Wyoming Department of Transportation

Air Service Enhancement Program (ASEP)

Legislative Air Service Enhancement Program

 

Recognizing the need for reliable and enhanced commercial air service, in 2004, the Wyoming Legislature enabled the Air Service Enhancement Program (ASEP), which is funded through Senate File 120.  Since the bill’s inception, six (6) Wyoming communities have participated in the Air Service Enhancement Program with over $21 million being granted towards improving or retaining air service.

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Today, the ASEP program is the only one of its kind in the nation and puts Wyoming at a competitive advantage in retaining and attracting air service. However, given the current climate of the airline industry, it has become increasingly difficult to provide assistance to airports and communities given the escalating costs of providing commercial air service. Regional airlines are suffering from increasingly limited crew resources from new regulations straining airlines and the small communities they serve.

Find out more about airline industry challenges and risks to Wyoming air service

Currently, there are four airports participating in the program:

  • Cody - Yellowstone Regional Airport in support of seasonal service to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) 
  • Gillette - Campbell County Airport - For their continued jet service to both Denver International Airport (DEN) and Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
  • Jackson Hole Airport - For expanded winter service to New York/Newark and Washington D.C. via Dulles
  • Rock Springs - Sweetwater County Airport in support of United jet service to Denver International Airport.

 


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