A budget airline carrier will begin twice weekly flights out of Salem in October following a years-long effort to bring commercial air service back to the city.
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A group of local businesses and community members dedicated a new flag pole at the Salem Municipal Airport. Key players in the ongoing effort to bring commercial air service back to the state capital attended.
Business leaders say commercial flights from the city airport are ready to begin next May – but design and permitting for needed terminal upgrades will take months, and construction costs aren’t yet clear.
Apartment developers in Salem would have to make a minimum of 15% of units affordable on larger projects to qualify for city tax breaks under the proposed changes.
Councilors will also consider changes to the city’s tax incentive program for apartment developers requiring 15% of units on larger projects be affordable to qualify for tax breaks.
The $850,000 from the Department of Transportation can be used for revenue guarantees for airlines and marketing of local flights, but leaves unresolved the issue of how the city would pay for major terminal upgrades and ongoing staffing needed to support flights.