Airline Enhancement Grants To Be Decided

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors are expected to make decisions on the state's three million dollar air service enhancement fund Thursday. The board will received a presentation on the proposals made by six airlines to improve Wyoming air passenger service and decide which airlines will receive grants. Great Lakes C-E-O Chuck Howell will be watching the meeting closely since his airline is one of the six to make proposals. Howell believes the Business Council probably got an eye-opener from the proposals because enhancing air service is going to be very expensive. He's sure the council is reflecting on whether three million dollars will be enough. Howell says his company's proposal would enhance air service at eight Wyoming airports. It includes a mix of increasing the number of flights and replacing 19-seat planes with 30-seat planes.