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Regional Airport Closer To Reality

KSCB News - July 13, 2011 3:41 pm

The possibility of establishing a
regional airport in Garden City has gained traction now that a
state-supported program earmarked money for the concept.
But the grant hinges on Dodge
City and Garden City officials teaming up to attract commercial jet
service to Garden City.
The cities’ officials recommendation on the plan is due Friday,
but they’re seeking an extension.
The Wichita-based Regional Economic Area Partnership announced
earlier this week that it had awarded $250,000 to the Garden City
Regional Airport.
Garden City has asked Dodge City to consider relinquishing part
of its subsidy from the federal Essential Air Service program,
which supports rural commercial air service. Under the proposal,
the two cities would pool resources to establish a regional airport
in Garden City.


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