Kwbl From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4006 times:
I do not know all of the details but I believe the port of Portland waived landing fees and terminal leases for both carriers for the 1st year. They also guartanteed some money for advertising. With LH flights, the flights were suppose to be daily but they may have allowed for LH to reduce frequency in the winter months. I know PDX has a continengency plan should LH pull out or reduce the daily schedule within 2 years. I think MX has a similar agreement. As an FYI, PDX released the October stats and LH was 80% for the month with strong cargo so they appear to be doing OK. MX, however does not appear to be doing too well-so far.