Commercial Aviation:

Survey of Small Community Air Service Grantees and Applicants, an E-supplement to GAO-06-21

GAO-06-101SP: Published: Nov 30, 2005. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2005.

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This document presents the results of two GAO web-based surveys of airports. One survey was to airports that received grants under the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Small Community Air Service Development Program. The purpose of this was to examine (1) how passenger traffic and air service have changed at the nation's small community airports, (2) how DOT has implemented the Small Community Air Service Development Program, and (3) what strategies have been used and what results have been obtained by the grants provided under the Small Community Air Service Development Program. We sent this survey to the airport directors involved in the 116 grants DOT awarded from 2002 through 2004. We also surveyed the airport directors involved in the 6 grants DOT awarded in 2004 with funds reallocated from 2002 and 2003. Finally, we surveyed airport directors involved in three grants DOT offered in 2002 and 2003, but the communities declined. Ultimately, we directed the survey to the 146 airport directors or managers who were knowledgeable about the grant the airport received. We received 121 completed surveys for a response rate of 83 percent. The second survey was sent to airports that applied for but did not receive grants under the DOT Small Community Air Service Development Program. The purpose of this survey was also to examine (1) how passenger traffic and air service have changed at the nation's small community airports, (2) how DOT has implemented the Small Community Air Service Development Program, and (3) what strategies have been used and what results have been obtained by the grants provided under the Small Community Air Service Development Program. We sent surveys to the 116 airports. We directed the survey to the airport directors or managers who were knowledgeable about the grant proposal. We received 83 completed surveys for a response rate of 72 percent. A more detailed discussion of our scope and methodology is contained in our report entitled "Commercial Aviation: Initial Small Community Air Service Development Projects Have Achieved Mixed Results" GAO-06-21. We conducted our survey work between March and May 2005 in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.

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