(Garden City, Kan.) — Officials in Garden City say they will move forward with a request for service to Texas in addition to the air service it currently has.
Earlier this summer Garden City asked Dodge City to share some of its federal "essential air service" dollars.
Garden City had hoped to attract American Eagle flights to Texas instead of the current Great Lakes Aviation flights to Denver.
Last week Dodge City voted to continue its current service to Denver. Despite the decision, and higher price tag, Garden City officials have gone ahead submitted a formal request for the American Eagle service. Airport officials say it's about looking toward the future
“My personal goal for the airport is to definitely expand air service and provide wonderful connections from our airport to a variety of locations across the united states, long term,” says Rachelle Powell, Garden City Aviation Director.
It's now up to the U.S. Department of Transportation to decide who will fly out of Garden City as part of the "essential air service" program.