Wichita, Garden City Share Affordable Airfare Funds
KSCB News - July 11, 2011 3:06 pm
Applications for the Fiscal
million total was approved by the 2011 Kansas Legislature and marks the 6th year of the program.
Inclusion of the Garden City request marks the first expansion of the KAAP program beyond Sedgwick County. The two requests for funding were received by the REAP Executive Committee Wednesday, July 6, and recommended for approval.
The Garden City proposal represents a partnership with Dodge City. The funding will allow the regional airport to initiate commercial jet service to Dallas. Under the partnership, Dodge City agrees to designate $1 million of its annual federal Emergency Air Service funding in support of the Garden City Regional Airport.
The Dodge City Airport will continue to operate, but will not offer any commercial air service.