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New grant to expand Meadows Field Airport service to include non-stop flights to Dallas/Fort Worth

Posted at 4:22 PM, Jul 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-12 08:56:14-04

An upcoming grant will expand Meadows Field Airport's travel service to include non-stop flights to Dallas Fort Worth, Texas.

The announcement was made by Congressman Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday. A release said the Kern County Department of Airports will receive $500,000 in Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The grant will expand travel service at Meadows Field to include non-stop Flights to Dallas Fort Worth. McCarthy issued the following statement: 

“Our community knows Meadows Field as the gateway that connects our economy and families with the rest of the world. As a growing region, it is absolutely fitting for our airport to increase flight options to airports in new markets. In Texas, Bakersfield has much in common and this new travel option is sure to stimulate the economy and provide additional travel and connecting options given DFW’s hub status. I would like to thank Secretary Chao for approving this investment in our community at Meadows Field, and the County of Kern for its persistence and leadership in pursuing these funds.”