Airlines Make Bids for State Money

Cheyenne, WY – Six proposals were submitted to the Wyoming Business Council for the $3 Million air service improvement program. The Council's Minerals, Energy, and Transportation Director is pleased with the responses because he says all would enhance service and not just fund current operations. Patrick Pitet confirms that one proposal, from Northwest Airlines, would be for direct service between Casper and Minneapolis. The other proposals came from United, Mesa, Great Lakes, and Sky West. The Jackson Hole Air Improvement Resources group also submitted a proposal to help them attract a new winter carrier. Pitet says all ten commercial airports in the state are involved in the proposals. And he says there is a proposal to restore flights between Cody and Denver.