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    Eagle County Regional Airport
    P.O. Box 850
    Eagle, Colorado 81631

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    219 Eldon Wilson Road
    Gypsum, Colorado 81637  

County to consider air service development incentives

Contact: Chris Anderson, Airport Terminal Manager, 970-328-2649 or 

The Eagle County Board of Commissioners will consider adopting incentives to promote the development of new air service into the Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) during the board’s regular meeting next week. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 1 in the Eagle County Room, located at 500 Broadway in Eagle. All interested community members are encouraged to attend.

As proposed, the county would waive landing fees for aircraft on new routes during specific times of the year, representing a change from the county’s past involvement in air service development. The program would provide up to $102,000 in airline incentives for the 2012 summer season and the 2012/13 winter season. Joint marketing of the new service along with the airline may also be considered.

Eagle County previously participated in air service development through the Eagle Air Alliance, but withdrew from the group in March 2011 following a change in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policies. Since then, airport officials have been working to develop an incentive program that meets FAA requirements while also meeting the county’s objectives. “Growing our air service is good for the airport, as well as an economic development goal we share with the community,” said Commissioner Jon Stavney. 

Target markets for the incentive program are Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington D.C., which align with the Eagle Air Alliance strategic plan. Participating members in the Alliance include Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek Resort Company and the towns of Eagle, Gypsum and Vail, as well as over 20 additional local businesses and organizations.

For more information, contact EGE Terminal Manager Chris Anderson at 970-328-2649.