The Fly Butte Initiative is a community-wide effort to secure additional flights to and from Butte, Montana. The initiative is led by a sub-committee that includes members from the Butte Chamber of Commerce, Butte Local Development Corporation, Butte Convention & Visitors Bureau, Headwaters RC&D, and Butte-Silver Bow City-County.
2019 Fly Butte Initiative
Additional flights to and from Butte require Minimum Revenue Guarantee Contracts (MRGs.) MRGs are a tool for communities to partner with airlines in sharing the risk of adding flights in new, untested markets. Funds are only transferred to the airline when flights under-perform and do not cover costs.
Fly Butte will be spearheading an ongoing flight-guarantee capital fundraiser to use towards the initial MRG of approximately $385,000 for Year 1 and the following annual MRGs to either retain flights or secure additional flights with new air service operators.
The Tourism and Business Improvement District have committed to an $200,000 match investment. The Fly Butte Initiative will seek matching funds for the remaining $185,000 from local businesses, and personal contributions.
If you are interested in supporting the 2019 Fly Butte Initiative, fill-out the form below.