Sunday, June 10, 2012

Legal action considered

Okaloosa County may take legal action against Vision Airlines to collect passenger facilities charges owed to Northwest Florida Regional Airport. The airline owes some $144,000, and agreed to a payment plan, but has reportedly failed to make consistent payments. Vision started offering flights from the airport in December 2010 and expanded to serve 17 cities. Flights were cut in half the following year and service to the airport ended earlier this year. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 06/09/12) Meanwhile, the airport is trying to attract new airlines. The deputy director recently attended a three-day conference in Sacramento, Calif., which offers airport officials and opportunity to meet airline executives. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 06/09/12)