Privatization may be route to go with airport
They’ve all done it. Each of those cities has privatized its airport.
Now that the shock of Allegiant’s decision to abandon us is wearing off — though, perhaps, not the resentment — I think we should begin to think seriously about leasing out Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport.
But first things first.
Jim Clark and Betsy Hale need your help.
Clark, the head of the Fort Collins Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Hale, who heads up economic development for the city of Loveland, are at the moment brainstorming ways to lure in another airline to replace Allegiant.
If you own or manage a business in Larimer or Weld counties, whether you or your workforce ever relied on Allegiant or not, I’d like to suggest that you stop to think about how you might be able to help.
The effort to bring in a new airline won’t be easy. It will take time and it will take money.
A community-wide marketing push is in order.
The positive passenger-load data for Allegiant will help open doors at the offices of the airlines we might want to court. But the odds of success are
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