MAYVILLE, NY (WNY News Now) – Last week, the Chautauqua County Legislature approved a resolution to spend $50,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funds on the Air Service Development Project, a study to assess whether the Jamestown airport can sustain commercial air service.
The county Industrial Development Agency has also agreed to contribute $25,000 for the study.
This comes after the county Legislature rejected a similar proposal in October 2021.
The market study is expected to take less than a year to determine if the Jamestown market can support commercial air service.
Jamestown lost commercial service in 2018 when the federal Transportation Department found the local airport did not meet the federal standard of 10 passengers a day or the federal government’s $200 per rider subsidy cap.