By Associated Press - Saturday, May 23, 2015

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - The Riverton City Council has earmarked $200,000 to help recruit a new airline.

The Riverton Ranger reports ( ) that the council approved a resolution this past week that would take the money out of general fund reserves. The Wyoming Department of Transportation has confirmed a $1.5 million revenue guarantee as well.

It is estimated that roughly $2.1 million will be needed in incentives for an airline to consider serving Riverton Regional Airport.

The Fremont County Air Service Task Force was formed to negotiate with carriers, manage financial support contributed by cities or businesses, and ensure reasonable ticket prices for travelers.

Service by Great Lakes Airlines as suffered over the past two years, and a recruitment effort for a new airline has been ongoing.


Information from: The (Riverton, Wyo.) Ranger,

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