Gardner Secures Waiver to Allow Alamosa Airport to Continue Commercial Service

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement announcing the Department of Transportation (DOT) granted a waiver petition to Alamosa Airport for Essential Air Services, allowing the airport to continue to provide commercial service.

“I’m thrilled Alamosa Airport can continue to provide commercial service to the rural Coloradans who rely on it,” said Gardner. “I was an outspoken advocate on behalf of the region and Alamosa Airport in its pursuit of the waiver, and today I welcome the Department of Transportation’s announcement that it granted its waiver for Essential Air Services.”

In September, Gardner sent a letter to DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx requesting the DOT give full and fair consideration to Alamosa Airport’s petition for a waiver from the Essential Air Services program’s subsidy-per-passenger cap.


Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.

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