TRB Webinar: Incentivizing Sustainable Air Service

September 15, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 1.00 hour(s)
AICP: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Airports and the communities they serve have offered air service incentives to influence airline route decisions and encourage new services by mitigating some of the financial risks that new services can create for airlines. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss the different types of air service incentives that airports and communities offer. The presenters will describe a GIS tool that practitioners can use to analyze the air service incentives that specific airports and communities around the U.S have offered. Presenters will discuss several case studies and lessons learned from particular air service incentive programs. While the data was collected and analyzed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the lessons will likely still be relevant as airports, airlines, and communities work together to rebuild air service over the coming years.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 218: Building and Maintaining Air Service Through Incentive Programs.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters:

  1. Overview of types and frequency of air service incentives: David Weingart, GRA, Inc.
  2. Demonstration of database and GIS tool: Russell Mills, Bowling Green State University
  3. Airport case studies: Russell Mills, Bowling Green State University
  4. Summary of FAA and airline perspectives on air service incentives: David Weingart, GRA, Inc. and Laurie Garrow, Georgia Institute of Technology
  5. Lessons learned regarding the effectiveness of air service incentive programs: David Weingart, GRA, Inc. and Laurie Garrow, Georgia Institute of Technology

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, you will able to:

  1. Describe the different types of air service incentives, including the differences between airport and community incentives, and how they are typically used by different categories of airports and communities
  2. Discuss how to use the GIS tool to analyze incentive programs at different airports, and their potential applications
  3. Identify the factors that airport practitioners should be aware of in designing an air service incentive program

Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) will provide 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) to accredited airport executives who attend this webinar. Claim CEUs by visiting For questions about AAAE continuing education units, please contact

American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits 

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Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.