CHO Public Notices - September, 2014

Media Alert/ Invite: Airport conducting emergency response drill, Saturday, September 20, 2014.

AIRPORT CONDUCTING TRIENNIAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILL

FROM: Jason Burch, Director of Air Service & Marketing

WHAT: FAA Required Triennial Emergency Response Drill

WHEN: September 20, 2014

WHERE: Charlottesville Albemarle
100 Bowen Loop
Charlottesville, VA 22911
434-973-8342

DETAILS:
Up to 200 participants from many of Central Virginia’s local emergency service agencies will participate in CHO Airport’s triennial disaster drill on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Local media coverage is invited; however, logistics of entering drill area (for security reasons) will require a meeting time and an RSVP. The drill will include the use of equipment and techniques to create a realistic emergency response enhanced by volunteer role players and an aircraft simulator. Local police, fire, rescue and other emergency agencies will be dispatched from a central staging area simulating actual response times.  It is respectfully requested that the media help publicize this event to inform the public that all emergency response activities seen on or around the airport beginning Monday, September 15, 2014 and ending at the completion of the drill on Saturday, September 20, 2014 are most likely part of the drill. Daily commercial air service operations will not be affected. Signage will notify travelers and broadcasts will be made in the terminal to keep everyone informed. Media personnel are invited to observe/film the drill. Please RSVP Jason Burch at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling 434-973-8342 ext.115 prior to 12:00 pm, Thursday, September 18, 2014. Additional information will be provided upon RSVP.

Invitation to Bid: Terminal Renovations and Additions

Sealed bids are invited by the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority for Project titled Terminal Renovations and Additions at the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Project is generally described as 8,000 square feet of renovations for all restrooms and the security checkpoint, and building additions totaling 5,900 square feet. The plans, specifications, contractor requirements, and other terms and conditions applicable to the Project are described within an Invitation for Bids dated August 31, 2014 (“IFB”).

Please click here to review the Invitation to Bid.

Invitation to Bid: Runway Snow Plow

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.

Invitation to Bid: 4x4 AWD Cab Fwd Chassis

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.

RFP Restaurant/General Retail/Vending/Concession

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.

RFP Banking & ATM Services

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.

Women Can Fly Event

Women Can Fly Logo 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.

RFP Professional Architectural Services

The Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority is requesting proposals from interested consultants for professional architectural services. Written proposals will be received until 2 p.m. (local) June 30, 2014. Request for proposal (RFP)packages may be obtained from the Authority by calling (434) 973-8342 X100 or e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Any questions and/or comments concerning this RFP shall be made in writing and faxed to (434) 974-7476, and addressed to the attention of Penny Shifflett, Director of Finance and Administration (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).  Questions must be received prior to 4 p.m. (local) June 20, 2014.  There will be a non-mandatory pre-proposal conference on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (local) in the Airport conference room.  The Authority will not be responsible for any oral instructions with regard to this notice.
WebPage: www.gocho.com

*Addendum #1 related to the RFP for Professional Architectural Services has been completed and was emailed to all plan holders on June 17, 2014.  If you wish to receive a copy, please contact Penny Shifflett by email:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Public Meeting Notice

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.

RFP Professional Aviation/Civil Engineering Services

The Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority is requesting proposals from interested consultants for professional aviation/civil engineering services. Written proposals will be received until 2 p.m. (local) June 20, 2014. Request for proposal (RFP) packages may be obtained by contacting us from the authority’s website at www.gocho.com or by calling (434) 973-8342 X100. Any questions and/or comments concerning this RFP shall be made in writing and faxed to (434) 974-7476, and addressed to the attention of Penny Shifflett, Director of Finance and Administration or emailed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Questions must be received prior to 4 p.m. (local) June 4, 2014.  There will be a non-mandatory pre-proposal conference on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (local).  The authority will not be responsible for any oral instructions with regard to this notice.

Albemarle County Traffic Advisory

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.

Allegiant Announcement

MEDIA ALERT

For more information, contact:
Jason Burch
434.973.8342
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


WHAT: Allegiant Announcement

WHEN: January 31, 2014

WHERE: Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO)

DETAILS:  

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.

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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.

CALL FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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. 

Applications may be submitted via email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by mail: 100 Bowen Loop, STE 200, Charlottesville, VA 22911.

If you have questions: contact Connie Cook, Marketing Manager, 434-973-8342 ext 102.

TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR CHARLOTTESVILLE ALBEMARLE AIRPORT IN EFFECT

MEDIA ALERT

For more information, contact:
Jason Burch
434.973.8342
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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. 

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Contact:
Jason Burch
Director of Air Service Development & Marketing
Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport
Office:  434/973-8342
E-mail:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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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

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.

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Media Contact:
Phone: 702-853-4625

Email:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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