1/11/2018 - Potential Game Changer for the Region
The North Country Chamber of Commerce is welcoming the commitment of Sky West Airlines to initiate United Express jet service to Dulles International in Washington.
"Congratulations to the county on the achievement of one of the key original aims of Plattsburgh International Airport, that being the eventual attraction of this level of service to a major eastern hub under the brand of a major airline like United," states Garry Douglas, President of the North Country Chamber of Commerce. "This is a potential game changer for the region, truly linking us nationally and internationally for business travel, tourism and our area colleges and also adds a new attraction for our Montreal friends as well. And it will be very important to Lake Placid and the Adirondacks, finally bringing the whole region major air service and directly supporting current efforts to bring the 2023 World University Games and other major events to the North Country. We thank Sky West for their commitment and confidence. We thank the Clinton County Legislature for its steady development of the airport, including the remarkable terminal expansion completed last year, as well as Airport Manager Chris Kreig for his leadership. We thank Governor Cuomo for his more than $44 million in state investment to help position Plattsburgh for new service and growth. And we thank our partners in Washington, including Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, for helping to sustain the federal Essential Air Service program, giving us the opportunity to reach this new point. We look forward to working with Sky West and United in the months ahead for a thoroughly successful launch, including making connections with our business community and the Montreal market. Onward and upward!"