DOT Grants Pen Air two year contract for Plattsburgh Airport

The Department of Transportation has renewed its selection of PenAir to provide Essential Air Service to Plattsburgh International Airport. Congressman Bill Owens announced the continuation of funding on Wednesday..  PenAir will receive $5,428,148 in funding support over two years and provide 12 weekly nonstop round trip flights to Boston Logan International Airport.

Congressman Owens says “Air service to and from Plattsburgh is a strong basis for tourism and commercial investment in the region,”

Chris Kreig is the Airport’s Manager, He says “PenAir’s service has been well received,” and he says “This extension will give the community important continuity, and comes at a perfect time,”

Garry Douglas is President of the North Country Chamber of Commerce which serves as the airport’s marketing and development organization. He added “they’ve recently developed and launched a major two-year marketing partnership with PenAir designed to further build their business, especially from the Montreal market.” PenAir has also located a maintenance operation in Plattsburgh to support flights to and from Boston using a 30 to 33 seat passenger Saab 340 aircraft. The new funding represents an annual increase of $243,240 over the current funding level. The selection renewal lasts for two years, from July 1, 2014 until June 30, 2016.

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