As airports around the country suffer because of high fuel costs, the Daviess County/Owensboro Regional Airport may be in for some big business. Owensboro may help Tri-State vacationers have fun in the sun or rake in the big bucks with flights to Orlando and Las Vegas. The airport hasnt had airline service since march of 2007. If Owensboro and Daviess County officials have it their way, travelers from all over the Tri-State will flock to the terminal, bringing their tourism dollars with them. Owensboro is one of three cities in the running for Allegient Airline service, and city officials say theyre optimistic" Jody Wassmer of the Chamber of Commerce says, "The big thing is free parking, its so nice to get off the plane and get in your car- I hope Allegient looks at that, and the fees to fly out of Owensboro will be cheaper than in other places and we have made significant improvements to the airport." Allegient airplanes hold about one hundred people. Flights wont be frequent but they will be direct. Wassmer says this would go further than just getting folks to their vacation destinations. It will have businesses becoming more familiar with flying from the area once more commercial airlines come in. A growing airport may fly business *in* to the city. Wassmer says if Allegient picks Owensboro, he knows the airport and the chamber of commerce will work together to spread the word. Representatives are coming to Owensboro next week to take another look at the airport. Officials say they hope they will make a decision soon. Until then, Tri-State travelers will have to cross their fingers.