U.S. Essential Air Service
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The four largest airline participating in Essential Air Service contracts, TOP: Southern Airways Express C208, Cape Air C402 ; BOTTOM. Boutique PC12 , SkyWest CRJ200 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

Essential Air Service: What It Is and Why It's Needed

Every year, people around the country pay their taxes and begin to complain about which government programs are necessary and which are not. And every year the same question comes up: why does the government shell out millions of dollars in federal aid to airlines in order to fly — in some cases empty aircraft — to cities nobody has ever heard of? Because it’s essential. History of EAS Essential Air Service has played an interesting role in this country…

Contour Airlines Adds Service to Two EAS Cities Vacated By…

The U.S. Essential Air Service has seen some strain recently as three airlines — the most recent carrier being Cape Air — requested to terminate at least two of their contracts before they were due to expire. As a result, the government has been forced to look for other operators to…

Cape Air Requests Cancellation of Service to Small Communities

The Essential Air Service - or EAS - communities have been taking a major hit over the past eight months. First Boutique Air requested to terminate Jackson, Tenn. followed by Show Low, Ariz. Altoona, Penn., and Pendleton, Oregon, although the latter three were just so the carrier could get a…

EAS Round Up – Part 6

Essential Air Service (EAS) has been in the news frequently for the past couple of months, and large airports aren’t the only airports that have news to report on. This is a continuation of the series, titled ‘EAS Round up’, and will touch on any news regarding the contracts in…

SkyWest增加了纽约EAS两个机场的航班

过去三个月,纽约州北部的两个机场普拉茨堡和奥格登斯堡在航空新闻中出现了大量新闻。这两个城市都是重要的航空服务城市,2022年1月中旬,SkyWest宣布将在90天内终止对这些社区的服务,这一提议很快被采纳…

联合快递要求终止29条EAS航线

虽然航空业正从这场大流行中崛起,但飞行员短缺现在正面临着航空公司的全面挑战。但有一个领域受到的打击最大:小型社区。早在2022年1月初,联合航空公司就退出了11个小城市,所有这些城市都有50个座位的小型航班…

采访:纽约北部社区拒绝更换航母

奥格登斯堡(Ogdensburg)和普拉茨堡(Plattsburgh)是位于纽约州北部的两个重要航空服务社区,最近在航空新闻中频频出现。它始于2022年1月,当时在社区中持有当前基本航空服务合同的航空公司SkyWest要求终止EAS合同…

更多Metroliner航班将在美国开始。

每一个AvGeek都在努力追求独特而与众不同的体验。在美国,这些AvGeek旅行包括沿阿拉斯加狭长地带的阿拉斯加牛奶航线、从檀香山到关岛的联合航空公司密克罗尼西亚岛Hopper等航班。但也许是美国大陆最容易接触到的。…

SkyWest减少必要的航空服务航班

基本航空服务(EAS)是一组由政府资助的全国各地机场,航空公司竞标后分别中标。根据法律规定,合同必须履行到完工,除非他们想根据联邦法律面临巨额罚款。2022年1月中旬,SkyWest宣布了其意图…

Unique Connection Series Trip Report: Watertown, South Dakota

If you have read my articles in the past, you know I love out-of-the-way airports, airlines, and aircraft. This will be the second trip report in my “Unique Connection Series”, the first of which can be found here. Overview For this Unique Connection, I will be starting in Chicago and…