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 June 1, 2009, 152 communities were being served with a subsidy, of which 45 were in Alaska, 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]

Controversy[edit]

Cessna 402 in Essential Air Service flight to Mayagüez, PR

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.[2] 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.[3] Subsidies are as high as $801 per passenger.[4] 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 routes under Essential Air Service as of October 10, 2012.[5] They are based on the June 1, 2009 Subsidized EAS Reports from the DOT Office of Aviation & International Affairs for all areas excluding Alaska[6] and for Alaska itself.[7] They have been updated to reflect changes which occurred since then, based on DOT orders found at the Federal Docket Management System.[8] 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 Rate Expires
AL Muscle Shoals Northwest Alabama Regional Airport Atlanta Silver Airways Saab 340/34 $2,603,365 2000-7856 2012-5-17 September 30, 2014
AZ Kingman Kingman Airport Denver, Los Angeles Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,635,180 1996-1899 2013-6-1 And 2014-1-18 April 30, 2015
AZ Page Page Municipal Airport Phoenix Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $2,472,028 1997-2694 2013-6-1 April 30, 2015
AZ Prescott Ernest A. Love Field Los Angeles Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $2,094,325 1996-1899 2013-6-1 April 30, 2015
AZ Show Low Show Low Regional Airport Denver, Phoenix Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,672,000 1998-4409 2013-6-1 And 2014-3-4 April 30, 2015
AR El Dorado / Camden South Arkansas Regional Airport at Goodwin Field Dallas-Love, Memphis SeaPort Airlines Cessna Caravan/9 $1,977,153 1997-2935 2013-8-13 October 31, 2017
AR Harrison Boone County Airport Kansas City, Memphis SeaPort Airlines Cessna Caravan/9 $2,251,207 1997-2935 2013-8-13 October 31, 2017
AR Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport Dallas-Love, Memphis SeaPort Airlines Cessna Caravan/9 $1,637,012 1997-2935 2013-8-13 October 31, 2017
AR Jonesboro Jonesboro Municipal Airport St. Louis Multi-Aero Inc dba Air Choice One Cessna Grand Caravan/9 $1,942,890 (Years 1 And 2)
$1,923,462 (Years 3 And 4)
1997-2935 2014-2-17 February 28, 2018
CA Crescent City Del Norte County Airport San Francisco SkyWest Airlines
dba United Express
Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia/30 $1,996,959 1997-2649 2012-5-21 July 31, 2014
CA El Centro Imperial County Airport Burbank, San Diego SeaPort Airlines Cessna Caravan/9 $1,943,751 2008-0299 2013-1-2 And 2013-4-3 April 30, 2015
CA Merced Merced Municipal Airport Los Angeles Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,698,878 1998-3521 2012-9-9 September 30, 2014
CA Visalia Visalia Municipal Airport Los Angeles Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,697,929 2004-19916 2012-9-9 September 30, 2014
CO Alamosa San Luis Valley Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $2,078,676 1997-2960 2012-8-7 July 31, 2014
CO Cortez Cortez Municipal Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $2,240,766 1998-3508 2012-8-7 July 31, 2014
CO Pueblo Pueblo Memorial Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,592,276 1999-6589 2011-12-4 January 31, 2014
GA Athens Athens-Ben Epps Airport Nashville SeaPort Airlines Cessna 208/9 $1,630,410 2002-11348 2012-9-27 October 31, 2014
GA Macon Middle Georgia Regional Airport Atlanta, Orlando Silver Airways Saab 340/34 $1,998,696 2007-28671 2013-2-26 March 14, 2015
HI Kalaupapa Kalaupapa Airport Honolulu, Molokai Makani Kai Air Charters Cessna Grand Caravan/9 $932,772 (year 1)
$923,509 (year 2)
2000-6773 2011-11-27 December 31, 2013
HI Kamuela Waimea-Kohala Airport Kahului Mokulele Airlines Cessna 208/9 $494,291 1997-2833 2013-7-3 September 30, 2017
IL Decatur Decatur Airport Chicago-O'Hare, St. Louis Multi-Aero dba Air Choice One Cessna 208B/9 $2,667,922 2006-23929 2012-12-23 January 31, 2016
IL Marion / Herrin Williamson County Regional Airport St. Louis Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $2,104,616 2000-7881 2011-4-12 November 30, 2015
IL Quincy, IL / Hannibal, MO Quincy Regional Airport St. Louis Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,956,856 2002-14492 2011-4-12 November 30, 2015
IA Burlington Southeast Iowa Regional Airport Chicago-O'Hare, St. Louis Multi-Aero dba Air Choice One Cessna 208B/9 $1,917,566 2001-8731 2012-12-23 January 31, 2016
IA Fort Dodge Fort Dodge Regional Airport Minneapolis 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 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 Envoy Air Embraer ERJ-145/50 $1,512,799
$611,334
2011-0131 2011-12-2
2014-3-14
April 30, 2014
April 30, 2016
IA Waterloo Waterloo Regional Airport Chicago-O'Hare Envoy Air Embraer ERJ-145/50 $1,541,824
$945,546
2011-0132 2011-12-2
2014-3-14
April 30, 2014
April 30, 2016
KS Dodge City Dodge City Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,688,598 1998-3502 2011-10-24
&2011-11-14
April 30, 2014
KS Garden City Garden City Regional Airport Dallas-Fort Worth Envoy Air Embraer ERJ 140/44 $2,919,026 1998-3503 2011-10-24
&2011-11-14
April 30, 2014
KS Great Bend Great Bend Municipal Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,082,020 1998-3496 2011-10-24
&2011-11-14
April 30, 2014
KS Hays Hays Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $2,164,041 1998-3497 2011-10-24
&2011-11-14
April 30, 2014
KS Liberal Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $2,555,150 1998-3498 2011-10-24
&2011-11-14
April 30, 2014
KS Salina Salina Municipal Airport Kansas City SeaPort Airlines Cessna 208B/9 $1,490,479 2002-11376 2012-2-4 March 31, 2016
KY Owensboro Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport St. Louis Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,529,913 2000-7855 2011-10-14
&2011-11-5
December 31, 2013
KY Paducah Barkley Regional Airport Chicago-O'Hare SkyWest Airlines
dba United Express
CRJ-200/50 $1,710,775 2009-0299 2012-1-24
&2012-2-2
December 31, 2013
ME Augusta / Waterville Augusta State Airport Boston Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,391,581 1997-2784 2010-9-28 October 31, 2014
ME Bar Harbor Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport Boston Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,631,223 2011-0185 2012-3-2 April 15, 2016
ME Presque Isle Northern Maine Regional Airport at Presque Isle Boston PenAir Saab 340/34 $3,892,174 2000-8012 2012-3-2 June 30, 2014
ME Rockland Knox County Regional Airport Boston Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,420,545 1997-2784 2010-9-28 October 31, 2014
MD Hagerstown Hagerstown Regional Airport Washington-Dulles Sun Air International Piper Navajo/9 $1,785,638 2006-25228 2008-12-33
&2012-8-9
September 30, 2015
MI Alpena Alpena County Regional Airport Detroit, Minneapolis SkyWest Airlines dba Delta Connection CRJ-200/50 $3,098,472 2009-0300 2012-6-20 September 30, 2014
MI Escanaba Delta County Airport Detroit Endeavor Air dba Delta Connection CRJ-200/50 $2,833,558 2003-15128 2012-10-10 December 31, 2014
MI Hancock / Houghton Houghton County Memorial Airport Chicago-O'Hare SkyWest Airlines
dba United Express
CRJ-200/50 $934,156 2009-0302 2012-1-24
&2012-2-2
December 31, 2013
MI Iron Mountain / Kingsford Ford Airport Minneapolis SkyWest Airlines dba Delta Connection CRJ-200/50 $2,512,971 1999-5175 2012-9-11 January 31, 2015
MI Ironwood, MI / Ashland, WI Gogebic-Iron County Airport Minneapolis 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 Corporate Flight Management dba Public Charters Jetstream 32/19
Jetstream 41/30
$2,055,781 1996-1711 2012-3-5 May 31, 2014
MI Muskegon Muskegon County Airport Chicago-O'Hare SkyWest Airlines
dba United Express
CRJ-200/50 $1,576,067 2009-0301 2012-1-24
&2012-2-11
December 31, 2013
MI Pellston Pellston Regional Airport Detroit Endeavor Air dba Delta Connection CRJ-200/50 $1,077,413 2011-0133 2013-10-8 January 31, 2016
MI Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa County International Airport Detroit Endeavor Air dba Delta Connection CRJ-200/50 $1,676,136 2009-0303 2012-4-10 January 31, 2014
MN Bemidji Bemidji Regional Airport Minneapolis SkyWest Airlines CRJ-200/50 $1,338,293 2011-0134 2012-1-23 February 28, 2014
MN Brainerd Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Minneapolis SkyWest Airlines CRJ-200/50 $1,356,764 2011-0135 2012-9-11 January 31, 2015
MN Chisholm / Hibbing Chisholm-Hibbing Municipal Airport Minneapolis 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 SkyWest Airlines dba Delta Connection CRJ-200/50 $1,107,900 2009-0304 2012-9-11 January 31, 2015
MN Thief River Falls Thief River Falls Regional Airport Minneapolis 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 Silver Airways Saab 340/34 $3,522,398 2008-0209 2012-5-17 September 30, 2014
MS Laurel / Hattiesburg Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport Atlanta Silver Airways Saab 340/34 $2,965,667 2001-10685 2012-5-17 September 30, 2014
MS Meridian Meridian Regional Airport Atlanta Silver Airways Saab 340/34 $2,417,808 2008-0112 2012-7-35 September 30, 2014
MS Tupelo Tupelo Regional Airport Atlanta Silver Airways Saab 340/34 $3,522,398 2009-0305 2012-5-17 September 30, 2014
MO Cape Girardeau / Sikeston Cape Girardeau Regional Airport St. Louis Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,627,966 1996-1559 2011-4-12 November 30, 2015
MO Ft. Leonard Wood Waynesville Regional Airport at Forney Field St. Louis Cape Air Cessna 402/8-9 $1,478,102 1996-1167 2010-9-9 December 31, 2012
MO Joplin Joplin Regional Airport Dallas/Fort Worth American Eagle ERJ-145/50 $342,560 2006-23932 2012-12-6 February 28, 2015
MO Kirksville Kirksville Regional Airport St. Louis Cape Air Cessna 402/9 $1,649,248 1997-2515 2012-7-25 September 30, 2016
MT Butte Bert Mooney Airport Salt Lake City SkyWest Airlines dba Delta Connection CRJ-200/50 $672,230 2011-0136 2012-1-23 January 31, 2013
MT Glasgow Glasgow Airport Billings Silver Airways Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,166,049 1997-2605 2013-10-6 UFN
MT Glendive Dawson Community Airport Billings Silver Airways Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,193,391 1997-2605 2013-10-6 UFN
MT Havre Havre City-County Airport Billings Silver Airways Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,162,329 1997-2605 2013-10-6 UFN
MT Sidney Sidney-Richland Municipal Airport Billings Silver Airways Beechcraft 1900/19 $2,932,152 1997-2605 2007-12-22
&2013-10-6
UFN
MT West Yellowstone Yellowstone Airport Salt Lake City SkyWest Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Embraer Brasilia/30 $535,141 2003-14626 2013-5-4 September 30, 2014
MT Wolf Point L. M. Clayton Airport Billings Silver Airways Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,502,378 1997-2605 2013-10-6 UFN
NE Alliance Alliance Municipal Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,309,865 2000-8322 2013-2-13 May 31, 2015
NE Chadron Chadron Municipal Airport Denver 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 American Eagle ERJ-140/44 $1,837,021 2002-13983 2013-5-10 June 30, 2015
NE Kearney Kearney Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,752,904 1996-1715 2010-9-10 October 31, 2014
NE McCook McCook Regional Airport Denver 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 Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,697,510 1999-5173 2010-9-10 October 31, 2014
NE Scottsbluff Western Nebraska Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,398,351 2003-14535 2010-9-10 October 31, 2014
NH Lebanon, NH / White River Junction, VT Lebanon Municipal Airport Boston, White Plains Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $2,347,744 2003-14822 2010-10-12 November 30, 2014
NM Carlsbad Cavern City Air Terminal Albuquerque Pacific Wings dba New Mexico Airlines Cessna 208B/9 $1,397,081 2002-12802 2011-4-19 May 31, 2015
NM Clovis Clovis Municipal Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,954,490 1996-1902 2011-4-19
&2012-7-20
November 30, 20142
NM Silver City / Hurley / Deming Grant County Airport Phoenix Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $2,098,460 1996-1903 2011-4-19
&2012-7-20
November 30, 2014
NY Jamestown Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport Cleveland Silver Airways
dba United Express
Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,940,272 2003-14950 2012-10-1 September 30, 2014
NY Massena Massena International Airport Albany, Boston Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $2,090,949 1997-2842 2008-3-15
2011-1-6
March 31, 2015
NY Ogdensburg Ogdensburg International Airport Albany, Boston Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,702,697 1997-2842 2008-3-15
2011-1-6
March 31, 2015
NY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh International Airport Boston PenAir Saab 340/34 $2,470,834 2003-14783 2010-3-27
&2010-3-32
June 30, 2014
NY Saranac Lake / Lake Placid Adirondack Regional Airport Boston Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,366,538 2000-8025 2010-3-27
&2010-3-32
February 28, 2014
NY Watertown Watertown International Airport Chicago-O'Hare (until May 7, 2014)[9] Envoy Air Embraer ERJ-140/44 $3,047,972 1997-2842 2011-3-34 November 30, 2013
ND Devils Lake Devils Lake Regional Airport Minneapolis Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900 $2,797,467 1997-2785 2009-8-6 March 31, 2014
ND Jamestown Jamestown Regional Airport Minneapolis Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,987,655 1997-2785 2012-1-17 March 31, 2014
OR Pendleton Eastern Oregon Regional Airport Portland SeaPort Airlines Cessna 208/9 $1,834,708 2004-19934 2010-10-18 December 31, 2016
PA Altoona Altoona-Blair County Airport Washington-Dulles Silver Airways
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $1,998,594 2002-11446 2010-5-10 July 31, 2014
PA Bradford Bradford Regional Airport Cleveland Silver Airways
dba United Express
Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,940,272 2003-14528 2010-9-12 September 30, 2014
PA DuBois DuBois Regional Airport Cleveland Silver Airways
dba United Express
Beechcraft 1900/19 $2,587,029 2004-17617 2010-9-12 September 30, 2014
PA Franklin / Oil City Venango Regional Airport Cleveland Silver Airways
dba United Express
Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,293,515 1997-2523 2010-9-12 September 30, 2014
PA Johnstown John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport Washington-Dulles Silver Airways
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $1,998,594 2002-11451 2010-5-10 July 31, 2014
PA Lancaster Lancaster Airport Washington-Dulles Sun Air International Piper Navajo/9 $2,504,174 2002-11450 2008-12-33
&2010-10-1
September 30, 2015
PR Mayagüez Eugenio María de Hostos Airport San Juan Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,198,824 2004-19622 2011-3-28 April 30, 2016
SD Aberdeen Aberdeen Regional Airport Minneapolis SkyWest Airlines
dba Delta Connection
CRJ-200/50 $1,198,222 2011-0137 2011-0137 2011-0137-0059 2012-1-23 February 28, 2014
SD Huron Huron Regional Airport Minneapolis Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,929,349 2000-7138 2012-8-22 September 30, 2014
SD Watertown Watertown Regional Airport Minneapolis 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 And Memphis SeaPort Airlines Cessna 208B/9 $1,115,210 2000-7857 2011-12-15 January 31, 2014
TX Victoria Victoria Regional Airport Houston-Bush Sun Air International Piper Navajo/9 $2,294,036 2005-20454 2011-5-7 September 30, 2014
UT Cedar City Cedar City Regional Airport Salt Lake City SkyWest Airlines
dba Delta Connection
CRJ-200/50 $2,273,395 2003-16395 2011-9-10 December 31, 2013
UT Moab Canyonlands Field Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,816,486 1997-2827 2011-12-19 December 31, 2013
UT Vernal Vernal Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,299,194 1997-2706 2011-12-19 December 31, 2013
VT Rutland Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport Boston Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,360,481 2005-21681 2009-8-11 October 31, 2017
VA Staunton Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Washington-Dulles Silver Airways
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $3,394,629 2002-11378 2011-3-2 July 31, 2014
WV Beckley Beckley Raleigh County Memorial Airport Washington-Dulles Silver Airways
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $2,512,494 1997-2761 2010-6-25 July 31, 2014
WV Clarksburg / Fairmont North Central West Virginia Airport Washington-Dulles Silver Airways
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $1,728,125 2005-20736 2010-6-25 July 31, 2014
WV Lewisburg /
Greenbrier /
White Sulphur Springs
Greenbrier Valley Airport Atlanta, Washington Silver Airways Saab 340/34 $3,484,710 2003-15553 2012-5-17 TBD
WV Morgantown Morgantown Municipal Airport Washington-Dulles Silver Airways
dba United Express
Saab 340B Plus/34 $1,728,125 2005-20735 2012-4-32 July 31, 2014
WV Parkersburg, WV / Marietta, OH Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Cleveland Silver Airways
dba United Express
Beechcraft 1900D/19 $2,587,029 2005-20734 2010-6-25 September 30, 2014
WI Eau Claire Chippewa Valley Regional Airport Chicago-O'Hare SkyWest Airlines
dba United Express
CRJ-200/50 $1,733,576 2009-0306 2012-1-24
&2012-2-2
December 31, 2013
WI Rhinelander Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport Minneapolis SkyWest Airlines dba Delta Connection CRJ-200/50 $1,519,619 2011-0109 2012-3-5
& 2012-8-30
January 31, 2015
WY Cody Yellowstone Regional Airport Salt Lake City SkyWest Airlines dba Delta Connection CRJ-200/50 $627,696 2011-0121 2011-0121 2011-0121-0076 2013-4-18 May 31, 2015
WY Laramie Laramie Regional Airport Denver SkyWest Airlines dba United Express Embraer EMB 120/30 $1,635,346 1997-2958 2012-8-8 September 30, 2014
WY Worland Worland Municipal Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D/19 $1,987,148 1997-2981 2012-8-8 September 30, 2014
Current Total: $219,879,243
Notes

Alaska[edit]

Community Airport Service to Hub(s) Carrier Aircraft Annual
Subsidy
Docket Order Expires
Adak Adak Airport Anchorage Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 $1,675,703 2000-8556 2012-9-10 Sep 30, 2013
Akutan Akutan Airport Dutch Harbor Grant Aviation Piper Navajo $724,025
$579,220
2000-7068 2012-11-15 Sep 30, 2014
Alitak/Lazy Bay Alitak Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service [1] Cessna 206 $13,179 2000-6945 2011-7-6 Oct 31, 2013
Amook Bay Amook Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,179 2000-6945 2011-7-6 Oct 31, 2013
Angoon Angoon Seaplane Base Juneau Alaska Seaplane Service [2] de Havilland Beaver $145,734 2006-25542 2010-12-7 Jan 31, 2015
Atka Atka Airport Dutch Harbor Grant Aviation Beechcraft King Air 200 $842,574
$822,445
1995-363 2012-5-20 Sep 30, 2014
Central Central Airport Fairbanks Warbelow's Air Ventures Piper Navajo $137,799 1998-3621 2011-9-11 Nov 30, 2013
Chatham Chatham Seaplane Base Juneau Ward Air [3] Cessna 185/206
/de Havilland Beaver
$11,040
$11,472
1997-3134 2012-9-2 Sep 30, 2014
Chisana Chisana Airport Tok 40-Mile Air [4] Cessna 185/206/207 $81,040 1998-4574 2012-6-18 May 31, 2014
Circle Circle City Airport Fairbanks Warbelow's Air Ventures Piper Navajo $137,799 1998-3621 2011-9-11 Nov 30, 2013
Cordova Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport Anchorage, Juneau Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 $2,271,554 1998-4899 2013-2-10 Apr 30, 2015
Elfin Cove Elfin Cove Seaplane Base Juneau Alaska Seaplane Service de Havilland Beaver $75,391 2002-11586 2011-3-11 Jan 31, 2015
Excursion Inlet Excursion Inlet Seaplane Base Juneau Air Excursions Cessna 206 / PA-32 Cherokee 6 $27,111
$28,835
2002-12014 2012-9-8 Sep 30, 2014
Funter Bay Funter Bay Seaplane Base Juneau Ward Air Cessna 185/206
/de Havilland Beaver
$12,896
$13,416
1997-3134 2012-9-2 Sep 30, 2014
Gulkana Gulkana Airport Anchorage Copper Valley Air Service [5] Piper PA-31 Navajo $269,189 1995-492 2010-12-8 Jan 31, 2015
Gustavus Gustavus Airport Juneau Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 $283,944 1998-4899 2013-2-10 Apr 30, 2015
Healy Lake Healy Lake Airport Fairbanks 40-Mile Air Cessna 206/207 $104,703 1998-3546 2012-6-18 May 31, 2014
Hydaburg Hydaburg Seaplane Base Ketchikan Taquan Air de Havilland Beaver $151,773 1999-6245 2011-7-12 Oct 31, 2015
Kake Kake Seaplane Base Juneau Air Excursions [6] PA-31 Navajo $163,621
$177,574
2008-0217 2012-9-8 Sep 30, 2014
Kitoi Bay Kitoi Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,179 2000-6945 2011-7-6 Oct 31, 2013
Lake Minchumina Minchumina Airport Fairbanks Warbelow's Air Ventures Cessna 206, Cessna 208 $102,300 2008-0237 2012-10-14 Oct 31, 2014
Manley Hot Springs Manley Hot Springs Airport Fairbanks Warbelow's Air Ventures Cessna 206, PA-31-350 Navajo $45,534 2004-17563 2012-8-10 Aug 31, 2014
May Creek May Creek Airport Gulkana Copper Valley Air Service Cessna 185, Cessna 206 $103,099 1995-492 2012-11-34 Jan 31, 2015
McCarthy McCarthy Airport Gulkana Copper Valley Air Service Cessna 185, Cessna 206 $103,099 1995-492 2012-11-34 Jan 31, 2015
Minto Minto Airport Fairbanks Warbelow's Air Ventures Cessna 206, PA-31-350 Navajo $45,534 2004-17563 2012-8-10 Aug 31, 2014
Moser Bay Moser Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,179 2000-6945 2011-7-6 Oct 31, 2013
Nikolski Nikolski Air Station Dutch Harbor Grant Aviation Beechcraft King Air 200 $331,431
$324,998
1995-363 2012-5-20 Sep 30, 2014
Olga Bay Olga Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,179 2000-6945 2011-7-6 Oct 31, 2013
Pelican Pelican Seaplane Base Juneau Alaska Seaplane Service de Havilland Beaver $185,721 2002-11586 2011-3-11 Jan 31, 2015
Petersburg Petersburg James A. Johnson Airport Juneau, Ketchikan Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 $1,738,290 1998-4899 2013-2-10 Apr 30, 2015
Port Alexander Port Alexander Seaplane Base Sitka Harris Aircraft Services [7] Cessna 185 $75,293 1999-6244 2012-2-15 Feb 28, 2014
Port Bailey Port Bailey Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,179 2000-6945 2011-7-6 Oct 31, 2013
Port William Port Williams Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,179 2000-6945 2011-7-6 Oct 31, 2013
Rampart Rampart Airport Fairbanks Warbelow's Air Ventures Piper Navajo $76,416 2008-0201 2012-10-14 Oct 31, 2014
San Juan/Uganik San Juan (Uganik) Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,179 2000-6945 2011-7-6 Oct 31, 2013
Seal Bay Seal Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,179 2000-6945 2011-7-6 Oct 31, 2013
Tenakee Tenakee Seaplane Base Juneau Alaska Seaplane Service de Havilland Beaver $135,576 2006-25542 2010-12-7 Jan 31, 2015
West Point West Point Village Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,179 2000-6945 2011-7-6 Oct 31, 2013
Wrangell Wrangell Airport Juneau, Ketchikan Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 $1,738,290 1998-4899 2013-2-10 Apr 30, 2015
Yakutat Yakutat Airport Anchorage, Juneau Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 $2,271,554 1998-4899 2013-2-10 Apr 30, 2015
Zachar Bay Zachar Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,179 2000-6945 2011-7-6 Oct 31, 2013

Former EAS in Alaska[edit]

Community Airport Service to Hub(s) Carrier Aircraft Annual
Subsidy
Docket Order Expired
Cape Yakataga Yakataga Airport Yakutat Alsek Air Service [8] 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 [9] Piper PA-32 $44,349 2004-19342 2010-6-13 Mar 31, 2012

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Essential Air Service, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
  2. ^ Federal Subsidies Keep Small-Town Airports Flying. 18 Nov 2009.
  3. ^ Bailey, Jeff (2006-10-06). "Subsidies Keep Airlines Flying to Small Towns". The New York Times. Retrieved 2006-10-06. 
  4. ^ http://www.buses.org/files/Foundation/EAS%20Study%20Final%20Report%20FINALv2%20%2012sep11.pdf
  5. ^ "US Subsidized EAS Report for October 2012". Department of Transportation. February 8, 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  6. ^ "US Subsidized EAS Report - June 1, 2009". U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Aviation & International Affairs. 
  7. ^ "Alaskan Subsidized EAS Report - June 1, 2009". U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Aviation & International Affairs. 
  8. ^ "Regulations.gov". Federal Docket Management System. 
  9. ^ Watertown NY's (IATA:ART) destination becomes Philadelphia on May 8, 2014 per http://pa.jansaviation.com/news.php?art=more-regional-service-from-philadelphia