Tulsa Regional Air Service Initiative
The Tulsa Regional Air Service Initiative (TRASI) is a comprehensive approach to air service development that includes community education, data gathering, evaluation of community incentive programs for Tulsa, peer airports, and connecting destinations, and sharing of information with airlines. Most importantly, the initiative provides a framework of flexibility to adapt quickly as community needs and airline growth strategies change.
TRASI launched in March 2013 as a collaborative effort with support from the Tulsa Regional Chamber and City of Tulsa. Since its launch, the program has recorded several accomplishments including the addition of new service to the following markets:
– Chicago Midway on Southwest Airlines began in April 2013
– Orlando/Sanford on Allegiant Air began in October 2013
– Charlotte Douglas on US Airways/American began in July 2014
– Las Vegas on Allegiant Air began on April 8, 2015
– Tampa Bay/St. Pete on Allegiant Air began on May 7, 2015
– Los Angeles on Allegiant Air began on June 5, 2015
– Baltimore on Allegiant Air began on May 19, 2016
– New Orleans on Allegiant Air began on May 26, 2016
Work continues to identify community air service needs and match that demand with airline network strategies. Area businesses and organizations are encouraged to communicate regularly with airport staff in order to provide the most current economic data that will aid in airline decision making. Area residents are also encouraged to support TRASI by flying from Tulsa and supporting the non-stop flight when possible. For more information on TUL’s air service development efforts, contact Alexis Higgins at AlexisHiggins@tulsaairports.com.