Dakota

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Bismarck Municipal Airport - Bismarck, ND - Bookmarked

Bismarck believes it is essential to recruit and support new network carrier air service. The rapidly growing local energy mining sector has meant a huge increase in air travel demand between Bismarck and the south central US, particularly Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. The Bismarck region has a crying need for new nonstop service to Texas, and the Dallas/Ft. Worth hub of American Airlines is the most logical destination for that new service. Dallas/Ft. Worth is Bismarck’s largest market without nonstop service and the American hub would open up critically needed new online connections throughout the southern US. Bismarck has also lost its only nonstop service to Chicago, service that had provided some competitive balance against Delta’s eastbound services to Minneapolis. American service to Chicago also is a clear opportunity for expanding the Bismarck region air service in an efficient and effective manner.

American’s entry into the Bismarck market, despite promising traffic and revenue metrics, does have challenges. Delta and United have dominated network air service in the region for decades. Both DFW and ORD are long stage length routes, meaning high segment operating costs. In this Grant proposal Bismarck proposes a $500,000 DOT funding level, matched dollar for dollar with local non-airport cash and complemented by significant Airport marketing funding and startup phase fee waivers. The total cash funding of $1,100,000 will mitigate startup phase financial risks for American. The need for additional network air service at Bismarck is clear. This Grant application outlines a clear path to gaining that critically needed new air service. Bismarck urges the Department to give this application favorable consideration.

By: Bismarck Municipal Airport

2002 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal
2011 SCASD Proposal

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

 

Oklahoma

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Lawton-Ft. Sill Regional Airport - Lawton, OK - Bookmarked

The Lawton Metropolitan Area Airport Authority, the airport sponsor, is requesting $195,000 in financial assistance to support a $380,600 air service initiative. The project goal is to maintain and improve performance of existing service to prevent service reductions or discontinuation.

The Strategic Plan to accomplish the project goal is to fund a marketing/service awareness campaign to publicize the attributes of the existing service to increase ridership. Additionally, market monitoring will be conducted to track the value of the marketing campaign and to provide feedback for adjusting local promotion if needed. The intent of the program is to make local travelers aware of the service options available from LAW (including one-stop connections) and the convenience of flying local versus driving to alternate airports.

By: Lawton Metropolitan Area Airport Autohrity

2003 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal

OST-2001-9565 - EAS at Lawton/Ft. Sill

http://flylawton.org - Lawton-Ft. Sill Regional Airport

 

 

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Stillwater Regional Airport - Stillwater, OK - Bookmarked

The City of Stillwater, Oklahoma, the legal sponsor, is requesting $447,000 in federal assistance to implement a $4,258,600 air service initiative. The project goal is to introduce commercial air service for the Stillwater community to allow access to the national air transportation system. The Strategic Plan, American Eagle SWO-Dallas/Fort Worth service, will achieve the project’s goal.

By: Stillwater Regional Airport

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stillwater_Regional_Airport - Stillwater Regional Airport


 

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Oregon

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Klamath Falls Airport - Klamath Falls, OR - Bookmarked

The City of Klamath Falls is requesting $135,000 in federal assistance to implement a $175,000 marketing campaign to support SkyWest Airlines’ existing Klamath Falls service.

The Strategic Plan to increase SkyWest’s load factors is to implement a comprehensive marketing campaign to generate awareness and association that LMT is the home of Crater Lake National Park, and thereby capture more inbound air traffic. A unique brand identify, “Crater Lake-Klamath Connection”, will be established through this marketing campaign. The plan is contingent on getting the marketing funds through this SCASDP to complete it.

By: Klamath Falls Airport

2002 SCASD Proposal
2006 SCASD Proposal

2007 SCASD Proposal

2011 SCASD Proposal

OST-1997-2980 - EAS at Klamath Falls
OST-2008-0204
- EAS at Klamath Falls

http://flykfalls.com - Klamath Falls Airport

Pennsylvania

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Joseph A. Hardy Connellsville Airport - Fayette County, PA - Bookmarked

The Joseph A. Hardy Connellsville Airport and the Fayette County Airport Authority are requesting a grant in the amount of $75,000.00 to provide the airport authority with revenue to undertake an additional study to supplement its master plan, put into service a 24-hour fueling station including a credit card access machine, and a marketing/public relations outreach program.

Accomplishing all three of these objectives will allow the airport, as a practical matter, to start to generate revenue which, in turn, will facilitate other needed improvements at the airport such as the construction of new hangars and runway extension.

By: Arthur Cappella

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_A._Hardy_Connellsville_Airport - Joseph A. Hardy Connellsville Airport

July 25, 2013

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

Federal amount requested: $575,000

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 under-served and it is apparent that travelers in and outside 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 Int'l Airport

2004 SCASD Proposal
2006 SCASD Proposal
2007 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal
2011 SCASD Proposal
2012 SCASD Proposal

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


 

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Texas

July 25, 2013

Proposal of City of Del Rio - Del Rio, TX - Bookmarked

The Del Rio community is requesting a grant in the amount of $500,000 to be matched with a combination of local cash contributions of $162,700 as well as $200,448 of in-kind services and $126,368 of in-kind travel pledges, for a total project cost of $989,516.

The intent of the SCASD grant funds would be for risk abatement for American Airlines’ DRT-DFW nonstop service, with a portion of the funding going toward marketing the new service.

By: City of Del Rio

2002 SCASD Proposal
2003 SCASD Proposal

2004 SCASD Proposal

2012 SCASD Proposal

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Del_Rio_International_Airport - Del Rio International Airport

 

 

July 25, 2013

Proposal of City of McAllen - McAllen, TX - Bookmarked

McAllen-Miller International Airport is proposing a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in the amount of $750,000 to supplement a community-based cash contribution of $100,000 airport cash funding of $100,000, airport in-kind incentives valued at $327,477 and community-funded in-kind incentives valued at $419,750 to provide a minimum revenue guarantee for service from McAllen to Denver on either Frontier Airlines or United Airlines.

Currently, only two network carriers serve McAllen. American operates service to its hub in Dallas/Ft. Worth, and United Airlines operates service to its hub in Houston. Allegiant also serves McAllen, but Allegiant's service is limited to Las Vegas and Orlando/Sanford, and Allegiant does not provide connecting service beyond Las Vegas or Orlando/Sanford. Aeromar, a Mexico City-based airline operates less-than-daily service to Mexico City using 50-seat regional jets.

By: City of McAllen

http://www.mcallenairport.com - McAllen-Miller International Airport

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Tyler Pounds Regional Airport - Tyler, TX - Bookmarked

Tyler was awarded a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in 2004. The objectives were much different than those being proposed now. The immediate result of the 2004 program was to acquire new service to Austin, Texas. Air fares were high and the focus was to reduce fares.

2013 Plan Implementation:

  • Market Analysis and Leakage Study
  • Marketing Plan
  • Region-Wide Public Awareness Campaign
  • Expanded Airline Service
  • Airline Information Package

Federal funds requested: $225,000

By: Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

2004 SCASD Proposal
2010 SCASD Proposal

http://www.cityoftyler.org/Departments/Airport.aspx - Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

 


 

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Virginia

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Capital Region Airport Commission - Richmond, VA

The community is requesting a grant in the amount of $750,000 with a community match of $150,000 (20%) for a total cash contribution of $900,000. The air service deficiency that exists at RIC is the limited westbound US air service access, and the intent of the grant is to incubate new westbound service to Denver or Salt Lake City to improve connectivity and access to the national transportation system. The purpose is primarily for risk mitigation with a portion of the funding going towards marketing/advertising this new service.

By: Capital Region Airport Commission

http://www.flyrichmond.com - Richmond International Airport

 

Washington

 

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Tri-Cities Air Service Market - Pasco, WA

The Airport is seeking $700,000 in federal assistance to provide a revenue guarantee to a network carrier to return Los Angeles service to the market. The Airport has put together a coalition of local support to help providing matching dollars for the project, and to provide broad outreach to ensure new service is immediately supported. Earlier this year the Airport met with both American Airlines and Alaska Airlines to begin the recruitment process. This Grant is the last piece of the puzzle to bringing Los Angeles network service to the Tri-Cities.

By: Tri-Cities Air Service Market

2002 SCASD Proposal

http://www.portofpasco.org/tri-cities-airport/ - Tri-Cities Airport

July 25, 2013

Proposal of Pangborn Memorial Airport - Wenatchee, WA - Bookmarked

The marketing and airline recruitment project detailed in this application seeks to address the major impediments to successful air service in Wenatchee. The incumbent airline marketing program will help to immediately boost load factors by promoting Alaska Airlines’ current service within the market, and to new inbound tourists from outside the market. The new airline incentive program will help bring less-than-daily low cost airline service to a region that has been overlooked by leisure carriers. It will also help reduce fares that have been on the rise for the last four years.

The total project cost of Pangborn’s Grant-supported strategic air service development plan is $250,000. Of the total project cost, $50,000 has already been committed by local partners in air service development. The three main local partners, the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce, and the Chelan County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee have each committed $2,500 to the project. The Airport’s two governing organizations have, together, committed $42,500, for a total local share of funding of $50,000. The remaining $200,000 for the program is earmarked from the federal Small Community Air Service Development Program.

Pangborn Memorial Airport has never before been a recipient of funding under the Small Community Air Service Development Program. The Airport believes its first Grant award will be the key to the sustainability of local air service.

By: Pangborn Memorial Airport

2012 SCASD Proposal

http://www.pangbornairport.com - Pangborn Memorial Airport

 


 

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West Virginia

July 26, 2013

Proposal of Charleston Yeager Airport - Charleston, WV - Bookmarked

Airline consolidation has materially and negatively affected Charleston Yeager Airport. Specific to this application is the decision by Southwest Airlines to delete all AirTran service at CRW, as part of the former carrier’s plans to integrate AirTran into its system as part of a merger.

This deletion of highly-successful and much-needed nonstop service to Orlando has had an enormously damaging effect on traffic between Charleston Yeager and major points in Florida, where fares at many of the state’s leisure points can be affected by changes at one major destination.

This application is requesting a grant in the amount of $700,000 with a local hard-dollar match of $170,000 (24%) to apply to a comprehensive and aggressive program to recruit and support new, low-fare service to Florida. The AirTran experience clearly shows the need and the viability of this service. Therefore, a substantial part of this program will be focused on aggressive advertising and marketing to ensure not only success, but the potential of additional service to leisure destinations.

By: Yeager Airport

2002 SCASD Proposal
2006 SCASD Proposal

http://www.yeagerairport.com/ - Yeager Airport

 

July 25, 2013

Proposal of City of Morgantown - Morgantown, WV

The City of Morgantown was to receive a SCASDP Grant in 2003 in consortia with the City of Athens, OH and Ohio University. This grant was cancelled when the Athens Airport could not participate. The grant was re-issued the following year to a consortium of the City of Morgantown and the City of Clarksburg for both MGW and the North Central West Virginia Regional Airport. That grant was completed and closed in 2007. That grant was to market the service from CKB and MGW to DCA. This grant is to market the service to and from MGW to the Midwest US via Washington Dulles, thus is a completely different project than the previous grant awarded to this Airport.

This grant request is to provide marketing and promotional assistance to market the air service provided from Morgantown Municipal Airport to various communities in the United States via Washington Dulles International Airport. The difference is that IAD is not the ultimate destination most members of this community fly to. Most use IAD for its through connections allowing the citizens of the Greater Morgantown area access to IAD’s 104 worldwide destinations. Therefore, the marketing efforts should not stop with IAD, but continue to a variety of destinations, also raising awareness of people at those destinations to the availability of air service to MGW.

Federal funds requested: $400,000

By: City of Morgantown

2002 SCASD Proposal - Athens and Morgantown
2003 SCASD Proposal
- Athens and Morgantown

OST-2003-15886 - EAS at Clarksburg and Morgantown
OST-2005-20735
- EAS at Morgantown

http://www.morgantownairport.com/ - Morgantown Municipal Airport

 


 

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July 25, 2013

Proposal of La Crosse Municipal Airport - La Crosse, WI - Bookmarked

La Crosse Municipal Airport is proposing a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in the amount of $750,000 to supplement a community-based cash contribution of $160,000, airport cash funding of $100,000, and airport in-kind incentives valued at $120,450 to provide a minimum revenue guarantee for service from La Crosse to Dallas/Ft. Worth on the American Airlines regional affiliate, American Eagle.

Currently, Air service at La Crosse is limited to American's service to Chicago, Delta's service to Minneapolis/St. Paul, and summer-only service to Detroit on Delta. The communities served by La Crosse Municipal Airport are relatively isolated, and although American operates nonstop service to Dallas/Ft. Worth from Madison, Madison is a 137-mile drive from La Crosse.

By: La Crosse Municipal Airport

http://www.lseairport.com - La Crosse Municipal Airport

July 26, 2013

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

The current grant application represents a new project and compliments the grant that ATW won in 2009. The 2009 grant was for $150,000 in marketing money to assist ATW in targeting leakage in the face of a strong competitive threat in MKE, as Southwest Airlines was launching service and AirTran was growing dramatically.

To implement shared-use infrastructure Outagamie County is committing $10,000 in cash towards the
cost of computers and hardware, and $5000 of in-kind funding will be provided by Outagamie County MIS towards IT project oversight. The airport will spend $100,000 to support the ongoing professional services and software license fees. Additionally ATW will provide $40,000 of in-kind funding towards the labor costs of LAN cabling installation and cabinet modifications, which will be performed by the airport’s two master electricians and the airport carpenter. The airport will also provide in-kind funding of $20,000 towards communications and marketing services; and $10,000 towards legal services. ATW is requesting a $287,000 grant to supplement hardware costs such as LAN cabling, workstation computers, and peripherals, as well as to supplement the cost of professional service and licensing fees.

By: Outgamie County Regional Airport

2003 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal
2011 SCASD Proposal
2012 SCASD Proposal

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

 


 

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July 25, 2013

Proposal of Wyoming DOT - Casper, Cheyenne, Cody/Yellowstone, Gillette, Jackson, Laramie, Sheridan, Riverton, Rock Springs and Worland, WY - Bookmarked

The State’s proposed marketing plan is scheduled to be a three-year process totaling $825,000. Those costs include web and booking engine design and hosting, public relations costs, collateral and ad buys, in addition to “traditional” marketing, including billboards, ads in periodicals, etc.

The State served nearly 1 million passengers in 2012, falling just slightly below the previous year’s total. Through marketing efforts afforded by US DOT grant funds in 2005, plus the State’s Air Service Enhancement Program ($22 million total, including $5.5 million from Wyoming’s airports), which provides revenue guarantees to the state’s air service partners, Wyoming has experienced improvements.

By: Wyoming DOT

OST-1998-3536 - EAS at Casper
OST-1998-3493 - EAS at Cheyenne
OST-1997-2957 | OST-2003-16033 | OST-2011-0121 - EAS at Cody
OST-1998-3505 - EAS at Gillette
OST-1998-3495OST-1998-4011 - EAS at Jackson
OST-1997-2958 - EAS at Laramie
OST-1997-2956 | OST-2003-14536 - EAS at Riverton/Lander
OST-1997-2959 - EAS at Rock Springs
OST-1998-3506 - EAS at Sheridan
OST-1997-2981 - EAS at Worland

2005 SCASD Proposal - Wyoming DOT

2004 SCASD Proposal - Casper
2007 SCASD Proposal
- Casper
2011 SCASD Proposal - Casper
2012 SCASD Proposal - Casper

2011 SCASD Proposal - Cody
2012 SCASD Proposal - Cody

2002 SCASD Proposal - Cheyenne

2002 SCASD Proposal - Jackson

2012 SCASD Proposal - Sheridan

http://www.iflycasper.com - Casper Natrona County International Airport
http://www.cheyenneairport.com - Cheyenne Regional Airport
http://flyyra.com - Yellowstone Regional Airport
http://www.iflygillette.com - Gillette-Campbell County Airport
http://www.jacksonholeairport.com - Jackson Hole Airport
http://www.laramieairport.com - Laramie Regional Airport
http://www.flyriverton.com - Riverton Regional Airport
http://www.rockspringsairport.com - Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport
http://www.sheridancountyairport.com - Sheridan County Airport
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worland_Municipal_Airport - Worland Municipal Airport


 

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