Piper Warrior II at University Park Airport

A piper warrior II turning on a runway to get gas at University Park Airport in State College, Pa., on Saturday Oct. 17, 2020.

American Airlines could begin offering a minimum of 12 flights per week to Charlotte International Airport in North Carolina from the University Park Airport, according to Centre County Commissioner Mike Pipe.

An incentive pool totaling $287,500 has been set aside to attract the airline company to State College, Pipe said.

Centre County Commissioners used funds from the American Rescue Plan to contribute $250,000 to the incentive package, with additional contributions from Patton Township and the State College borough in the amounts of $12,500 and $25,000, respectively, according to Pipe.

Additional partnerships are possible in the future, Pipe said, though official discussions with other airline companies have not begun.

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