3 Mich. communities awarded air service grants

Escanaba, Kalamazoo and Manistee are being given a total of $622,500 in federal grants designed to help them improve their airline service. The three Michigan communities are among 29 nationwide that are getting $15 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Small Community Air Service Development Program. The program helps small communities develop their own solutions to local air service needs.
AP Wire
Sep 29, 2011


Escanaba is receiving $72,500 to help market the community’s new Essential Air Service subsidized jet air service. An award of $500,000 to Kalamazoo will be used for marketing and a revenue guarantee to attract new service to Dallas or another hub with southbound connections. Manistee has been awarded $50,000 to market its EAS service to Milwaukee.

The grants were announced this week.



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