CHO Public Notices - February, 2014

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
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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
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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. 

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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)

NOTICE: Proposed Revisions Rules & Regs

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

TARMAC DELAY CONTINGENCY PLAN

Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
TARMAC DELAY CONTINGENCY PLAN

Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) has prepared this Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan pursuant to §42301 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Questions regarding this plan can be directed to Bill Pahuta at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). CHO is filing this plan with the Department of Transportation because (1) it is a commercial airport or (2) this airport may be used by an air carrier described in USC 42301(a)(1) for diversions.

This plan describes how, following excessive tarmac delays and to the extent practicable,
CHO will:

  • 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.

Airport Information

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
Preparer contact e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Date of submission of plan: 4/23/2012
Airport Category:  Non Hub

Contact Information

In the event of diversion or other irregular operations events, aircraft operators should contact the Airport Public Safety at 1-434-981-4152 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for assistance.

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

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.

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Allegiant Media Contact 

Phone: 702-853-4625

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

RFP - Addendum

Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority
Charlottesville, Virginia
Request for Proposal
Air Service Development Consulting Services
July 12, 2013

Addendum

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

RFP - Air Service Development Consulting Services

CHARLOTTESVILLE ALBEMARLE AIRPORT AUTHORITY

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:

Air Service Development Consulting Services

June 2013

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.

Jason Burch
Director of Air Service & Marketing

Public Meeting Notice

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

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.
DETAILS:

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.

Public Meeting Notice

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.

Early Morning Travel Advisory

CHO urges customers to plan ahead and allow extra time for early morning departures.
There are several flights departing between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. The Airport Authority is notifying anyone with an early morning flight to plan ahead and allow extra time to process through parking, ticketing and the checkpoint. Longer lines at the airline ticket counters and during the security screening process for the first departure flights can be expected. The airport terminal opens at 3:30 a.m. and the airline ticket counters and security will be opening by 4:15 a.m. to accommodate passengers. We recommend arriving 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure.

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