KS Governor Signs Aviation Aid Bill | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 08.22.16

Airborne 08.23.16

Airborne 08.24.16

Airborne 08.25.16

Airborne 08.26.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 08.22.16

Airborne 08.23.16

Airborne 08.24.16

Airborne 08.25.16

Airborne 08.26.16

Tweet Us The Coolest Things You See @OSH16!
#OSH16Coolest!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

Thu, Jun 29, 2006

KS Governor Signs Aviation Aid Bill

ICT Subsidies Will Continue

The bill was so nice... she signed it twice. In a ceremony Monday at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport, Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius signed a bill authorizing state aid for Sedgwick County's so-called "FairFares" plan.

Wichita's KSN-TV reports the symbolic signing at ICT was actually the second time the governor signed the bill, which provides $5 million in state subsidies intended to keep commercial airfares out of Wichita affordable.

"We got your message loud and clear that airfares are critical, affordable airfares are critical," Sebelius said. "Not only to Wichita, but to the entire state."

As Aero-News reported earlier this month, the three-year contract covers subsidies for AirTran's three daily round-trip flights to Atlanta from Wichita. Most of the money -- approximately $5 million -- will come from the state through its Regional Economic Area Partnership fund, with the rest coming from local governments.

That's alot of money to give one carrier, and the plan has not been without controversy... but as Governor Sebelius put it, nearly half the people living in Kansas rely on Mid-Continent to travel in and out of the state... including companies luring customers and new recruits to Kansas.

"I think this bill will help to continue our effort to create jobs, good jobs, and to keep the jobs that we have here in the state," Sebelius said.

FMI: www.airtran.com, www.wichitagov.org/

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 08.26.16: Citation Longitude Update, Falcon 9 Display, N Shore Heli Rte

Also: Aerosim Scholarship, Santa Monica Nonsense, Marine One, UAV Developer Kit, FAA Penalty, F-35 Weapons Test, Coastal Helicopters The Cessna Citation Longitude moves closer to i>[...]

Another Tough Weekend For Airshows... Two Pilots Lost

Accidents in Oregon and China Take Lives It's been a lousy weekend to be an aviation journalist as we document the tragic loss of two well-known pilots in two separate airshows acc>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.28.16)

"This is the perfect natural laboratory to study aerosol-cloud interactions, which are some of the largest uncertainties in the prediction of future climate." Source: Jens Redemann>[...]

NASA Flies To Africa to Study Climate Effects Of Smoke On Clouds

Two Research Aircraft Head To Namibia Because Of Its Unique Climate NASA scientists and two research aircraft are on their way to a unique natural laboratory off the Atlantic coast>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.28.16)

Aero Linx: Aviators Model Code Of Conduct Innovative tools advancing aviation safety and offering a vision of excellence for aviators, the AMCC is for use by aviation practitioners>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC