CHAPTER 409

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

RELATING TO THE CONTINUANCE AND EXPANSION OF AIR SERVICE IN DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, for a number of years the only scheduled commercial airline service in the State of Delaware has been provided at the Greater Wilmington Airport; and

WHEREAS, Eastern Air Lines requested permission of the Civil Aeronautics Board to terminate scheduled flight operations at the Greater Wilmington Airport; and

WHEREAS, Allegheny Airlines has discontinued its east-west flights from the Greater Wilmington Airport and has failed to provide adequate service between Greater Wilmington Airport and New York and the New England area; and

WHEREAS, the air transportation needs of the citizens of the State are increasing as Delaware expands both residentially and industrially; and

WHEREAS, the existence of convenient airline service is an important asset in attracting new employers and in stabilizing the existing commercial climate; and

WHEREAS, the Federal government has for a number of years recognized the importance of airport facilities in Delaware and has contributed to their operation through subsidies to passenger carriers, construction of runways and installation of safety devices; and

WHEREAS, the gradual deterioration of flight schedules at the Greater Wilmington Airport has forced a great many Delawareans to spend valuable time and money traveling out of the State to terminals where convenient flight schedules are available; and

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Senate of the 122nd General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives concurring therein that the Members respectfully urge the Civil Aeronautics Board to protect the interests and the economic welfare of the citizens of the State of Delaware by recognizing the necessity of continued and expanded air service to the Greater Wilmington Airport,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Members of the 122nd General Assembly favor the continued and expanded flight schedules of Eastern Air Lines and Allegheny Airlines at the Greater Wilmington Airport; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Secretary of the Senate of the 122nd General Assembly is directed to send forthwith a certified copy of this Senate Joint Resolution to the New Castle County Airport Commission.

Became effective on July 10, 1963, without the approval of the Governor and in accordance with Section 18, Article III of the Constitution of Delaware.