WASHINGTON, D.C. – New federal resources have been awarded to the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport was awarded $780,000 through the 2012 Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP). Administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation, SCASDP assists airports with insufficient passenger air service or unreasonably high airfare fees attract new service. The grant may be used to fund many projects including: new marketing and promotional strategies, studies to measure air service deficiencies, and revenue guarantees for up to three years.

“Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport provides important travel services to Youngstown-area businesses and visitors,” Brown said. “This funding will improve the efficiency and affordability of the airport so it can serve as a reliable option for air travelers in the Mahoning Valley.”

The Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport assumed operations in 1992 and serves residents across Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.