We’re back from the JumpStart Air Service Development Program in Sacramento, CA, where we met one-on-one with airline executives to present our air service proposal. It was a whirlwind trip, one that left us with a positive outlook on our pursuit to bring air service back to our region.
We got the feeling from at least a couple airlines that they are genuinely interested in learning more about our community. Building relationships with airlines take time and effort, and our trip last week was important for this process.
We’re in a waiting game right now, but we’re not just going to sit back; we’re reaching out to the airlines that showed interest to demonstrate how much we want them here and share information about central Minnesota and our market potential.
Since the campaign started in February, we’ve garnered more than $6 million in partnership support, exceeded our original goal of $5 million.
Get ready, St. Cloud – you’re one step closer to seeing a commercial airplane fly out of your airport in early 2013. Let’s Go!