Two airports in Oklahoma may see reduced funding for commercial flights

Thursday, November 6th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Undated-AP) -- Cash-strapped rural airports in ten states, including Oklahoma, could be forced to ground commercial flights.

The airports could be forced to partially pay for commercial flights under a bill being considered by the Senate.

Opponents say the bill could effectively ground commercial service at the already cash-strapped airports.

The airports in Oklahoma are in Enid and Ponca City.

Opponents of the plan say small-town airport don't have the money, so they would just lose air service.

The airports can appeal their selection if they can show they can't afford the copay.

The plan could be approved by the Senate as early as this week.