(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced a total of $475,000 in critical federal support that will enable the Grant County International Airport to again offer commercial air service between Moses Lake and Seattle.
The new federal grant – provided through the Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) – will help Moses Lake to reinstate air service to Seattle.  The route was discontinued after September 2006.  The federal support will be combined with a $350,000 local match and an in-kind contribution of $650,000.  The money will guarantee an air carrier a minimum amount of revenue, enabling it to offer air service.

As chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Murray helps fund SCASDP.

“I am very pleased that this grant will help Moses Lake again offer air service to Seattle,” Senator Murray said.  “Investing in the Grant County International Airport will help it continue to play a strong role in supporting the economy and transportation needs of Central Washington.  This route will help the community create jobs and continue to grow.”