Back to the drawing board for airline attraction efforts

By Gordon Lambie

The two offers received by the Sherbrooke Airport Development Corporation (CDAS) for possible commercial flight service last month have been rejected. Although there was optimism about the offers at the time the call for submissions ended on March 6, analysis of the files reveled that one of the two applications did not fit with the city’s demands while the other did not address them directly. “It’s an ongoing process,” said CDAS President Claude Charron, explaining that even with the promise of Sherbrooke investing $250,000 per year for five years to bring commercial air service into operation, the companies were too concerned about assuming the risk of starting up in the region to make viable offers.

See full story in the Friday, April 17 edition of The Record.

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