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US small communities awarded air services grants

Following the receipt of bids from more than 30 communities in May (Airports of the World News, July-August 2016), the DOT has now allocated the $5m it has available to assist in the development of air services to small communities across the country under the Small Communities Air Services Development programme.

4-Jul-2016

This year's funding for development of air services to small communities in the USA has been announced. The US Department of Transportation (DOT) provides federal support for air services under the Small Community Air Service Development (SCASD) programme, which in intended to deliver temporary financial assistance to address air service and airfare issues, including help to attract new air-service by establishing revenue guarantees, cost offsets, and marketing support. Funding can also be used to help retain or expand current services, or for upgrades to airport facilities to make them more attractive to airlines.

Following the receipt of bids from more than 30 communities in May (Airports of the World News, July-August 2016), the DOT has allocated the $5m available this year as follows:

Amarillo, Texas - $750,000 for services to Phoenix
Billings, Montana - $750,000 for services to Dallas/Fort Worth International
Hailey (Sun Valley), Idaho - $500,000 for services to Portland
Inyokern, California - $450,000 for services to Los Angeles
Missoula, Montana - $600,000 for services to Dallas/Fort Worth or Houston Intercontinental
Port Angeles, Washington - $200,000 for services to Seattle Tacoma
Santa Fe, New Mexico - $500,000 for services to Phoenix
Stockton, California - $650,000 for services to Los Angeles

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