$49 Flights a Possibility in Jamestown.

August 19, 2013 Updated Aug 19, 2013 at 7:47 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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August 19, 2013 Updated Aug 19, 2013 at 7:47 PM EDT


JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WKBW) The Chautauqua County Airport Commission is now looking at a proposal submitted last week by "Cape Air" to fly $49 flights from Jamestown.

"Cape Air" is based in New England and operates a fleet of 9-passenger Cessna aircraft.

Right now, the Chautauqua County Airport only has a few commercial flights operated by Silver Airways (as part of United Express) to Cleveland each day.

Next year, the airport's essential airlines service agreement with Silver Airways expires, and the airport commission is exploring new options for flight service.

There is also talk of creating a partnership with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) to create low cost shuttle service to Niagara Falls and Buffalo.

The air-shuttle service would help Southern Tier and Northern Pennsylvania travelers have easier access to the cheaper flights operated at those locations.

"Cape Air" is just one of three airlines that are submitting proposals for new service to Jamestown.

Charter Air Transport already made a presentation to the commission, and Silver Air is expected to submit a proposal in the future.

A final decision will be made next year with changes going into effect by January 2015.