Mobile wins million dollar federal grant

washington-d-1624419_1280Airbus, in partnership with United Airlines, Austal USA and the University of South Alabama, wrote a letter in support of Mobile’s application for a million dollar grant which could bring non-stop flights between Mobile Regional Airport and Washington-Dulles International Airport.

The Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) grant award to the Mobile Airport Authority is $1 million, which will allow for “revenue guarantee” and “associated marketing program to recruit, initiate and support new air service” to Washington-Dulles.

As part of the Mobile Airport Authority’s application, it will add $225,000 in local cash funding, which brings the total amount towards the potential new service to $1.2 million.