HAGERSTOWN -- The Washington County Commissioners unanimously approved a list of concessions Tuesday that can be made to new commercial service operators interested in flying to Hagerstown Regional Airport.
The concessions, outlined in the airport's Commercial Service Development Policy, can include waiving airport fees and passenger terminal building rentals for airlines that meet certain conditions.
Some of those concessions will be given to Allegiant Air, which will begin flights to the airport in November, airport officials said Wednesday.
The Federal Aviation Administration allows airports to offer incentives to airlines in an effort to attract new service.
Hagerstown Regional Airport Business Development Manager Greg Larsen said Wednesday that the ability to offer concessions makes the airport more competitive with other airports that offer cash to prospective airlines, sometimes as much as $100,000.