The Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport has been awarded $780,000 through the 2012 Small Community Air Service Development Program.
Administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation, SCASDP assists airports with insufficient passenger air service or unreasonably high airfare fees to attract new service.
Dan Dickten, aviation director at the airport, said the grant will be used to provide an airline revenue guarantee for up to three years for carriers willing to start daily passenger service at the Vienna facility. He said the money will help sustain a carrier’s operation at less risk.
“Companies don’t want to invest in the smaller airports because there is too much risk involved. This money will help get some of the airlines we have been talking to about daily service off the fence,” Dickten said.