We had a new airline incentive package approved by our board last week, and we released it today. The provisions as written in the news release:
"1) Airlines will qualify for a $0.75 credit per seat credited toward their Terminal Use Charges for scheduled departing seats over 85 percent of its “pre-Katrina” levels for a 12-month period AND/OR:
2) Airlines will qualify for a waiver of landing fees for service to an airport not currently served from MSY for a period of 12 months.
The objective of the initiative it to encourage airlines to return to “pre-Katrina” levels and to add air service to new airports."
This is a legal incentive in that it is advertised to ALL airlines, and does not direct an airport operator-sponsored subsidy to a particular airline.
Tom at MSY