Airport offers $12 flights so it can qualify for federal grant12/30/2012
Apparently airports can cash in on frequent flier rewards, too. Cape Air is the only airline servicing the tiny airport in Lebanon, N.H., which apparently has a honey-do list of projects but little money to cover the costs. But if it can reach 10,000 outgoing passengers before year's end, there's $1 million in federal aid for the asking. So the airport and Cape Air have teamed up to offer $12 fares to Boston and New York — essentially, the taxes and fees on normally priced flights. But wait, there's more. Free parking and ground transportation from White Plains to midtown Manhattan is included. Will the last person out of Lebanon please turn out the lights? [Source]
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Should the airport still get federal money for virtually giving away flights?