Everyone Invited – Fly Butte Campaign Hosts “Flight Night & Bites” Event – 6/20 – Butte, Montana
June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fly Butte, an organization comprised of Headwaters RC&D, Butte Local Development Corporation (BLDC) Chamber of Commerce, Butte Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and City-County of Butte Silver-Bow to provide the community of Butte Silver-Bow an opportunity to attend the launch party of the “2019 Fly Butte Initiative.” The initiative will set the strategic plan for the recruitment and retainment of airlines to and from the Bert Mooney Airport (BTM) located in Butte.
The public is invited to attend “Flight Night & Bites” on June 20th for a kick-off event at 5:30 p.m. at the Bert Mooney Airport. Fly Butte will be sharing information regarding the initiative including the Minimum Flight Guarantee in a community-wide goal for bringing additional flights into Butte. This event will also serve as the first opportunity to participate in the capital campaign fundraiser and will be accepting proceeds towards the flight guarantee by personal or corporate donor contributions.
Additional flights to and from Butte require Minimum Revenue Guarantee Contracts (MRG). MRGs are a tool for communities to partner with airlines in sharing the risk of adding flights in new, untested markets. Funds are only transferred to the airline when flights under-perform and do not cover costs.
“This is a great chance for our community to increase the number of flights coming in and out of Butte. Adding the Denver Direct flight would be a huge benefit for our local economy and all of our citizens.” – Stephanie Sorini, Executive Director, Butte Chamber of Commerce. “We not only welcome the opportunity for our local businesses to receive more visitors into Butte, but also the ability to diversify the travel options for our community. After the terminal expansion and upgrades to the Bert Mooney Airport, we are excited about becoming Montana’s next major city to enter into an MRG process that will showcase our airport and community to travelers from even more destinations.” – Joe Willauer, Executive Director of BLDC and Headwaters RC&D.
Hosted by the Butte Chamber, BLDC, Headwaters RCD, Butte CVB, & City-County of Butte-Silver Bow. For more questions email Stephanie at [email protected].