CHO Public Notices - September, 2014
Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
TARMAC DELAY CONTINGENCY PLAN
This plan describes how, following excessive tarmac delays and to the extent practicable,
- Provide for the deplanement of passengers;
- Provide for the sharing of facilities and make gates available at the airport; and
- Provide a sterile area following excessive tarmac delays for passengers who have not yet cleared United States Customs & Border Protection (CBP).
CHO has facility constraints that limit our ability to accommodate diverted flights and strongly encourages aircraft operators to contact the Department of Public Safety at (434) 981-4152 for prior coordination of diverted flights, except in the case of a declared in-flight emergency. Specific facility constraints include the following: Limited ramp space to park extra aircraft, no customs at the airport, limited sterile area available utilizing only 5 gates, a café is in the sterile area but it closes each day after 7:00pm, no afterhours vending is available on the sterile side, the TSA run check point closes after the last departure and no staff remain to re-open the check point should someone leave the sterile area. We have noted these constraints in CHO’s Airport/Facility Directory record. During diversion events CHO issues NOTAMs regarding its ability to accommodate diverted flights to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the airport and its ability to serve the civil aviation needs of the public during irregular operations events.
Name of Airport: Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
Name and title of person preparing the plan: Bill Pahuta, Deputy Director
Preparer contact number: 1-434-973-8342
Date of submission of plan: 4/23/2012
Airport Category: Non Hub
Plan to Provide for the Deplanement of Passengers Following Excessive Tarmac Delays
CHO does not own or operate any of the equipment needed to safely deplane passengers from air carrier aircraft and is, therefore, unable on its own to provide for the deplanement of passengers. Additionally airport personnel are not trained to assist in the deplanement of passengers using equipment owned or operated by air carriers or contract service providers. However, we have requested that each airline, ground handler and FBO operation on the airport provide us with a list of the equipment and resources they have for deplaning passengers and contact information. We will provide this inventory and contact information to airlines as soon as practicable after receiving requests from such airlines experiencing excessive tarmac delays at the contact number listed above.
Plan to Provide for the Sharing of Facilities and Make Gates Available in an Emergency
The gates at CHO Airport are under exclusive lease to air carriers and are not controlled by the airport during those time periods when the tenant airline is using or scheduled to use the gates. We are unable to direct a tenant airline to accommodate another air carrier aircraft at its exclusively leased gate during those time periods when the gate is in use or scheduled to be in use.
We will direct our tenant air carriers to make gates and other facilities available to an air carrier seeking to deplane at these exclusively-leased gates during those time periods the gates are not in use or not scheduled to be in use, to the maximum extent practicable.
Plan to Provide a Sterile Area for Passengers Who Have Not Cleared United States Customs and Border Protection
CHO does not have international passenger processing facilities. We will coordinate with local CBP and law enforcement officials to identify suitable areas and procedures for establishing a temporary sterile area into which international passengers on diverted aircraft who have not yet cleared United States Customs and Border Protection can be deplaned. Once these efforts are complete, we will coordinate with local CBP officials to develop procedures that will allow international passengers who have not yet cleared United States Customs and Border Protection to be deplaned into these sterile areas to the extent practicable.
CHO will follow ACI-NA guidelines as US customs continues to clarify this requirement.
Public Access to the Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan
CHO will provide public access to its emergency contingency plan through one or more of the following means:
- Posting in a conspicuous location on the airport website http://gocho.com
- Posting signs in conspicuous locations in the terminals.
- Advertising the availability of the plan in local newspapers of record.
ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES NONSTOP, LOW-COST TRAVEL BETWEEN
CHARLOTTESVILLE AND ORLANDO WITH INTRODUCTORY ROUNDTRIP FARES AS LOW AS $99*
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Aug. 20, 2013 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) announces today new, nonstop jet service between Charlottesville, Va. and Orlando via Orlando-Sanford International Airport, beginning Nov. 21, 2013. Today’s announcement will mark the 99th U.S. city served by Allegiant’s low-cost, nonstop service to popular vacation destinations, more than any other low-cost carrier in the U.S. To celebrate, the company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service with roundtrip fares as low as $99*.
“We are pleased to bring affordable and convenient travel options to the residents of Charlottesville,” said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. “We are confident the Charlottesville community will appreciate the convenience of flying nonstop to Orlando and the value of bundling their air, hotel and car rental reservation together through us.” The new flights will operate twice weekly between Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) and Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB) year-round beginning Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Charlottesville travelers can take advantage of everyday low fares and save even more when they book air, hotel, car and even activity and attraction reservations together. Flight days and times can be found at allegiant.com.
“Today is a great day for CHO,” said Melinda C. Crawford, executive director of Charlottesville Albemarle Airport. “We are very proud to welcome Allegiant Air to our family of airlines and excited to add Orlando, Florida to the six nonstop destinations CHO currently serves. Over the years, nonstop service to Florida has been one of the most requested destinations by our passengers, and for Allegiant to come in as a low-cost carrier and provide this service is a true value to our community and to Central Virginia.”
Said William Kehoe, Chairman of the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority, “We welcome Allegiant to the CHO community and look forward to the new level of service that this airline will offer. Allegiant’s service enhances the some 140 weekly flights available from our community’s close, convenient and connected airport.”
Allegiant differs in many ways from other U.S. airlines. The Company’s sole focus is on low-cost, nonstop leisure travel, providing customers with low base fares and great value. Allegiant’s innovative business model has allowed it to grow from one plane and one route just over a decade ago, to offering access to low-cost, nonstop travel to 14 vacation destinations in 99 communities nationwide. Allegiant also offers discounts on vacation packages, including hotels, rental cars and attraction tickets, through its website, allegiant.com.
The special $99 roundtrip promotional fare will be available for two days only and must be purchased by Aug. 22, 2013. Subsequent introductory fares will start at $59 one way and will be available until Aug. 27, 2013. Reservations can be made on the company’s website at allegiant.com or by calling the company’s travel experts at 702-505-8888.
Located in the heart of Central Florida, Orlando is home to the world’s most exciting theme parks and has plenty of shopping, dining, outdoor activities and entertainment. Allegiant partners with more than 60 of the Orlando area’s most exciting hotel properties, provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car and offers great deals on activities such as theme park tickets, dinner shows, and day tours. Charlottesville travelers can book their entire Orlando vacation for less by visiting allegiant.com.
About the $99* roundtrip fares:
Seats are limited. Fares are roundtrip and not available on all flights. Tickets must be purchased by Aug. 22, 2013, for travel by April 29, 2014. For baggage fees, please visit allegiant.com. Additional restrictions may apply
About the $59* one-way fares:
Seats are limited. Fares are one way and not available on all flights. Tickets must be purchased by Aug. 27, 2013, for travel by April 29, 2014. For baggage fees, please visit allegiant.com. Additional restrictions may apply.
Allegiant, Travel is our deal. ®
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. The company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars, and attraction tickets. All can be purchased through the company website, allegiant.com. The company has been named one of America’s 100 Best Small Companies by Forbes Magazine for four consecutive years. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit: http://gofly.us/SQmY7O.>
Allegiant Media Contact
Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority
Request for Proposal
Air Service Development Consulting Services
July 12, 2013
This Addendum is issued as an extension to the Authority’s above referenced Request for Proposals.
Original deadline for Proposals: 2:00 p.m., local prevailing time, Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Amended deadline for proposals: 2:00 p.m., local prevailing time, Wednesday, July 31, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE ALBEMARLE AIRPORT AUTHORITY
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:
Air Service Development Consulting Services
The Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority seeks proposals from professional and qualified parties interested in providing Air Service Development Consulting Services for the Airport.
Copies of the proposal forms and documents are available upon request; contact the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority, 100 Bowen Loop Suite 200, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22911, (434) 973-8342.
Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 p.m., local prevailing time, Wednesday, July 17, 2013, by Jason Burch, Director of Air Service & Marketing, Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority, 100 Bowen Loop Suite 200, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22911. Each proposal must be sealed in an envelope which shall be conspicuously endorsed with the Offeror’s name and the phrase “Air Service Development Consulting Services” and may be either mailed or hand delivered. A total of three (3) copies and one (1) electronic copy shall be submitted.
The Authority reserves the right to cancel this Request for Proposals and/or to reject any or all proposals.
Director of Air Service & Marketing
A special meeting of the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority Board will be held March 11, 2013 @ 3:00 in the second floor conference room of the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport.
UPGRADES COMING FOR DELTA CHO-NEW YORK (LaGuardia) SERVICE
1.WHEN: March 3rd, 2013
WHAT: Delta Airlines will be upgrading its current CHO-LGA aircraft to a CRJ-700. This upgrade will allow for 65 passengers, including 1st Class. This aircraft is currently scheduled to depart CHO at 6:00 A.M. and arrive from LaGuardia at 9:21 P.M.
2. WHEN: June 10th, 2013
WHAT: Delta Airlines will add an additional flight for CHO-LGA. This will be a 50 seat Regional Jet, arriving to CHO at 1:46 P.M. and departing to LGA at 2:15 P.M.
The additional mid-day service and upgraded aircraft both provide CHO travelers more convenient options when wanting to make a day trip to / from New York. Delta Airline’s CHO-LaGuardia connection provides easy access to additional markets in the Northeast including Boston, one of CHO’s top markets. The upgraded CRJ-700 features a 65-seat cabin which includes First Class, Economy Comfort, and Economy options.
A meeting of the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority Audit Committee will be held Thursday, January 10, 2012 in the City Hall 2nd floor conference @ 9:00 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to review the FY12 annual audit.
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