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Mon. 7:33pm: Travel Bank draws $3M in pledges

October 15, 2012
Tribune Chronicle |

VIENNA - Local travelers so far have pledged to spend $3.6 million on potential commercial flights at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

The "Travel Bank" initiative is being used by local airport officials to lure regularly scheduled daily flights to the airport. The non-binding pledges came from both business and individual travelers, said airport Director of Aviation Dan Dickten.

"This will be a very strong message to airlines interested in operating from the local airport," Dickten said.

A travel bank is a list of pledges made by local, frequent travelers stating what each would spend annually on new air service should it be initiated from a local airport. The purpose is to quantify travel demand for the airline that is otherwise unquantifiable. It shows that the local community is very supportive of potential new air service and is willing to put its money where its mouth is to pledge this high level of support.

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