Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the Chautauqua Airport in Jamestown, New York will receive $150,000 in federal funding through a United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Small Community Air Service Development Grant.
“This grant will be used for a public and private partnership aimed at forging a coordinated effort to promote air services into and out of Chautauqua County,” said Congressman Higgins. “Increased travel options are good for local residents and great for tourists looking to come and enjoy all of the attractions the Chautauqua region has to offer.”
In addition to $150,000 in federal funds, $25,000 in matching local funds will be used to market a new airline service between the Jamestown-Chautauqua County Airport and Cleveland-Hopkins International.
Chautauqua County is just one of 25 communities awarded this USDOT Small Communities grant. This program helps communities address the challenges of local air service, such as high fares and insufficient levels of service. The grants will be used by communities around the country for programs such as financial incentives to air carriers, studies to determine air service needs, and marketing programs that encourage communities to use commercial carriers offering local air service.