Essential Air Service

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Areas in the United States served by the Essential Air Service excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.

Essential Air Service (EAS) is a U.S. government program enacted to guarantee that small communities in the United States, which, prior to deregulation, were served by certificated airlines, maintained commercial service. Its aim is to maintain a minimal level of scheduled air service to these communities that otherwise would not be profitable. This came in response to the Airline Deregulation Act, passed in 1978, which gave U.S. airlines almost total freedom to determine which markets to serve domestically and what fares to charge for that service.[1] The program is codified at 49 U.S.C. §§ 4173141748.

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) subsidizes airlines to serve rural communities across the country that otherwise would not receive any scheduled air service.[1] As of November 1, 2013, the Essential Air Service subsidized 160 communities, of which 43 were in Alaska,[2][3] whose guidelines for service are separate and distinct from the rest of the country. The decision as to what degree of subsidized service a community requires is made based on identifying a specific hub for the community and from there determining the number of trips, seats, and type of aircraft that are necessary to reach that hub.[1]

The budget for EASs increased from $131.5 million in 2011[4] to $214 million in 2012[5] to $234 million in 2013 and to $241 million in 2014.[6][7]

Controversy[edit]

Cessna 402 in Essential Air Service flight to Mayagüez, Puerto Rico (November 2008)

Critics point out that some subsidized airports are less than an hour's drive from an unsubsidized airport, and question the economic efficiency of the service.[8] According to a 2006 New York Times article on the program, the subsidy per passenger, averaged across the entire program excluding Alaska, is approximately $74, and much higher on some particularly poorly-patronized flights.[9] Subsidies are as high as $801 per passenger.[10] Patronage on many flights is very low. However, the program is politically popular in the cities receiving the subsidized flights, many of which use an airport with scheduled service as a selling point to attract industry to their regions.

Congressional panels expected the funding for the program to increase slightly to $114 million in 2007.[dated info] However, the George W. Bush White House sought to reduce the cost of the program to $50 million by stricter eligibility criteria and requiring the local governments of the areas served to contribute to the cost. Note: See also Surface and Air Transportation Programs Extension Act of 2011.

Subsidized routes[edit]

The following tables list all subsidized Essential Air Service routes. This is based on reports issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT),[11] most recently in November 2013,[2][3] and updated to reflect changes based on DOT orders published at Regulations.gov.[12] Docket and order numbers link to their respective pages on the docket management site, which typically includes the original files in PDF and other formats.

Areas excluding Alaska[edit]

State Community Airport Service to Hub(s) Carrier Aircraft/Seats Annual Subsidy Docket Order Expires
AL Muscle Shoals Northwest Alabama Regional Airport Atlanta (ATL) Silver Airways Saab 340/34 $2,603,365 2000-7856 2012-5-17 Sep 30, 2014
AZ Kingman Kingman Airport Denver (DEN), Los Angeles (LAX), Phoenix (PHX) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,635,180 1996-1899 2013-6-1,
2014-1-18
Apr 30, 2015
AZ Page Page Municipal Airport Phoenix (PHX), Denver (DEN) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $2,472,028 1997-2694 2013-6-1 Apr 30, 2015
AZ Prescott Ernest A. Love Field Los Angeles (LAX), Denver (DEN) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $2,094,325 1996-1899 2013-6-1 Apr 30, 2015
AZ Show Low Show Low Regional Airport Phoenix (PHX), Los Angeles (LAX), Denver (DEN) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,672,000 1998-4409 2013-6-1,
2014-3-4
Apr 30, 2015
AR El Dorado / Camden South Arkansas Regional Airport at Goodwin Field Dallas-Love (DAL), Memphis (MEM) SeaPort Airlines Cessna Caravan/9 $1,977,153 1997-2935 2013-8-13 Oct 31, 2017
AR Harrison Boone County Airport Memphis (MEM), Kansas City (MCI) SeaPort Airlines Cessna Caravan/9 $2,251,207 1997-2935 2013-8-13 Oct 31, 2017
AR Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport Dallas-Love (DAL), Memphis (MEM) SeaPort Airlines Cessna Caravan/9 $1,637,012 1997-2935 2013-8-13 Oct 31, 2017
AR Jonesboro Jonesboro Municipal Airport St. Louis (STL) Multi-Aero Inc dba Air Choice One Cessna Grand Caravan/9 $1,942,890 (years 1 & 2)
$1,923,462 (years 3 & 4)
1997-2935 2014-2-17 Feb 28, 2018
CA Crescent City Del Norte County Airport San Francisco (SFO) SkyWest Airlines
dba United Express
Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia/30 $1,996,959 1997-2649 2012-5-21 Jul 31, 2014
CA El Centro Imperial County Airport Burbank (BUR), San Diego (SAN) SeaPort Airlines Cessna Caravan/9 $1,943,751 2008-0299 2013-1-2,
2013-4-3
Apr 30, 2015
CA Merced Merced Municipal Airport Los Angeles (LAX) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,698,878 1998-3521 2012-9-9 Sep 30, 2014
CA Visalia Visalia Municipal Airport Los Angeles (LAX) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,697,929 2004-19916 2012-9-9 Sep 30, 2014
CO Alamosa San Luis Valley Regional Airport Denver (DEN) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $2,078,676 1997-2960 2012-8-7 Jul 31, 2014
CO Cortez Cortez Municipal Airport Denver (DEN) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $2,240,766 1998-3508 2012-8-7 Jul 31, 2014
CO Pueblo Pueblo Memorial Airport Denver (DEN) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,592,276 1999-6589 2011-12-4 Jan 31, 2014
GA Athens Athens-Ben Epps Airport Nashville (BNA) SeaPort Airlines Cessna Caravan/9 $1,630,410 2002-11348 2012-9-27 Oct 31, 2014
GA Macon Middle Georgia Regional Airport Atlanta (ATL), Orlando (MCO) Silver Airways Saab 340/34 $1,998,696 2007-28671 2013-2-26 Mar 14, 2015
HI Kalaupapa Kalaupapa Airport Honolulu (HNL), Molokai (MKK) Makani Kai Air Charters Cessna Grand Caravan/9 $932,772 (year 1)
$923,509 (year 2)
2000-6773 2011-11-27 Dec 31, 2013
HI Kamuela Waimea-Kohala Airport Kahului (OGG) Mokulele Airlines Cessna 208/9 $494,291 1997-2833 2013-7-3 Sep 30, 2017
IL Decatur Decatur Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD), St. Louis (STL) Multi-Aero dba Air Choice One Cessna 208B/9 $2,667,922 2006-23929 2012-12-23 Jan 31, 2016
IL Marion / Herrin Williamson County Regional Airport St. Louis (STL) Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $2,104,616 2000-7881 2011-4-12 Nov 30, 2015
IL Quincy, IL / Hannibal, MO Quincy Regional Airport St. Louis (STL) Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,956,856 2002-14492 2011-4-12 Nov 30, 2015
IA Burlington Southeast Iowa Regional Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD), St. Louis (STL) Multi-Aero dba Air Choice One Cessna 208B/9 $1,917,566 2001-8731 2012-12-23 Jan 31, 2016
IA Fort Dodge Fort Dodge Regional Airport Minneapolis (MSP) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,798,693 2001-10682 2011-11-30,
2012-6-23
May 31, 2014
IA Mason City Mason City Municipal Airport Minneapolis (MSP) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,174,468 2001-10684 2011-11-30,
2012-6-23
May 31, 2014
IA Sioux City Sioux Gateway Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) American Eagle Embraer ERJ-145/50 $611,334 2011-0131 2014-3-14 Apr 30, 2016
IA Waterloo Waterloo Regional Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) American Eagle Embraer ERJ-145/50 $945,546 2011-0132 2014-3-14 Apr 30, 2016
KS Dodge City Dodge City Regional Airport Denver (DEN) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,688,598 1998-3502 2011-10-24,
2011-11-14
Apr 30, 2014
KS Garden City Garden City Regional Airport Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) American Eagle Embraer ERJ 140/44 $2,919,026 1998-3503 2011-10-24,
2011-11-14
Apr 30, 2014
KS Great Bend Great Bend Municipal Airport Denver (DEN) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,082,020 1998-3496 2011-10-24,
2011-11-14
Apr 30, 2014
KS Hays Hays Regional Airport Denver (DEN) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $2,164,041 1998-3497 2011-10-24,
2011-11-14
Apr 30, 2014
KS Liberal, KS / Guymon, OK Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport Denver (DEN) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $2,555,150 1998-3498 2011-10-24,
2011-11-14
Apr 30, 2014
KS Salina Salina Municipal Airport Kansas City (MCI) SeaPort Airlines Cessna 208B/9 $1,490,479 2002-11376 2012-2-4 Mar 31, 2016
KY Owensboro Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport St. Louis (STL) Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,529,913 2000-7855 2011-10-14,
2011-11-5
Dec 31, 2013
KY Paducah Barkley Regional Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) SkyWest Airlines
dba United Express
CRJ-200/50 $1,710,775 2009-0299 2012-1-24,
2012-2-2
Dec 31, 2013
ME Augusta / Waterville Augusta State Airport Boston (BOS) Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,391,581 1997-2784 2010-9-28 Oct 31, 2014
ME Bar Harbor Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport Boston (BOS) Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,631,223 2011-0185 2012-3-2 Apr 15, 2016
ME Presque Isle / Houlton Northern Maine Regional Airport at Presque Isle Boston (BOS) PenAir Saab 340/34 $3,892,174 2000-8012 2012-3-2 Jun 30, 2014
ME Rockland Knox County Regional Airport Boston (BOS) Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,420,545 1997-2784 2010-9-28 Oct 31, 2014
MD Hagerstown Hagerstown Regional Airport Washington-Dulles (IAD) Sun Air International Piper Navajo/9 $1,785,638 2006-25228 2008-12-33,
2012-8-9
Sep 30, 2015
MI Alpena Alpena County Regional Airport Detroit (DTW), Minneapolis (MSP) SkyWest Airlines dba Delta Connection CRJ-200/50 $3,098,472 2009-0300 2012-6-20 Sep 30, 2014
MI Escanaba Delta County Airport Detroit (DTW) Endeavor Air dba Delta Connection CRJ-200/50 $2,833,558 2003-15128 2012-10-10 Dec 31, 2014
MI Hancock / Houghton Houghton County Memorial Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) SkyWest Airlines
dba United Express
CRJ-200/50 $934,156 2009-0302 2012-1-24,
2012-2-2
Dec 31, 2013
MI Iron Mountain / Kingsford Ford Airport Minneapolis (MSP) SkyWest Airlines dba Delta Connection CRJ-200/50 $2,512,971 1999-5175 2012-9-11 Jan 31, 2015
MI Ironwood, MI / Ashland, WI Gogebic-Iron County Airport Minneapolis (MSP) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,747,326 1996-1266 2012-3-5 May 31, 2014
MI Manistee / Ludington Manistee County-Blacker Airport Chicago-Midway (MDW) Corporate Flight Management dba Public Charters Jetstream 32/19
Jetstream 41/30
$2,055,781 1996-1711 2012-3-9 May 31, 2014
MI Muskegon Muskegon County Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) SkyWest Airlines
dba United Express
CRJ-200/50 $1,576,067 2009-0301 2012-1-24,
2012-2-11
Dec 31, 2013
MI Pellston Pellston Regional Airport Detroit (DTW) Endeavor Air dba Delta Connection CRJ-200/50 $1,077,413 2011-0133 2013-10-8 Jan 31, 2016
MI Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa County International Airport Detroit (DTW) Endeavor Air dba Delta Connection CRJ-200/50 $1,676,136 2009-0303 2012-4-10 Jan 31, 2014
MN Bemidji Bemidji Regional Airport Minneapolis (MSP) SkyWest Airlines CRJ-200/50 $1,338,293 2011-0134 2012-1-23 Feb 28, 2014
MN Brainerd Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Minneapolis (MSP) SkyWest Airlines CRJ-200/50 $1,356,764 2011-0135 2012-9-11 Jan 31, 2015
MN Chisholm / Hibbing Chisholm-Hibbing Municipal Airport Minneapolis (MSP) SkyWest Airlines dba Delta Connection CRJ-200/50 $2,517,770 2003-15796 2012-4-10 May 31, 2014
MN International Falls Falls International Airport Minneapolis (MSP) SkyWest Airlines dba Delta Connection CRJ-200/50 $1,107,900 2009-0304 2012-9-11 Jan 31, 2015
MN Thief River Falls Thief River Falls Regional Airport Minneapolis (MSP) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,881,815 2001-10642 2011-11-30,
2012-6-23
May 31, 2014
MS Greenville Mid Delta Regional Airport Atlanta (ATL) Silver Airways Saab 340/34 $3,522,398 2008-0209 2012-5-17 Sep 30, 2014
MS Laurel / Hattiesburg Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport Atlanta (ATL) Silver Airways Saab 340/34 $2,965,667 2001-10685 2012-5-17 Sep 30, 2014
MS Meridian Meridian Regional Airport Atlanta (ATL) Silver Airways Saab 340/34 $2,417,808 2008-0112 2012-7-35 Sep 30, 2014
MS Tupelo Tupelo Regional Airport Atlanta (ATL) Silver Airways Saab 340/34 $3,522,398 2009-0305 2012-5-17 Sep 30, 2014
MO Cape Girardeau / Sikeston Cape Girardeau Regional Airport St. Louis (STL) Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,627,966 1996-1559 2011-4-12 Nov 30, 2015
MO Ft. Leonard Wood Waynesville Regional Airport at Forney Field St. Louis (STL) Cape Air Cessna 402/8-9 $2,905,794 1996-1167 2012-11-35 Dec 31, 2014
MO Joplin Joplin Regional Airport Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) American Eagle ERJ-145/50 $342,560 2006-23932 2012-12-6 Feb 28, 2015
MO Kirksville Kirksville Regional Airport St. Louis (STL) Cape Air Cessna 402/9 $1,649,248 1997-2515 2012-7-25 Sep 30, 2016
MT Butte Bert Mooney Airport Salt Lake City (SLC) SkyWest Airlines dba Delta Connection CRJ-200/50 $672,230 2011-0136 2012-1-23 Dec 31, 2013
MT Glasgow Glasgow Airport Billings (BIL) Cape Air Cessna 402/9 $2,046,800 1997-2605 2013-9-4,
2013-12-1
Dec 31, 2015
MT Glendive Dawson Community Airport Billings (BIL) Cape Air Cessna 402/9 $1,944,467 1997-2605 2013-9-4,
2013-12-1
Dec 31, 2015
MT Havre Havre City-County Airport Billings (BIL) Cape Air Cessna 402/9 $2,036,254 1997-2605 2013-9-4,
2013-12-1
Dec 31, 2015
MT Sidney Sidney-Richland Municipal Airport Billings (BIL) Cape Air Cessna 402/9 $3,777,579 1997-2605 2013-9-4,
2013-12-1
Dec 31, 2015
MT West Yellowstone Yellowstone Airport Salt Lake City (SLC) SkyWest Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Embraer Brasilia/30 $535,141 2003-14626 2013-5-4 Sep 30, 2014
MT Wolf Point L. M. Clayton Airport Billings (BIL) Cape Air Cessna 402/9 $2,145,326 1997-2605 2013-9-4,
2013-12-1
Dec 31, 2015
NE Alliance Alliance Municipal Airport Denver (DEN) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,309,865 2000-8322 2013-2-13 May 31, 2015
NE Chadron Chadron Municipal Airport Denver (DEN) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,309,865 2000-8322 2013-2-13 May 31, 2015
NE Grand Island Central Nebraska Regional Airport Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) American Eagle ERJ-140/44 $1,837,021 2002-13983 2013-5-10 Jun 30, 2015
NE Kearney Kearney Regional Airport Denver (DEN) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,752,904 1996-1715 2012-8-23 Oct 31, 2014
NE McCook McCook Regional Airport Denver (DEN) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,976,338 1997-3005 2012-6-19 May 31, 2014
NE North Platte North Platte Regional Airport Denver (DEN) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,697,510 1999-5173 2012-8-23 Oct 31, 2014
NE Scottsbluff Western Nebraska Regional Airport Denver (DEN) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,398,351 2003-14535 2012-8-23 Oct 31, 2014
NH Lebanon, NH / White River Junction, VT Lebanon Municipal Airport Boston (BOS), White Plains (HPN) Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $2,347,744 2003-14822 2010-10-12 Nov 30, 2014
NM Carlsbad Cavern City Air Terminal Albuquerque (ABQ) Pacific Wings dba New Mexico Airlines Cessna 208B/9 $1,397,081 2002-12802 2013-5-5 May 31, 2015
NM Clovis Clovis Municipal Airport Denver (DEN) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,954,490 1996-1902 2012-11-33 Nov 30, 2014
NM Silver City / Hurley / Deming Grant County Airport Phoenix (PHX) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $2,098,460 1996-1903 2012-11-33 Nov 30, 2014
NY Jamestown Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport Cleveland (CLE) Silver Airways
dba United Express
Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,940,272 2003-14950 2012-9-23 Sep 30, 2014
NY Massena Massena International Airport Albany (ALB), Boston (BOS) Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $2,090,949 2012-0163 2013-2-21 Mar 31, 2015
NY Ogdensburg Ogdensburg International Airport Albany (ALB), Boston (BOS) Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,702,697 1997-2842 2011-1-6 Mar 31, 2015
NY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh International Airport Boston (BOS) PenAir Saab 340/34 $2,470,834 2003-14783 2012-3-2 Jun 30, 2014
NY Saranac Lake / Lake Placid Adirondack Regional Airport Boston (BOS) Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,366,538 2000-8025 2010-3-27,
2010-3-32
Feb 28, 2014
NY Watertown Watertown International Airport Philadelphia (PHL) American Airlines Group (includes US Airways) Canadair CRJ200/50,
DH8-100/37
$3,356,349 1997-2842,
2013-0188
2013-10-8,
2013-11-1,
2014-4-25
Jan 31, 2016
ND Devils Lake Devils Lake Regional Airport Minneapolis (MSP) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $2,797,467 1997-2785 2011-12-6,
2012-11-25
Mar 31, 2014
ND Jamestown Jamestown Regional Airport Minneapolis (MSP) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,987,655 1997-2785 2012-1-17 Mar 31, 2014
OR Pendleton Eastern Oregon Regional Airport Portland (PDX) SeaPort Airlines Cessna 208/9 $1,834,708 2004-19934 2012-12-21,
2013-1-6
Dec 31, 2016
PA Altoona Altoona-Blair County Airport Washington-Dulles (IAD) Silver Airways
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $1,998,594 2002-11446 2012-4-30 Jul 31, 2014
PA Bradford Bradford Regional Airport Cleveland (CLE) Silver Airways
dba United Express
Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,940,272 2003-14528 2012-9-23 Sep 30, 2014
PA DuBois DuBois Regional Airport Cleveland (CLE) Silver Airways
dba United Express
Beechcraft 1900/19 $2,587,029 2004-17617 2012-9-23 Sep 30, 2014
PA Franklin / Oil City Venango Regional Airport Cleveland (CLE) Silver Airways
dba United Express
Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,293,515 1997-2523 2012-9-23 Sep 30, 2014
PA Johnstown John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport Washington-Dulles (IAD) Silver Airways
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $1,998,594 2002-11451 2012-4-30 Jul 31, 2014
PA Lancaster Lancaster Airport Washington-Dulles (IAD) Sun Air International Piper Navajo/9 $2,504,174 2002-11450 2012-8-9 Sep 30, 2015
PR Mayagüez Eugenio María de Hostos Airport San Juan (SJU) Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,198,824 2004-19622 2011-3-28 Apr 30, 2016
SD Aberdeen Aberdeen Regional Airport Minneapolis (MSP) SkyWest Airlines
dba Delta Connection
CRJ-200/50 $1,198,222 2011-0137 2012-1-23 Feb 28, 2014
SD Huron Huron Regional Airport Minneapolis (MSP) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,929,349 2000-7138 2012-8-22 Sep 30, 2014
SD Watertown Watertown Regional Airport Minneapolis (MSP) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,710,324 2001-10644 2011-11-30,
2012-6-23
May 31, 2014
TN Jackson McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport Nashville (BNA), Memphis (MEM) SeaPort Airlines Cessna 208B/9 $1,115,210 2000-7857 2011-12-15,
2013-2-23
Jan 31, 2014
TX Victoria Victoria Regional Airport Houston-Bush (IAH) Sun Air International Piper Navajo/9 $2,294,036 2005-20454 2012-7-17 Sep 30, 2014
UT Cedar City Cedar City Regional Airport Salt Lake City (SLC) SkyWest Airlines
dba Delta Connection
CRJ-200/50 $2,273,395 2003-16395 2011-9-10 Dec 31, 2013
UT Moab Canyonlands Field Denver (DEN) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,816,486 1997-2827 2011-12-19 Dec 31, 2013
UT Vernal Vernal Regional Airport Denver (DEN) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,299,194 1997-2706 2011-12-19 Dec 31, 2013
VT Rutland Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport Boston (BOS) Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,360,481 2005-21681 2013-8-3 Oct 31, 2017
VA Staunton Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Washington-Dulles (IAD) Silver Airways
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $3,394,629 2002-11378 2012-6-10 Jul 31, 2014
WV Beckley Beckley Raleigh County Memorial Airport Washington-Dulles (IAD) Silver Airways
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $2,512,494 1997-2761 2012-4-32 Jul 31, 2014
WV Clarksburg / Fairmont North Central West Virginia Airport Washington-Dulles (IAD) Silver Airways
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $1,728,125 2005-20736 2012-4-32 Jul 31, 2014
WV Greenbrier /
White Sulphur Springs
(Lewisburg)
Greenbrier Valley Airport Atlanta (ATL), Washington-Dulles (IAD) Silver Airways Saab 340/34 $3,484,710 2003-15553 2012-5-17 Jul 31, 2014
WV Morgantown Morgantown Municipal Airport Washington-Dulles (IAD) Silver Airways
dba United Express
Saab 340B Plus/34 $1,728,125 2005-20735 2012-4-32 Jul 31, 2014
WV Parkersburg, WV / Marietta, OH Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Cleveland (CLE) Silver Airways
dba United Express
Beechcraft 1900D/19 $2,587,029 2005-20734 2012-9-23 Sep 30, 2014
WI Eau Claire Chippewa Valley Regional Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) SkyWest Airlines
dba United Express
CRJ-200/50 $1,733,576 2009-0306 2012-1-24,
2012-2-2
Dec 31, 2013
WI Rhinelander Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport Minneapolis (MSP) SkyWest Airlines dba Delta Connection CRJ-200/50 $1,519,619 2011-0109 2012-9-11 Jan 31, 2015
WY Cody Yellowstone Regional Airport Salt Lake City (SLC) SkyWest Airlines dba Delta Connection CRJ-200/50 $627,696 2011-0121 2013-4-18 May 31, 2015
WY Laramie Laramie Regional Airport Denver (DEN) SkyWest Airlines dba United Express Embraer EMB 120/30 $1,635,346 1997-2958 2012-8-8 Sep 30, 2014
WY Worland Worland Municipal Airport Denver (DEN) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,987,148 1997-2981 2012-8-8 Sep 30, 2014
Current Total: $219,879,243

Alaska[edit]

Community Airport Service to Hub(s) Carrier Aircraft Annual
Subsidy
Docket Order Expires
Adak Adak Airport Anchorage (ANC) Alaska Airlines Boeing 737/72 $2,057,114 2000-8556 2013-7-14 Sep 30, 2015
Akutan Akutan Airport Dutch Harbor (DUT) Grant Aviation Piper Navajo/9 $579,220 2000-7068 2012-11-15 Sep 30, 2014
Alitak / Lazy Bay Alitak Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service[13] DHC-2 Beaver/6 $11,333 2000-6945 2013-9-12 Oct 31, 2015
Amook Bay Amook Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service DHC-2 Beaver/6 $11,333 2000-6945 2013-9-12 Oct 31, 2015
Angoon Angoon Seaplane Base Juneau (JNU) Alaska Seaplane Service[14] de Havilland Beaver/6 $145,734 2006-25542 2010-12-7,
2011-3-18
Jan 31, 2015
Atka Atka Airport Dutch Harbor (DUT) Grant Aviation Beechcraft King Air 200/9 $822,445 1995-363 2012-5-20 Sep 30, 2014
Central Central Airport Fairbanks (FAI) Warbelow's Air Ventures Piper Navajo/8 $137,799 1998-3621 2011-9-11 Nov 30, 2013
Chatham Chatham Seaplane Base Juneau (JNU) Ward Air[15] Cessna 185/3,
Cessna 206,
de Havilland Beaver
$11,472 1997-3134 2012-9-2 Sep 30, 2014
Chisana Chisana Airport Tok (TOK) 40-Mile Air[16] Cessna 185/3,
Cessna 206 or 207/4
$81,040 1998-4574 2012-6-18 May 31, 2014
Circle Circle City Airport Fairbanks (FAI) Warbelow's Air Ventures Piper Navajo/8 $137,799 1998-3621 2011-9-11 Nov 30, 2013
Cordova Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport Anchorage (ANC), Juneau (JNU) Alaska Airlines Boeing 737/72 $2,145,356 1998-4899 2013-2-10 Apr 30, 2015
Diomede Diomede Heliport Nome (OME), Wales (WAA) Evergreen Helicopters[17] BO-105/4 $188,760 2009-0260 2013-6-11 Jun 30, 2014
Elfin Cove Elfin Cove Seaplane Base Juneau (JNU) Alaska Seaplane Service de Havilland Beaver/6 $75,391 2002-11586 2011-3-11,
2011-3-19
Jan 31, 2015
Excursion Inlet Excursion Inlet Seaplane Base Juneau (JNU) Air Excursions[18] PA-32 Cherokee 6/5,
Cessna 206
$28,835 2002-12014 2012-9-8 Sep 30, 2014
Funter Bay Funter Bay Seaplane Base Juneau (JNU) Ward Air Cessna 185/3,
Cessna 206,
de Havilland Beaver
$13,416 1997-3134 2012-9-2 Sep 30, 2014
Gulkana Gulkana Airport Anchorage (ANC) Copper Valley Air Service[19] Piper PA-31 Navajo/6 $269,189 1995-492 2010-12-8 Jan 31, 2015
Gustavus Gustavus Airport Juneau (JNU) Alaska Airlines Boeing 737/72 $536,339 1998-4899 2013-2-10 Apr 30, 2015
Healy Lake Healy Lake Airport Fairbanks (FAI) 40-Mile Air Cessna 206 or 207/5 $104,703 1998-3546 2012-6-18 May 31, 2014
Hydaburg Hydaburg Seaplane Base Ketchikan (KTN) Taquan Air de Havilland Beaver/6 $151,773 1999-6245 2011-7-12 Oct 31, 2015
Kake Kake Seaplane Base Juneau (JNU) Air Excursions PA-31 Navajo/9 $177,574 2008-0217 2012-9-8 Sep 30, 2014
Kitoi Bay Kitoi Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service DHC-2 Beaver/6 $11,333 2000-6945 2013-9-12 Oct 31, 2015
Lake Minchumina Minchumina Airport Fairbanks (FAI) Wright Air Service Cessna 206/4,
Cessna 208/9
$102,300 2008-0237 2012-10-14 Oct 31, 2014
Manley Hot Springs Manley Hot Springs Airport Fairbanks (FAI) Warbelow's Air Ventures PA-31-350 Navajo/9,
Cessna 206
$45,534 2004-17563 2012-8-10 Aug 31, 2014
May Creek May Creek Airport Gulkana (GKN) Copper Valley Air Service Cessna 185/3,
Cessna 206/4
$103,099 1995-492 2012-11-34 Jan 31, 2015
McCarthy McCarthy Airport Gulkana (GKN) Copper Valley Air Service Cessna 185/3,
Cessna 206/4
$103,099 1995-492 2012-11-34 Jan 31, 2015
Minto Minto Airport Fairbanks (FAI) Warbelow's Air Ventures PA-31-350 Navajo/9,
Cessna 206
$45,534 2004-17563 2012-8-10 Aug 31, 2014
Moser Bay Moser Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service DHC-2 Beaver/6 $11,333 2000-6945 2013-9-12 Oct 31, 2015
Nikolski Nikolski Air Station Dutch Harbor (DUT) Grant Aviation Beechcraft King Air 200/9 $331,431
$324,998
1995-363 2012-5-20 Sep 30, 2014
Olga Bay Olga Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service DHC-2 Beaver/6 $11,333 2000-6945 2013-9-12 Oct 31, 2015
Pelican Pelican Seaplane Base Juneau (JNU) Alaska Seaplane Service de Havilland Beaver/6 $185,721 2002-11586 2011-3-11 Jan 31, 2015
Petersburg Petersburg James A. Johnson Airport Juneau (JNU), Ketchikan (KTN) Alaska Airlines Boeing 737/72 $1,738,290 1998-4899 2013-2-10 Apr 30, 2015
Port Alexander Port Alexander Seaplane Base Sitka (SIT) Harris Aircraft Services[20] Cessna 185/3 $75,293 1999-6244 2012-2-15 Feb 28, 2014
Port Bailey Port Bailey Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service DHC-2 Beaver/6 $11,333 2000-6945 2013-9-12 Oct 31, 2015
Port William Port Williams Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service DHC-2 Beaver/6 $11,333 2000-6945 2013-9-12 Oct 31, 2015
Rampart Rampart Airport Fairbanks (FAI) Warbelow's Air Ventures Piper Navajo/9 $76,416 2008-0201 2012-10-14 Oct 31, 2014
San Juan / Uganik San Juan (Uganik) Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service DHC-2 Beaver/6 $11,333 2000-6945 2013-9-12 Oct 31, 2015
Seal Bay Seal Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service DHC-2 Beaver/6 $11,333 2000-6945 2013-9-12 Oct 31, 2015
Tatitlek Tatitlek Airport Anchorage (ANC) Reeve Air Alaska[21] Piper Navajo/9 $93,080 2013-0030 2013-8-1 Sep 30, 2015
Tenakee Tenakee Seaplane Base Juneau (JNU) Alaska Seaplane Service de Havilland Beaver/6 $135,576 2006-25542 2010-12-7,
2011-3-18
Jan 31, 2015
West Point West Point Village Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service DHC-2 Beaver/6 $11,333 2000-6945 2013-9-12 Oct 31, 2015
Wrangell Wrangell Airport Juneau (JNU), Ketchikan (KTN) Alaska Airlines Boeing 737/72 $1,738,290 1998-4899 2013-2-10 Apr 30, 2015
Yakutat Yakutat Airport Anchorage (ANC), Juneau (JNU) Alaska Airlines Boeing 737/72 $2,145,356 1998-4899 2013-2-10 Apr 30, 2015
Zachar Bay Zachar Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service DHC-2 Beaver/6 $11,333 2000-6945 2013-9-12 Oct 31, 2015
Current Total: $14,701,208

Airports formerly having EAS subsidized routes[edit]

The following tables list airports which formerly had Essential Air Service subsidized routes.

Former EAS excluding Alaska[edit]

State Community Airport Service to Hub(s) Carrier Aircraft/Seates Annual
Subsidy
Docket Order Expired
KS Manhattan Manhattan Regional Airport Kansas City Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,198,342 2003-15483 2008-2-5 Mar 31, 2010
MO Columbia / Jefferson City Columbia Regional Airport Memphis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $2,186,590 2006-23931 2008-5-2 Aug 31, 2010
MT Lewistown Lewistown Municipal Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,036,616 1997-2605 2007-12-22,
2008-7-9
Feb 28, 2011
MT Miles City Miles City Municipal Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,056,152 1997-2605 2007-12-22,
2008-7-9
Feb 28, 2011
NV Ely Ely Airport Denver or Las Vegas Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,752,067 1995-361 2010-9-13 Sep 30, 2012
NM Alamogordo / Holloman AFB Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport Albuquerque Pacific Wings dba New Mexico Airlines Cessna 208B/9 $1,169,337 1996-1901 2009-11-14 Dec 31, 2011
NM Hobbs Lea County Regional Airport Albuquerque New Mexico Airlines Cessna 208B/9 $303,554
0
2002-12800 2007-3-22
Unsubsidized
May 31, 2009
NA
ND Dickinson Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia/30 $2,019,027 1995-697 2010-11-16 Jan 31, 2013
PA Williamsport Williamsport Regional Airport Philadelphia
TBD
Piedmont Airlines dba US Airways Express
TBD (Re-soliciting proposals)
Bombardier Dash 8/37
TBD
0
TBD
2008-0200 2008-7-14,
2008-10-7
TBD
Nov 24, 2008
TBD
PR Ponce Mercedita Airport San Juan Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $740,416 1999-6592 2009-3-1 Apr 30, 2011
SD Brookings Brookings Regional Airport Minneapolis Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,887,110 1997-2785 2008-12-30 Sep 30, 2009

Former EAS in Alaska[edit]

Community Airport Service to Hub(s) Carrier Aircraft Annual
Subsidy
Docket Order Expired
Akhiok Akhiok Airport Kodiak Servant Air Piper PA-32R-300 $51,709
0
2007-0020 2008-2-10
2010-2-15
March 31, 2010
N/A
Cape Yakataga Yakataga Airport Yakutat Alsek Air Service[22] Cessna 206 $45,500 1996-2009 2010-9-21 Oct 31, 2012
Icy Bay Icy Bay Airport Yakutat Alsek Air Service Cessna 206 $45,500 1996-2009 2010-9-21 Oct 31, 2012
Karluk Karluk Airport Kodiak Island Air Service Piper PA-32 $44,349 2004-19342 2010-6-13 Mar 31, 2012

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Essential Air Service". U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). 
  2. ^ a b "US Non-Alaskan Subsidized EAS Report". U.S. Department of Transportation. November 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "US Alaskan Subsidized EAS Report". U.S. Department of Transportation. November 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ Reason Foundation, Comparison of the Essential Air Service Program to Alternative Coach Bus ServiceKeeping small communities connected cost-effectively Shirley Ybarra September 13, 2011 , http://reason.org/news/show/essential-air-service-compare-bus-s
  5. ^ Fox news, House panel boosts rural air service subsidies, Published June 19, 2012, Associated Press, http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/06/19/house-panel-boosts-rural-air-service-subsidies/
  6. ^ U.S. DOT 2014,Alaska Services, http://www.dot.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Subsidized%20EAS%20report%20for%20communities%20in%20Alaska-Jun%202014.pdf
  7. ^ U.S. DOT 2014, Non-Alaska Services, http://www.dot.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Subsidized%20EAS%20report%20for%20non-Alaska%20communities-Jun%202014.pdf
  8. ^ "Federal Subsidies Keep Small-Town Airports Flying". NPR. November 18, 2009. 
  9. ^ Bailey, Jeff (October 6, 2006). "Subsidies Keep Airlines Flying to Small Towns". The New York Times. Retrieved October 6, 2006. 
  10. ^ "Comparison of Essential Air Service Program to Alternative Coach Bus Service" (PDF). American Bus Association. September 2011. 
  11. ^ "Essential Air Service Reports". U.S. Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Regulations.gov". Federal Docket Management System. 
  13. ^ Island Air Service
  14. ^ Alaska Seaplane Service (a.k.a. Alaska Seaplanes)
  15. ^ Ward Air
  16. ^ 40-Mile Air
  17. ^ Evergreen Helicopters
  18. ^ Air Excursions
  19. ^ Copper Valley Air Service
  20. ^ Harris Aircraft Services
  21. ^ Reeve Air Alaska
  22. ^ Alsek Air Service

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