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Baldwin Announces Department of Transportation Grant For Appleton International Airport

The $750,000 grant will support new air service to the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced today that the Appleton International Airport (ATW) received a $750,000 grant from the Department of Transportation’s Small Community Air Service Development Program. The funding will be used for a revenue guarantee, marketing, start-up cost offsets, and fee waivers for service to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on American Airlines.

“This federal investment from the Biden Administration will allow ATW to make up for some of the cancelled routes and reduced flights that have hurt northeast Wisconsin,” said Senator Baldwin. “With this federal funding we will put people back to work and help attract more travelers to our great state.”

“Our community partners really stepped up to help us craft a winning proposal.” said Abe Weber, Director of the Appleton International. “While we appreciate already-existing air service, we look forward to offering our travelers even more options. When American Airlines is ready to add nonstop service to Dallas from northeast Wisconsin, our community is ready to support the new route!”

The Small Community Air Service Development Program is a grant program designed to help small communities address air service and airfare issues. The Department of Transportation selected 22 applications from 22 states, totaling nearly $18 million in federal grant assistance.