A new low-fare air carrier has accepted two incentive packages from the city of Bismarck and the Bismarck Mandan Chamber of Commerce to come here.
Bismarck City Commissioner Parrell Grossman confirmed Tuesday that Frontier Airlines has agreed to use Bismarck's $200,000 offer that guarantees the carrier reimbursement if boardings drop below the break-even point for 12 months.
"They have accepted," Grossman said Tuesday night after speaking to airport manager Greg Haug. "We have a verbal agreement and we're waiting for their signed copy of the agreement."
He said the agreement was signed by the city and was sent to Frontier after the Feb. 14 meeting when the city agreed to offer the new incentive program.
The city and the chamber announced Tuesday at a news conference that Frontier Airlines has committed to coming to Bismarck after each offered incentives to bring the airline here.
The chamber has also secured $300,000 in travel commitments from 35 businesses and individuals.
Frontier will also be offered $50,000 in free marketing of its services for one year and certain fees will be waived at the airport. The incentives have been given to other new air carriers.