CHO Public Notices - August, 2014
The Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport Authority, acting by and through the Executive Director, invites bids for the purchase of a 4x4 Severe Service, Hi-Speed Runway Snow Plow Vehicle. Copies of the Bid Documents and Specifications are available upon request to W. D. Pahuta, Deputy Director, Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport Authority, 100 Bowen Loop, Suite 200, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22911, (434) 973-8342.
The Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority, acting by and through the Executive Director, invites bids for the purchase of a 4x4 All Wheel Drive Cab Forward Chassis with 18 Foot Dedicated Broom. Copies of the Bid Documents and Specifications are available upon request to W. D. Pahuta, Deputy Director, Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport Authority, 100 Bowen Loop, Suite 200, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22911, (434) 973-8342.
The Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority (“Authority”) invites qualified and interested persons to submit proposals for the award of a contract authorizing the successful offeror to operate a restaurant/general retail/vending concession within the Air Carrier Terminal Building of the Airport. For a complete description of the Concession and Services being procured, interested offerors should review the Request for Proposals dated August 8, 2014 (“RFP”) attached here. Any contract awarded as a result of this competitive negotiations process will be non-exclusive, and the Authority may initiate any procurement process for additional or alternative concession services at any time it so desires.
Solicitation of Offers to Provide Banking Services: The Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport
Authority (“Authority”) invites qualified and interested financial institutions to submit proposals for
the selection of a financial institution to provide banking and ATM services to the Authority. For a
complete description of the Banking Services being procured, interested offerors should review the
attached RFP here.
CHO will be hosting “Women Can Fly” event June 28, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the General Aviation Terminal (Landmark Aviation). Women Can Fly is a newly created volunteer organization whose mission is to promote women of all ages to fly. There will be free rides for all girls and women who register for a flight. Click here for more information.
A meeting of the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority Audit Committee will be held Thursday, June 19, 2014, in the City Hall 2nd floor conference @ 10:00 a.m.
There is a traffic advisory for Albemarle County today, February 10, 2014. Please plan according if you are traveling to/from CHO this afternoon. Click here for the offical press release.
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WHAT: Allegiant Announcement
WHEN: January 31, 2014
WHERE: Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO)
Today Allegiant Airlines made an announcement to discontinue the current service between Charlottesville and Orlando-Sanford on February 23rd. The CHO team regrets that an airline has ended service to one of our markets, especially one that has been as well received as the direct flight to central Florida. Low-cost carriers are often structured differently than our legacy carriers (American Airlines, US Airways, Delta Air Lines and United) and a lot of their difficult operational decisions have to be made as to where and when an aircraft serves. We are appreciative that Allegiant Airlines began the service and we had the opportunity to send several thousand passengers on direct flights to and from the Orlando area. But we are also disappointed that we will be unable to do the same during our busy spring break season, as well as for our summer travelers. We would like to express our extreme gratitude to those travelers in Central Virginia that embraced this new market at CHO.
We will continue to focus on developing future air service to underserved, high demand markets such as Central and Southern Florida while strengthening our current services to Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, Charlotte and Washington D.C (Dulles). The addition of a second option for our New York travelers (American Airlines to begin LGA service on April 1) demonstrates the strength and support that CHO receives from our community.
About Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
The Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport is a non-hub commercial airport with four major airlines serving Central Virginia with direct service to six major destinations and multiple one-stop flights worldwide. For more information and the latest travel news, visit gocho.com.
The Charlottesville Albemarle Airport is pleased to announce a new airport art program and is currently seeking local artists who are interested in having their work displayed inside the terminal for the 2014 program. Our goal is to bridge the gap between the airport and local art community by providing gallery space to local artists. At the same time it will provide travelers with an aesthetically pleasing environment and a sense of the local culture. Individuals and groups are welcome to apply.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2014 program. Applications can be download here and are due February 7, 2014. Click here for details of the Airport Art Program Policy and application process, as well as photos of past exhibits.
If you have questions: contact Connie Cook, Marketing Manager, 434-973-8342 ext 102.
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TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR CHARLOTTESVILLE ALBEMARLE AIRPORT IN EFFECT
WHAT: Travel Advisory for Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
WHEN: November 27 – December 1
WHERE: Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO)
DETAILS: TRAVEL ADVISORY
The Airport Authority is reminding all travelers with flights from Wednesday, November 27 – Sunday, December 1 to allow extra time for parking, ticketing and processing through the security checkpoint. Please plan ahead and arrive early. Airport personnel will be monitoring all parking lots and will direct customers to overflow parking lots if necessary. Reminder the Airport terminal opens at 0330.
Director of Air Service Development & Marketing
About Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
The Charlottesville Albemarle Airport is a non-hub commercial airport with five airlines serving Central Virginia with direct service to seven major destinations and numerous one-stop connections worldwide. For more information and the latest travel news, visit www.gocho.com.
ALLEGIANT CELEBRATES NEW NONSTOP SERVICE BETWEEN CHARLOTTESVILLE AND ORLANDO
COMPANY OFFERS INTRODUCTORY ONE-WAY FARES AS LOW AS $51*
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Nov. 21, 2013 — Allegiant (Allegiant.com NASDAQ: ALGT) today celebrates new, nonstop jet service between Charlottesville and Orlando via Orlando / Sanford International Airport. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is now offering fares as low as $51* one way.
“We are pleased to bring a new, affordable and convenient travel option to the residents of Charlottesville,” said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. “We are confident the community will appreciate the convenience of flying nonstop to Orlando and the added savings of bundling their air, hotel and car rental reservation together.”
The new flights will operate twice weekly between Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) and Orlando / Sanford International Airport (SFB). Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found at Allegiant.com. Charlottesville becomes the third Virginia city served by Allegiant. The new service will offer Central Virginia travelers expanded access to nonstop, low-cost service to Orlando.
“We are very proud to welcome Allegiant to our airport family and excited to add Orlando 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 Melinda C. Crawford, Executive Director of Charlottesville Albemarle Airport.
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.
“We welcome Allegiant to Central Virginia and look forward to the new level of service that they will provide,” said William Kehoe, Chairman of the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority. “A direct flight to Orlando only enhances the major connections already available from our community’s close, convenient and connected airport.”
Charlottesville residents can now get more out of their vacation when they book airfare and hotel on Allegiant.com. Current deals include:
An exclusive reduced rate at The Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort when you book now.
A fourth night free when staying three nights at the Westgate Town Center.
A three night stay for the price of two at the International Palms Resort- Cocoa Beach.
About the $51* one-way fares:
Seats are limited. Price includes taxes and fees. Fares are one way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Nov. 28, 2013, for travel by April 29, 2014. Price reflects debit card discount; credit card price higher. For baggage fees, please visit “baggage” 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/qSnWj.
NOTICE: on Monday, November 4, 2013, beginning at 4:00 p.m., in the Conference Room located within the Administrative Offices on the Second Floor of the Airport Terminal, 100 Bowen Loop, Suite 200, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22911, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport Authority will meet for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on an ordinance proposed to enact revisions to the Authority’s Rules and Regulations Regarding Conduct and Activities on the Property of the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority. Following such public hearing and discussion, the Airport Authority Board may take action on the proposed revisions. A copy of the proposed revisions is available to the public for inspection at the above-referenced Administrative Offices, and is posted on the Authority’s website, www.gocho.com
Download Proposed Revisions Rules & Regs PDF Here
Download Special Board Meeting Agenda Here
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.
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