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2016 Small Community Air Service Development

Order 2016-3-32
OST-2016-0037

Issued and Served March 28, 2016

Order Soliciting Small Community Grant Proposals

Notice of Order Soliciting Community Proposals - On File at Federal Register March 28, 2016

By this order, the US Department of Transportation 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. Subject to the availability of funding, the Department has up to $5 million available for FY 2016 grant awards to carry out this program. There is no other limitation on the amount of individual awards, and the amounts awarded will vary depending upon the features and merits of the selected proposals. In past years, the Department’s individual grant sizes have ranged from $20,000 to nearly $1.6 million. Funding amounts made available for reimbursement may be impacted by future limitations placed on the spending authority and appropriations enacted for the Department. OST cannot award grants until the enactment of authorizing legislation, an appropriations act, budget authority, and apportionment from the Office of Management and Budget. OST may, at its discretion, issue partial funding awards up to the level authorized and provided that the above conditions are met.

The Department is authorized to award grants under 49 USC § 41743 to communities that seek to provide assistance to:

  • A US air carrier to subsidize service to and from an underserved airport for a period not to exceed 3 years;
  • An underserved airport to obtain service to and from the underserved airport; and/or
  • An underserved airport to implement such other measures as the Secretary, in consultation with such airport, considers appropriate to improve air service both in terms of the cost of such service to consumers and the availability of such service, including improving air service through marketing and promotion of air service and enhanced utilization of airport facilities.

Applicants should also keep in mind the following statutory restrictions on eligible projects:

  • An applicant may not receive an additional grant to support the same project from a previous grant; and
  • An applicant may not receive an additional grant, prior to the completion of its previous grant.

Applications for funding under the Small Community Air Service Development Program should be submitted by 5:00 PM EDT, May 2, 2016.

By: Susan Kurland


 

Served June 29, 2016

Notice of Additional Funds

On March 28, 2016, the Department issued an Order Soliciting Small Community Grant Proposals from communities interested in receiving grant funding this year, under the Small Community Air Service Development Program. We stated that, subject to the availability of funding, the Department has up to $5 million available for FY2016 grant awards to carry out this program, and requested that proposals be filed in this Docket no later than May 2, 2016 (Order 2016-3-32).

Since the issuance of Order 2016-3-32, the Department has been able to recover $150,000 in funds remaining after closeout of prior years’ SCASDP projects. In light of this recent recovery, the Department intends to combine these funds with the total funding available for the FY2016 grant awards announced in Order 2016-3-32, bringing the total available for grant awards in FY2016 to be up to $5.15 million. The Department believes that it is in the public interest to make the additional funds available for these grant awards.

We would note that the inclusion of this additional funding does not alter any other provisions of our Order Soliciting Small Community Grant Proposals; specifically, that funds are only available for grant awards to qualified applicants who filed by the May, 2, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT deadline set forth in Order 2016-3-32, and that no additional applications may be filed in this Docket as a result of this Notice.

By: Jenny Rosenberg


 

Alabama

 

Proposal of Mobile Regional Airport - Mobile, AL

The Mobile Airport Authority is requesting a Small Community Air Service Development grant in the amount of $320,000 to be paired with a 15% local match of $50,000, as well as in-kind contributions of $475,600 to support the implementation of a strategic plan involving marketing support, reduced airport costs and airport-provided ground handling to recruit and support nonstop low-fare flights to a vacation or leisure destination. The project goal is to reintroduce a low-cost carrier to the Mobile market for the first time since the departure of AirTran in 1998. MOB experienced a 21% increase in passenger enplanements when Value Jet/AirTran operated in the market from 1996–1998. Low-fare service would allow residents of the region to travel affordably from this market, as much of the country already does, for the first time in nearly 20 years.

By: Roger Wehner

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

2013 SCASD Proposal

OST-2001-10680 - EAS at Mobile

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

 

Arizona

 

Proposal of Mohave County Airport Authority - Bullhead City, AZ

This application seeks funding for scheduled air service between Laughlin-Bullhead City and Denver on United. The service is estimated to generate $17.5 million in annual economic impact, bringing more than 18,000 new visitors to the area in the first year of service.

This Grant application does not represent the beginning of the air service development process for Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport or its community partners. This is just the latest, necessary step in developing sustainable service. The Airport was awarded a previous Grant in 2008, and was unable to finalize an agreement for air service. On three separate occasions, the Airport was in contract negotiations for service when factors outside its control caused the prospective airline to cancel mutually agreed upon contracts.

The community wants this service and is ready to support it. Partners in this application come from all sectors of the regional economy. Together, they have pledged $750,000 in cash matching funds, along with more than $660,000 in in-kind donations. Including in-kind, local funding for this project represents 66% of the total project cost. The Department of Transportation portion of funding is just 34% of the total project cost.

By: Jeremy Keating, 928-754-2134

2008 SCASD Proposal
2014 SCASD Proposal

http://laughlinbullheadintlairport.com/ - Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport

 

Proposal of Tucson Airport Authority - Tucson, AZ

Tucson International Airport is one of ten airports now eligible for Small Community Air Service Development Grant consideration that did not qualify when the program was first created. Tucson was a medium hub airport as recently as 2008, but steep declines in airline capacity and quickly rising fares led passenger numbers to fall. Since 2009, Tucson has been classified as a small hub airport, but it was not eligible for SCASDG until this year’s rules changed to track current airport classification to eligibility.

Tucson International Airport is requesting $900,000 in SCASDG-supported funding for the project. The total project cost is estimated at $3 million. There will be additional airport funding spent on marketing and advertising for the new service, but it is not a part of the revenue guarantee portion of this project.

By: Bonnie Allin

http://www.flytucson.com/ - Tucson International Airport

 



California

 

Proposal of Indian Wells Valley Airport District - Inyokern, CA - 180MB

This Grant application requests $450,000 in Grant funding, supported by $97,250 in local cash funding (90% community and 10% Airport with 25 individual and corporate contributors). This funding would enable the restoration of Los Angeles service, with Mokulele Airlines as service provider. Mokulele has written a letter of support for this application. We urge the Department to give this Grant application its fullest consideration, Inyokern is the type of air service challenge the SCASD grant program was designed to address.

By: Scott Seymour

2014 SCASD Proposal

OST-1998-3520 - EAS at Inyokern, CA

http://www.inyokernairport.com - Inyokern Airport

 

Proposal of County of San Diego - McClellan-Palomar, CA

Marketing program to recruit, secure and support new scheduled commercial airline service to McClellan-Palomar Airport by air carrier to be determined following Air Service Development conference(s).

County of San Diego Airports is prepared to dedicate $50,000 from the Airport Enterprise Fund toward the recruitment and marketing of a new airline for McClellan-Palomar Airport. Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce has committed to contributing $25,300 of membership and advertising contributions. San Diego North Economic Development Council has committed to contributing a marketing and advertising package for one year valued at $21,980.

By: Peter Drinkwater

2009 SCASD Proposal

http://sandiegocounty.gov/dpw/airports/palomar.html - McClellan-Palomar Airport

 

Proposal of City of Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA

The air service deficiencies at the Santa Barbara Airport include limited access to markets within California, significant local leakage to neighboring facilities, and airfares exceeding regional and national averages. The intent of this proposal is to generate new service to an in-state market via a risk mitigation/revenue guarantee program with enhanced marketing support. The application requests a grant of $400,000 with a community cash contribution of $200,000, plus in-kind contributions up to $100,000 by the airport, for a total amount of $700,000.

By: Hazel Johns

http://www.flysba.com/ - Santa Barbara Municipal Airport



Proposal of County of San Joaquin - Stockton, CA

San Joaquin County, California, the sponsor of this Small Community Air Service Development Program grant application for the Stockton Metropolitan Airport, in cooperation with its public/private partners, is requesting $650,000 in federal assistance to implement a $1,195,000 air service initiative.

The goal of this grant application is to acquire effective access to the national air transportation system by adding nonstop service to Los Angeles International Airport. LAX is one of the largest airports in the world, allowing connections to over 175 airports worldwide. The Los Angeles area is also a major local market for Stockton area travelers, with over 189,000 annual passengers (259 PDEW). By adding service to LAX, travelers to and from the Stockton area will be able to avoid driving to alternate airports, which increases the time and expense for area travelers and limits further regional economic development. With notoriously unpredictable traffic patterns, travelers are forced to plan on significantly longer travel times than would otherwise be needed, further increasing the need for service from SCK.

By: Harry Mavrogenes

2007 SCASD Proposal

http://www.co.san-joaquin.ca.us/airport - Stockton Metropolitan Airport




Florida

 

Proposal of Lakeland Linder Regional Airport - Lakeland, FL

Lakeland Linder Regional Airport Authority and its partners are requesting grant funds in the amount of $250,000 from the Department. This funding will be matched by $25,000 in local airport funding and $25,000 by the Central Florida Visitors and Convention Bureau.

While we cannot know the exact expenditure rate for Grant funding, we believe that Grant supported marketing efforts will be distributed throughout the years 2016 and 2017, as appropriate for optimum support of new air service. The timing of the ground handling portion of the project will be tied to the specific needs of recruited air carriers and timing of flights added to the airport. Thus, the Airport requests that it’s Grant have at least a two-year term.

By: Eugene Conrad III

2011 SCASD Proposal
2012 SCASD Proposal

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





Proposal of Orlando Melbourne International Airport - Melbourne, FL

Orlando Melbourne International Airport is requesting a Small Community Air Service Development Grant in the amount of $500,000 for a minimum revenue guarantee for service to Washington Reagan Airport on American Airlines. Collectively, the three airports serving the Washington/Baltimore region generated 42 passengers per day each way in 2015 to and from Melbourne based on DOT data. A leakage study recently completed using year-end third quarter 2015 data estimated 215 PDEW leak from Orlando Melbourne International Airport to other airports in the region. Coupled with the 42 PDEW retained and the 215 PDEW that leak, the true market size of the Melbourne-Washington/Baltimore market is estimated to be 257 PDEW. While we don’t have leakage data for other US airports, we can say with a high degree of certainty Melbourne is likely the largest market in the US without nonstop service to at least one of the three Washington/Baltimore area airports when the leaked traffic is considered. While Melbourne-Washington service would be aimed primarily at local travelers to and from Washington, Washington service on American would also complement American’s existing Melbourne-Charlotte service and offer logical connecting opportunities to at least 26 other airports American serves from Washington Reagan.

By: Greg Donovan

OST-2002-13794 - EAS at Melbourne, FL

http://www.mlbair.com/ - Orlando Melbourne International Airport





Proposal of City of Vero Beach - Vero Beach, FL

Vero Beach Regional Airport is seeking grant funding of $200,000 for marketing and ground handling assistance to aid in strengthening existing schedu led air service and creating the environment for additional service for the community. Vero Beach Regional Airport is pursuing additional non-stop jet service and/or regional service to a Southeast hub airport as an alternative to the existing options with long drives to Orlando International or Palm Beach International Airports. Vero Beach Regional Airport can offer airlines lower rates and charges than those experienced by air carriers at existing airports in the Central and South Florida regions.

By: Ericson Menger

http://www.verobeachairport.org/ - Vero Beach Regional Airport



Idaho

 

Proposal of Friedman Memorial Airport Authority - Sun Valley/Ketchum/Hailey, ID

This Small Community Air Service Development Program grant application for Friedman Memorial Airport meets the criteria of Docket OST-2016-0037. Friedman Memorial Airport Authority, the grant sponsor, is requesting $500,000 in federal assistance to implement a $715,000 air service initiative. The goal of this project is to initiate nonstop service by Alaska Airlines to Portland International Airport. SUN is a two-time previous grant recipient (2002 and 2013) and in both cases SCASDP funds were successfully used to initiate new, nonstop service. The proposed project’s goals differ from the previous grant goals.

By: Ron Fairfax

2002 SCASD Proposal
2003 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal
2013 SCASD Proposal

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

 

Illinois

 

Proposal of Springfield Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport - Springfield, IL

This consortium proposal of Springfield and Carbondale calls for $400,000 in DOT funding, matched by $100,000 in local cash and $40,000 in local in-kind funding, creating a $540,000 support for the start-up phase of scheduled, non-sterile small aircraft service between Carbondale, Springfield and Chicago. Southern Airways Express, with surplus Navajo nine-seat aircraft, has written a letter of support for this application. We have a clear and significant unserved market, a concise and conservative business plan and a carrier ready to begin service. We urge the Department to endorse this proposal. This modest Grant funding will permit a prompt startup for this service proposal by year-end 2016.

By: Mark Hanna

2006 SCASD Proposal
2012 SCASD Proposal

OST-2006-23930 - EAS at Springfield (Terminated)

http://www.flyspi.com/ - Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

 

Iowa

 

Proposal of City of Sioux City - Sioux City, IA

This Small Community Air Service Development Program grant application for the Sioux Gateway Airport/Col. Bud Day Field meets the criteria of Docket OST-2016-0037. The City of Sioux City, Iowa, the legal sponsor, is requesting $600,000 in federal assistance to implement a $1,434,940 air service initiative. The Strategic Plan is to add service to Denver International Airport or Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport to facilitate better access to the national air transportation system.

By: Mike Collett

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

2012 SCASD Proposal

OST-2011-0131 - EAS at Sioux City

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




Proposal of Waterloo Regional Airport - Waterloo, IA

Total requested amount of grant application: $250,000

Waterloo Regional Airport is requesting the above funds to be utilized as an incentive plan for local Waterloo & Cedar Falls, to include others within the confines of Black Hawk County-based travel agencies to continue the promotion – yet to provide an off-set of travel agency fees for the passengers traveling from Waterloo Regional Airport that will go to support the existing commercial air service with American Airlines. This program request is to encourage local passengers that purchase travel agency services to take another look FIRST, at using Waterloo, in contrast with our potential passenger traffic driving to one of the following airports:

  1. Dubuque
  2. Eastern Iowa
  3. Des Moines

By: Keith Kaspari

OST-2011-0132 - EAS at Waterloo

http://www.flyalo.com/ - Waterloo Regional Airport



Kansas

 

Proposal of Salina Airport Authority - Salina, KS

The Salina community and Great Lakes have identified a lack of awareness of the new EAS service as a deficiency. The need is to market and promote Great Lakes’ EAS service over a two-year period. The airline, Salina Airport Authority, City of Salina and Saline County have committed funds to build awareness of the new EAS service at the Salina Regional Airport. The 25 county service area marketing program would be greatly enhanced with the assistance of a $275,000 DOT SCASDP grant as our financial resources are a limiting factor in what we can do to market and promote in the greater 25-county region.

By: Timothy Rogers

2007 SCASD Proposal - with Topeka
2008 SCASD Proposal

OST-2002-11376 - EAS at Salina

http://salinaairport.com/ - Salina Municipal Airport




Louisiana

 

Proposal of Shreveport Airport Authority - Shreveport, LA

To address the deficiency of a lack of eastern US air service access at SHV, the airport and its community partners have determined a new hub connection to airports such as O’Hare International Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport would provide the levels of eastern US access with its current airline partners that the community needs in order for its economy to flourish. Currently, growth opportunities are being stifled by limited air service, and these three major US hubs would help alleviate the air service deficiency which is stifling economic development.

This grant application respectfully requests $500,000 in federal government funding to be matched by $500,000 from the community organization for a total of $1,000,000. In addition, the Airport Authority will provide incentives through its Shreveport Air Carrier Incentive Program for marketing and landing fee abatement, and rental abatement if requested by an airline. The estimated value of the airport incentive package is $150,000. Thus, the total incentive package available if SHV is awarded a grant will be $1.15 Million.

By: SAA

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

2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

2013 SCASD Proposal

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

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




Michigan

 

Proposal of Capital Region International Airport - Lansing, MI

The Capital Region International Airport is proposing year-round, non-stop flights to Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport on Delta Connection. The Airport Authority has committed $1 million to support this service in the form of a Minimum Revenue Guarantee. In addition, the Capital Region International Airport requests $750,000 in SCASD grant funds, increasing the total Revenue Guarantee to $1.75 million. SCASD funds would be used to financially support Delta Connection during the first 12 month period of the new Atlanta service.

This new service would cater to the approximately 70 daily booked LAN-ATL O&D passengers and passengers connecting to the southeast US. It would also reach out to international connecting traffic. These traffic bases today are driving to alternate airports in the region, mostly to Detroit.

By: Robert Selig

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

FAA-2012-0089 - Sun Country Airlines - Lansing-DCA Slots
FAA-2015-3491
- American Airlines - Lansing-DCA Slots
FAA-2015-3932 - Delta Air Lines - Lansing-DCA Slots

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

 



Minnesota

 

Proposal of Rochester Airport Company - Rochester, MN

Rochester International Airport and its community partners have collected $500,000 in cash to use as part of a revenue guarantee for new service. The Airport is seeking $750,000 in matching funds through the Small Community Air Service Development Grant program in support of the effort. The main target for new service is Dallas/Ft. Worth – a large local market connected to a huge hub with the ability to connect Rochester to dozens of destinations with no current one-stop service.

Rochester’s successful Atlanta service recruitment has shown that the key to making a new regional route work is the right mix of traffic. Atlanta is a large local market, with demand for the non-stop. Local traffic, flying only between Atlanta and Rochester, fills about a third of each flight. Connecting traffic, flying to cities beyond Atlanta, fills the other two third of available seats.

By: John Reed

2012 SCASD Proposal

http://www.rochesterintlairport.com/ - Rochester International Airport




Missouri

 

Proposal of City of Columbia - Columbia, MO

The City of Columbia respectfully submits this proposal in the amount of $750,000 in grant funds from the Small Community Air Service Development Program. The City is seeking this federal funding allocation as a revenue guarantee to secure a second airline and/or additional route(s) for Columbia Regional Airport in an effort to improve air service and reduce air fares. The goal of this project is to provide direct air service from Columbia to a western or eastern hub airport by either a new air carrier or from our existing air carrier.

By: City Manager Michael Mattes

2006 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal - Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Joplin, Kirksville and Waynesville
2010 SCASD Proposal - Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Joplin, Kirksville and Waynesville

OST-2006-23931 - EAS at Columbia

http://www.flymidmo.com/ - Columbia Regional Airport




Montana

 

Proposal of City of Billings - Billings, MT

The City of Billings, Montana, the sponsor of this Small Community Air Service Development Program grant application, in cooperation with its private partners, is requesting $750,000 in federal assistance to implement a $1,496,325 air service initiative at Billings Logan International Airport. BIL has not previously applied for or benefited from a SCASDP grant.

The goal of this grant application is to acquire daily, nonstop service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to meet the air service needs of this growing region.

By: Mayor Thomas Hanel

http://www.flybillings.com/ - Billings Airport




Proposal of Helena Regional Airport Authority - Helena, MT

The objective of the Small Community Air Service Development proposal is to regain the second daily frequency between Helena Regional Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Alaska Airlines. In August 2015, Alaska Airlines discontinued the morning departure from HLN to SEA (the aircraft overnighted at HLN each evening). This was not due to the performance of the route, but rather resource availability of Alaska Airlines. Currently, one daily frequency exists between HLN and SEA, but it is a mid-day flight and can be inconvenient for business travelers and other members of the traveling public. The permanent reinstatement of the morning HLN-SEA frequency will have a positive impact on Helena and the communities that the airport serves in Montana.

The Helena Regional Airport Authority was awarded a Small Community Air Service Development Program grant award for $450,000 during FY 2007. However, there are major differences between the previous grant award and this current request.

The objective of the $450,000 grant award from FY 2007 was to “recruit a new airline to provide daily nonstop service between Helena and Denver” through “partnering with United to provide service on Helena-Denver route.” The current grant objective is specifically for the reinstatement of the second daily HLN-SEA frequency on Alaska Airlines. We will note, however, that the previous grant award was utilized and that United is still providing daily nonstop service between Helena and Denver, and the flight is very successful, producing very strong load factors (85%+).

By: Jeff Wadekamper

2007 SCASD Proposal

http://www.helenaairport.com/ - Helena Regional Airport

 

Proposal of Missoula County Airport Authority - Missoula, MT

The amount requested in this application is $600,000 and the community partners will contribute
$400,000.

The main objective of this grant application is to request funding for a risk mitigation/revenue guarantee program and associated marketing/advertising component to increase access to/from the
southern United States. Currently, MSO suffers from a lack of available capacity to/from the southern
US. In fact, on a year-round basis, only three US hubs provide efficient and logical connectivity to this
growing passenger segment at MSO. These are Delta’s Salt Lake City and Minneapolis hubs
and United’s Denver hub.

The proposed service is for nonstop flights between Missoula International Airport and one of two primary southern US connecting hubs:

  1. Dallas-Ft. Worth hub
  2. George Bush Intercontinental Airport hub

By: Cris Jensen

2008 SCASD Proposal

http://www.flymissoula.com/ - Missoula International Airport




Nevada

 

Proposal of Reno-Tahoe International Airport - Reno, NV

The RTAA is requesting $500,000 each, for three markets proposed in this application for a total of $1,500,000 from the USDOT for Revenue Guarantee.

Funds from a SCASDP grant would be supplemented by the Regional Air Service Corporation and utilized to provide marketing support of potential new routes and/or revenue guarantees to reduce the risk of bringing the much needed service to the Reno-Tahoe region. The three service markets RNO is seeking grant funds for are as follows:

  1. Elko, NV
  2. Atlanta, GA
  3. Washington, DC

By: Marily Mora

http://www.renoairport.com/ - Reno-Tahoe International Airport




New Mexico

 

Proposal of Santa Fe Municipal Airport - Santa Fe, NM

The air service made possible by this grant will resolve a major air service deficiency created by the elimination of flight access to Los Angeles and the US West, which was precipitated by the national shortage of pilot time.

American Airlines has indicated that it is interested in adding flights that will access its connecting hub at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, contingent upon funding to offset the risk of this new market operation.

As a corollary to the need to re-establish Santa Fe access to the West, this proposed service will concurrently address the single greatest O&D leakage at Santa Fe, which is to Phoenix, the largest market in the SAF-ABQ corridor.

The application requests a grant of $500,000, to be accompanied by match from a combination local and state sources of $500,000. This will be supported by additional in-kind incentives.

By: Cameron Humphres

OST-2004-19825 - EAS at Santa Fe

http://www.santafenm.gov/airport - Santa Fe Municipal Airport




New York

 

Proposal of Town of Islip/Long Island MacArthur Airport - Islip, NY

The funding from this grant would be used to develop additional service at ISP in a way that begins the next phase of air service development at ISP. The Regional Planning Association report commissioned by the Port Authority identified ISP as the primary regional airport that can provide immediate benefits to the NY region.

The RPA report directly ties the ability of the NY region to meet the needs of the economic growth to its airport capacity. Increasing capacity at LGA and JFK is critical to meeting this demand, and runway capacity and airspace capacity cannot be added quickly. Passengers from the Long Island catchment area that are now driving to LGA or JFK can be matched with air service at ISP within the same airline hub system. This matches the catchment area demand with the flight capacity on Long Island plus opens up capacity at LGA and JFK for the growth in demand there as well. ISP is a key component for near-term capacity increases at JFK and LGA, and this grant will enable this phase of the ISP air service development to commence.

Total project cost: $1,200,000

By: Robert Schneider

2013 SCASD Proposal
2014 SCASD Proposal

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




Proposal of Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport - Ithaca, NY

The objective of this grant application is to remedy this air service deficiency through a multi-faceted approach, with a combination of risk mitigation and marketing/advertising of the new Chicago service or increased DTW service. It is believed that this approach will assist in ensuring self sufficiency of the new route. The community is requesting a grant in the amount of $750,000 with a community match of $428,000. Additionally, in-kind incentives are being offered by the airport through fee waivers for landing fees in the amount of $451,239 for the implementation of the new or increased air service.

By: Michael Hall

2004 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal
2013 SCASD Proposal

OST-2003-15414 - EAS at Ithaca

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


Nevada

 

Proposal of Reno-Tahoe International Airport - Reno, NV

The RTAA is requesting $500,000 each, for three markets proposed in this application for a total of $1,500,000 from the USDOT for Revenue Guarantee.

Funds from a SCASDP grant would be supplemented by the Regional Air Service Corporation and utilized to provide marketing support of potential new routes and/or revenue guarantees to reduce the risk of bringing the much needed service to the Reno-Tahoe region. The three service markets RNO is seeking grant funds for are as follows:

  1. Elko, NV
  2. Atlanta, GA
  3. Washington, DC

By: Marily Mora

http://www.renoairport.com/ - Reno-Tahoe International Airport




New Mexico

 

Proposal of Santa Fe Municipal Airport - Santa Fe, NM

The air service made possible by this grant will resolve a major air service deficiency created by the elimination of flight access to Los Angeles and the US West, which was precipitated by the national shortage of pilot time.

American Airlines has indicated that it is interested in adding flights that will access its connecting hub at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, contingent upon funding to offset the risk of this new market operation.

As a corollary to the need to re-establish Santa Fe access to the West, this proposed service will concurrently address the single greatest O&D leakage at Santa Fe, which is to Phoenix, the largest market in the SAF-ABQ corridor.

The application requests a grant of $500,000, to be accompanied by match from a combination local and state sources of $500,000. This will be supported by additional in-kind incentives.

By: Cameron Humphres

OST-2004-19825 - EAS at Santa Fe

http://www.santafenm.gov/airport - Santa Fe Municipal Airport




New York

 

Proposal of Town of Islip/Long Island MacArthur Airport - Islip, NY

The funding from this grant would be used to develop additional service at ISP in a way that begins the next phase of air service development at ISP. The Regional Planning Association report commissioned by the Port Authority identified ISP as the primary regional airport that can provide immediate benefits to the NY region.

The RPA report directly ties the ability of the NY region to meet the needs of the economic growth to its airport capacity. Increasing capacity at LGA and JFK is critical to meeting this demand, and runway capacity and airspace capacity cannot be added quickly. Passengers from the Long Island catchment area that are now driving to LGA or JFK can be matched with air service at ISP within the same airline hub system. This matches the catchment area demand with the flight capacity on Long Island plus opens up capacity at LGA and JFK for the growth in demand there as well. ISP is a key component for near-term capacity increases at JFK and LGA, and this grant will enable this phase of the ISP air service development to commence.

Total project cost: $1,200,000

By: Robert Schneider

2013 SCASD Proposal
2014 SCASD Proposal

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




Proposal of Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport - Ithaca, NY

The objective of this grant application is to remedy this air service deficiency through a multi-faceted approach, with a combination of risk mitigation and marketing/advertising of the new Chicago service or increased DTW service. It is believed that this approach will assist in ensuring self sufficiency of the new route. The community is requesting a grant in the amount of $750,000 with a community match of $428,000. Additionally, in-kind incentives are being offered by the airport through fee waivers for landing fees in the amount of $451,239 for the implementation of the new or increased air service.

By: Michael Hall

2004 SCASD Proposal
2005 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal
2013 SCASD Proposal

OST-2003-15414 - EAS at Ithaca

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



North Carolina

 

Proposal of City of Concord - Concord, NC

The Airport has developed a comprehensive local public-private partnership in support of this Grant application. The City of Concord is the Airport’s main public partner. The Airport’s private partners include the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation. The City and these organizations have pledged $50,000 in cash funding for this air service development project. With this local cash in hand, the Airport is seeking $250,000 in federal SCASD Grant funding, for a total project cost of $300,000. The local share of the total project is 17% of the funding needed, with the federal share comprising the remaining 83%.

The anticipated timeline for the project assumes a Grant would be awarded in July of 2016. If the Grant agreement with the DOT is finalized in August of 2016, during the fall of 2016, the Airport will work to finalize an agreement for additional less-than-daily, low cost air service through the incentives offered under this program. As soon as that service is launched, the campaign, in support of that new service, will launch. The Airport anticipates closing the Grant by March of 2018.

By: Aviation Director Rick Cloutier

2007 SCASD Proposal - 11 NC Airports
2008 SCASD Proposal - 23 NC, SC and GA Airports
2009 SCASD Proposal - 7 NC Airports
2013 SCASD Proposal
2014 SCASD Proposal

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




Proposal of Pitt County-City of Greenville Airport Authority - Greenville, NC

Pitt-Greenville Airport seeks a Small Community Air Service Development Grant of $750,000 to support a revenue guarantee for new service to Atlanta, operated by a regional carrier carrying the Delta Air Lines code. The Airport has worked hard to raise $678,667 in local funding, through more than a dozen individual sources, to match its Grant request. This project represents the Airport’s best opportunity to reduce local fares, increase airline capacity, and curb passenger leakage to Raleigh-Durham.

By: Jerry Vickers

2005 SCASD Proposal
2008 SCASD Proposal - 23 NC, SC and GA Airports
2013 SCASD Proposal

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

 

Oregon

 

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

Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport is seeking SCASDG funding to provide a revenue guarantee to a carrier that can operate new flights to the south of the market, providing competition and lowering fares. This project meets the goals of the SCASDG program by helping to make air travel more affordable, increasing access to air service in an isolated region, and supporting a community that has pledged $80,500 in cash to support its own air service development project.

Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport and its community partners have committed 22.5% of the project’s total cost. Together the community partners and the Airport have pledged $50,000 in cash for the local funding portion of this application. Additionally, the Airport’s approved incentive program will provide $80,500 in landing fee waivers for the new route. The federal Department of Transportation share is $450,000, or 77.5% of the total project cost of $580,500.

By: Bern Case

2010 SCASD Proposal
2011 SCASD Proposal
2012 SCASD Proposal

http://www.jacksoncountyor.org/airport - Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport




South Dakota

 

Proposal of City of Watertown - Watertown, SD

This Small Community Air Service Development Program grant application for the Watertown Regional Airport meets the priority selection criteria of Docket OST-2016-0037. The City of Watertown, the airport sponsor, is requesting $130,000 in federal assistance to implement a $150,000 air service initiative. The project goal is to create a comprehensive marketing campaign and monitoring program to improve the effectiveness of the subsidized Essential Air Service and reverse declining passenger trends. ATY has applied for a SCASDP grant twice before, in 2007 and 2015, and was not awarded a grant for either request.

By: Todd Syhre

2007 SCASD Proposal

OST-2001-10644 - EAS at Watertown

http://www.watertownsdairport.com/ - Watertown Regional Airport




Tennessee

 

Proposal of Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority - Knoxville, TN

Knoxville has been awarded two SCASD grants in the past. Despite the community’s detailed plans for solving it’s high airfare problem, unforeseen changes in the airline industry adversely impacted both planned SCASD projects.

Knoxville airfares are clearly unreasonably high, and have been for many years. If fares in Knoxville were high enough to justify a grant award in 2003 and 2009, the same high-fare issue faced today certainly makes Knoxville a worthy candidate for 2016 grant funding.

As a government agency and legal sponsor of this Application, the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority seeks $500,000 in federal SCASD grant funds. These funds will be combined with locally-provided cash generated by our public-private support group Knoxville Competitive Airfare Partnership, as well as airport-funded cash incentives provided through the airport’s published Enhanced Air Service Partnership Program to yield $1.4 million in marketing incentives that will be used to attract increased low-fare airline service for the Knoxville community.

By: James Evans

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

http://www.tys.org/ - Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport

 


Proposal of Millington Regional Jetport - Millington, TN

Millington Regional Jetport herein submits its application for a 2016 Small Community Air Service Development Grant. NQA is seeking a moderate grant funding of $250,000 for marketing and ground handling assistance to aid in securing the first scheduled air carrier. Millington Regional Jetport is pursuing a carrier such as ViaAir, National Airlines or Spirit Airlines for less-than-daily scheduled service as an alternative to the flights operated by airlines at Memphis International Airport. Unable to absorb the higher operation costs at MEM, the air carriers listed can look to Millington Regional Jetport to successfully serve the Memphis, TN region. Millington Regional Jetport can offer airlines lower rates and charges than those experienced currently by air carriers at Memphis International Airport.

By: Roy Remington

2014 SCASD Proposal

http://www.millingtonregionaljetport.com/ - Millington Regional Jetport

 


Texas

 

Proposal of Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport - Amarillo, TX

The Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport is asking for a $750,000 SCASD Grant to support air service. This grant would be used as a Minimum Revenue Guarantee for 2x daily CRJ service to Phoenix. The service would be on American Airlines unit Envoy, operated by SkyWest Airlines. In addition, the community is committing local funds of $200,000 to market this service. These funds would come from a combination of the Airport, the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce and the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Hence, the total project initiative is for $950,000.

By: Sara Freese

2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.amarillo-cvb.org/Airport-Airline/index.html - Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport




Virginia

 

Proposal of Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport - Roanoke, VA

This Small Community Air Service Development Program grant Regional Airport meets the criteria of Docket OST-2016-0037. The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission is requesting $600,000 in federal assistance to implement a $1,146,600 air service initiative. ROA has not previously received a grant under the SCASDP. ROA is the only Virginia commercial service airport that has applied for a SCASDP and not received a grant award.

By: Timothy Bradshaw

2005 SCASD Proposal

http://www.roanokeairport.com/ - Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport

Washington

 

Proposal of William Fairchild International Airport - Port Angeles, WA

To meet the goal of renewed service to SeaTac, the Port of Port Angeles is applying for the 2016 Small Community Air Service Development Program Grant to support a revenue guarantee that will be part of a comprehensive incentive package to attract a new airline by mitigating the financial risk of starting new service in a new location.

The Port proposes funding of $200,000 for a revenue guarantee which will be matched by a robust combination of marketing support and cost abatement from the Port of Port Angeles, the Port of Seattle and the City of Port Angeles as well the federal “[TSA] Treating Small Airports with Fairness Act” that was introduced by Congressman Derek Kilmer in February, passed the US House of Representatives in April and has moved to the U.S. Senate for consideration in May 2016.

By: Karen Goschen

2004 SCASD Proposal
2009 SCASD Proposal

http://www.portofpa.com/index.aspx?NID=109 - William Fairchild International Airport



 


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