Why Chicago Is Spending Millions on the Gary Airport

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  1. sobore
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    sobore Gold Member

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    http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-M...ago-Is-Spending-Millions-on-the-Gary-Airport/

    In case you missed it, NBC Chicago had an interesting report on Chicago's subsidies towards the Gary/Chicago "International" Airport:

    While the airport gets substantial funding from the City of Gary, the State of Indiana and the federal government, it gets additional millions of dollars every year from the City of Chicago -- more than $3.6 million dollars since the beginning of 2011 alone, financial documents reveal. Since 1995, Chicago has sent a total of more than $26 million to help operate the Gary airport.

    It has one regular flight, from Gary to Sanford, Florida (when the carrier decides it's profitable to run it), occasional charter flights, and a handful of corporate jets.

    Read More: http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-M...ago-Is-Spending-Millions-on-the-Gary-Airport/
     
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  2. merice107

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    I saw this the other day too. I wish they would instead work on making ORD capable of getting an a380... For my own selfish reasons.
     
  3. pilotb757

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    I agree, it does not make any sense.
     
  4. great information thanks for shared
     

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