Representatives of Jackson Hole Airport who attended last week’s meeting of the Wyoming Air Service Improvement Council witnessed a proposal that will have little impact on the airport here. That’s because Jackson Hole already has excellent air service: but that’s not the case for much of the rest of the state. The council approved a measure to seek airlines interested in providing air service to rural Wyoming communities. As such, the state hopes to begin negotiations with interested airlines early next year. Meanwhile, airlines have until December 20thto submit proposals to the state for consideration. The arrangement is anticipated to cost the state about $15-million over the next ten years. Communities interested in participating in the program in would then share 40 percent of the cost. Communities currently being eyed for the service include Sheridan County Airport, Riverton Regional Airport, Sweetwater County Airport in Rock Springs, and Gillette-Campbell County Airport. Jackson Hole is currently served by six air carriers; American, Delta, Frontier, Skywest, United and United Express.
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