Casper Airport Manger Upset With Business Council

Cheyenne, WY – The airport manager in Casper is upset by last week's decision not to spend any of the state's three million dollar air service enhancement fund. One proposal that was passed on by the Wyoming Business Council's Board of Directors was one that would start jet service on Northwest Airlines between Casper and Minneapolis. Natrona County International Airport Manager Dan Mann says the council walked away from its responsibilities. Mann says it's amazing the legislature and communities see how air service and economic development are tied together, but the Business Council doesn't see it. Mann says Northwest service is still possible for Casper, but it may be at least a year before it happens.