When we asked business leaders around the state what they needed to help their organizations thrive, one answer rose to the top – air service. To expand, relocate to, and, in some cases, stay in Ohio, businesses need more flights.
The Air Service Restoration program was created to bring more flights to Ohio. The program gives Ohio’s commercial airports the opportunity to work collaboratively through public and private partnerships to retain and restore air service for economic development. The program uses short-term revenue guarantee incentives to encourage carriers to operate at Ohio airports. Over time these partnerships become self-sustaining, driven by business and consumer demand.
Investments in air service are already paying off. JobsOhio has helped attract new carriers, including Breeze and Avelo, restore lost routes, and bring new international direct flights through Aer Lingus and British Airways.