Essential Air Service

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Counties in the contiguous U.S. hosting Essential Air Service destinations, as of June 2023.

Essential Air Service (EAS) is a U.S. government program enacted to guarantee that small communities in the United States, which had been served by certificated airlines prior to deregulation in 1978, maintain commercial service. Its aim is to maintain a minimal level of scheduled air service to these communities that otherwise would not be profitable.[1] The program is codified at 49 U.S.C. §§ 4173141748.

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) subsidizes airlines to serve communities across the country that otherwise would not receive scheduled air service.[1] As of June 1, 2015, 159 communities in the US received EAS subsidies, of which 44 were in Alaska, two in Hawaii, and one in Puerto Rico.[2] 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 serve that hub.[1]

These increases occurred despite numerous Congressional measures to contain program spending.[2] The George W. Bush Administration 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. The Heritage Foundation argued in 2014 that rural airports should receive no federal subsidies through the Essential Air Service program; rather, state and local governments that value the air services should support them.[3] The Congressional Research Service has reported in 2018 that since the early 2000s federal subsidies for the EAS have nearly tripled to almost $300 million per year.[2] By May 2023, the subsidies amounted to $394.2 million per year.[4]

Community eligibility criteria[edit]

EAS subsidies have increased by more than 500% since 1997.

Pursuant to the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2000, no community within the 48 contiguous states may receive a subsidy greater than $200 per passenger unless the community is more than 210 miles (340 km) from the nearest large or medium hub airport. Pursuant to the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, to be eligible for the program, a community in the contiguous 48 states must either maintain an average of 10 or more enplanements per service day or be located more than 175 miles (282 km) from the nearest large or medium hub airport. The criteria for 10 or more enplanements can be waived by the Secretary of Transportation, on an annual basis, if a community can demonstrate that it is due to a temporary decline.[5]

The Department of Transportation, pursuant to the Consolidated and Further Appropriations Act of 2015, is required to negotiate a local cost share with communities located less than 40 miles (64 km) from a small hub airport.[5]

Controversy[edit]

Critics question the economic and environmental efficiency of the service.[6] 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[7] where subsidies are as high as $801 per passenger.[8]

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. Several subsidized airports are within an hour's drive from an unsubsidized airport.[6]

Report tables[edit]

The following tables list all Essential Air Service communities under the various funding programs. This is based on the most recent reports issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT),[9][10][11] and updated to reflect changes based on DOT orders. 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. The hubs are designated using the three-letter IATA airport code assigned by the International Air Transport Association.[12]

Alternate Essential Air Service[edit]

The Alternate Essential Air Service program grants funds directly to the municipality or airport authority instead of the air carrier. This allows the community to recruit air service that would not otherwise meet EAS guidelines, such as more frequent service with smaller aircraft, less-than-daily service, flights to differing destinations at different times of the year or week, on-demand air taxi service, scheduled or on-demand ground surface transportation, regionalized air service, or even purchasing an aircraft. This alternative program has most often occurred as a public charter arrangement as prescribed by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 380. The first airport to enter this program was Manistee County Blacker Airport in 2012.[13]

State Community Airport Destinations Air carrier Aircraft / maximum seats Annual grant Docket Order Expires
AL Muscle Shoals Northwest Alabama Regional Airport Charlotte (CLT) Corporate Flight Management d.b.a. Contour Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 / 30 $2,992,475 (year 1)
$3,082,249 (year 2)
$1,851,918 (year 3)
2000-7856 2022-1-21 Sep 30, 2024
AZ Page Page Municipal Airport Phoenix (PHX) Corporate Flight Management d.b.a. Contour Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 / 30 $4,398,924 1997-2694 2022-02-22 Sep 30, 2026
CA Crescent City Del Norte County Airport Los Angeles -Hawthorne (HHR)
Oakland (OAK)
Advanced Air Dornier 328JET / 30 $3,564,794 (year 1)
$3,636,090 (year 2)
$3,708,811 (year 3)
$3,782,988 (year 4)
1997-2649 2020-09-02 Sep 30, 2024
GA Macon Middle Georgia Regional Airport Baltimore/Washington (BWI) Corporate Flight Management d.b.a. Contour Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 / 30 $5,051,444 2007-28671 2023-9-4 Sep 30, 2027
MS Greenville Greenville Mid-Delta Airport Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
Nashville (BNA)
Corporate Flight Management d.b.a. Contour Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 / 30 $2,933,615 (year 1)
$3,006,956 (year 2)
$3,082,130 (year 3)
$3,159,183 (year 4)
2008-0209 2021-07-23 Sep 30, 2025
MS Tupelo Tupelo Regional Airport Nashville (BNA) Corporate Flight Management d.b.a. Contour Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 / 30 $3,887,625 (year 1)
$4,004,254 (year 2)
2009-0305 2022-03-15 Sep 30, 2024
NY Ogdensburg Ogdensburg International Airport Philadelphia (PHL) Corporate Flight Management d.b.a. Contour Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 / 30 $11,218,457 1997-2842 2022-05-04 Sep 30, 2024
NY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh International Airport Philadelphia (PHL) Corporate Flight Management d.b.a. Contour Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 / 30 $9,526,718 2003-14783 2022-05-03 Sep 30, 2024
PA Altoona Altoona–Blair County Airport Philadelphia (PHL) Corporate Flight Management d.b.a. Contour Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 / 30
Bombardier CRJ200 / 30
$4,280,002 2002-11446 2022-08-20 Sep 30, 2024
UT Moab Canyonlands Regional Airport Phoenix (PHX) Corporate Flight Management d.b.a. Contour Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 / 30 $6,400,457 (year 1)
$6,656,475 (year 2)
$4,615,156 (year 3)
1997-2827 2023-10-1 Sep 30, 2026
UT Vernal Vernal Regional Airport Phoenix (PHX) Corporate Flight Management d.b.a. Contour Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 / 30 $6,913,907 (year 1)
$7,190,463 (year 2)
$4,985,388 (year 3)
1997-2706 2023-10-2 Sep 30, 2026
WV Beckley Raleigh County Memorial Airport Charlotte (CLT) Corporate Flight Management d.b.a. Contour Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 / 30 $2,827,968 1997-2761 2021-09-07 Sep 30, 2025
WV Parkersburg, WV / Marietta, OH Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Charlotte (CLT) Corporate Flight Management d.b.a. Contour Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 / 30 $2,134,573 2005-20734 2021-09-07 Sep 30, 2025

Community Flexibility Pilot Program[edit]

Under the Community Flexibility Pilot Program, established in 2003, up to ten communities can receive a grant equal to two years' worth of subsidy in exchange for forgoing their EAS service for ten years.[14][15] These grants must be used to fund projects that will improve the airport for general aviation. As of 2020, only one community has ever taken advantage of the program:

State Community Airport Total grant Docket Order Expires
CA Visalia Visalia Municipal Airport $3,703,368 2004-19916 2017-1-2 Apr 30, 2026

Subsidized EAS communities[edit]

Areas excluding Alaska[edit]

State Community Airport Destinations Air carrier Aircraft / maximum seats Annual subsidy Docket Order Expires
AZ Prescott Ernest A. Love Field Denver (DEN)
Los Angeles (LAX)
SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $3,209,101 1996-1899 2020-07-02 Aug 31, 2024
AZ Show Low Show Low Regional Airport Phoenix (PHX) Southern Airways Express Pilatus PC-12 / 9 $1,992,382 (year 1)
$2,042,192 (year 2)
1998-4409 2022-05-05 Jun 30, 2024
AR El Dorado / Camden South Arkansas Regional Airport at Goodwin Field Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
Memphis (MEM)
Southern Airways Express Cessna 208 Caravan / 9 $3,455,216 (year 1)
$3,541,596 (year 2)
1997-2935 2023-01-10 Feb 28, 2025
AR Harrison Boone County Airport Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
Memphis (MEM)
Southern Airways Express Cessna 208 Caravan / 9 $3,789,614 (year 1)
$3,884,355 (year 2)
$3,981,464 (year 3)
$4,081,000 (year 4)
1997-2935 2023-01-10 Feb 28, 2027
AR Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
Memphis (MEM)
Southern Airways Express Cessna 208 Caravan / 9 $2,936,106 (year 1)
$3,009,509 (year 2)
$3,084,747 (year 3)
$3,161,866 (year 4)
1997-2935 2023-01-10 Feb 28, 2027
AR Jonesboro Jonesboro Municipal Airport Nashville (BNA)
St. Louis (STL)
Southern Airways Express Cessna 208 Caravan / 9 $2,217,130 (year 1)
$2,283,644 (year 2)
$2,352,153 (year 3)
$2,422,718 (year 4)
1997-2935 2021-12-21 Feb 28, 2026
CA El Centro Imperial County Airport Los Angeles (LAX)
Phoenix (PHX)
Southern Airways Express Cessna 208 Caravan / 9 $2,920,934 (year 1)
$2,993,957 (year 2)
$3,068,806 (year 3)
$3,145,526 (year 4)
2008-0299 2022-02-19 Apr 30, 2026
CA Merced Merced Regional Airport Las Vegas (LAS)
Los Angeles-Hawthorne (HHR)
Advanced Air Pilatus PC-12 / 9 $3,552,016 (year 1)
$3,658,576 (year 2)
$3,768,333 (year 3)
$3,881,383 (year 4)
1998-3521 2021-09-13 Dec 31, 2025
CO Alamosa San Luis Valley Regional Airport Denver (DEN) Key Lime Air d.b.a. Denver Air Connection Dornier 328JET / 30 or
Embraer ERJ-145 / 50
$5,242,836 1997-2960 2022-05-09 Jun 30, 2024
CO Cortez Cortez Municipal Airport Denver (DEN)
Phoenix (PHX)
Key Lime Air d.b.a. Denver Air Connection Metroliner 23 / 9 $6,410,791 (year 1)
$6,603,115 (year 2)
1998-3508 2022-05-08 Sep 30, 2024
CO Pueblo Pueblo Memorial Airport Denver (DEN) Southern Airways Express Beechcraft King Air 200 / 9 $2,992,087 (year 1)
$3,066,890 (year 2)
1999-6589 2022-10-14 Jan 31, 2025
HI Hana Hana Airport Kahului (OGG) Southern Airways Express d.b.a. Mokulele Airlines Cessna 208 Caravan / 9 $956,792 (year 1)
$995,064 (year 2)
$1,034,866 (year 3)
$1,076,261 (year 4)
1999-6502 2024-01-14 Jan 31, 2028
HI Kamuela Waimea-Kohala Airport Kahului (OGG) Southern Airways Express d.b.a. Mokulele Airlines Cessna 208 Caravan / 9 $790,715 (year 1)
$810,482 (year 2)
$830,744 (year 3)
$851,513 (year 4)
1997-2833 2021-05-11 Jun 30, 2025
HI Kalaupapa Kalaupapa Airport Honolulu (HNL)
Molokai (MKK)
Southern Airways Express d.b.a. Mokulele Airlines Cessna 208 Caravan / 9 $1,482,660 (year 1)
$1,519,726 (year 2)
$1,557,719 (year 3)
$1,596,662 (year 4)
2000-6773 2021-04-16 Apr 30, 2025
IA Burlington Southeast Iowa Regional Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD)
St. Louis (STL)
Southern Airways Express Cessna 208 Caravan / 9 $3,466,997 (year 1)
$3,553,651 (year 2)
2001-8731 2022-12-14 Mar 31, 2025
IA Fort Dodge Fort Dodge Regional Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $6,471,432 (year 1)
$6,924,432 (year 2)
$7,409,142 (year 3)
2001-10682 2024-03-06 Mar 31, 2027
IA Mason City Mason City Municipal Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $6,537,921 (year 1)
$6,995,575 (year 2)
$7,485,266 (year 3)
2001-10684 2024-03-06 Mar 31, 2027
IA Sioux City Sioux Gateway Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD)
Denver (DEN)
SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $5,358,880 (year 1)
$5,734,001 (year 2)
$6,135,381 (year 3)
2011-0131 2023-12-20 Dec 31, 2026
IA Waterloo Waterloo Regional Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) American Airlines Group (as American Eagle) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $7,464,242 2011-0132 2024-02-18 Apr 30, 2026
IL Decatur Decatur Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $3,572,847 2006-23929 2024-03-01 Apr 16, 2024
IL Marion / Herrin Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) Corporate Flight Management d.b.a. Contour Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 / 30 $5,595,516 (year 1)
$5,819,337 (year 2)
$6,052,110 (year 3)
2000-7881 2023-04-08 Jul 31, 2026
IL Quincy, IL / Hannibal, MO Quincy Regional Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD)
St. Louis (STL)
Southern Airways Express Cessna 208 Caravan / 9 $4,085,604 (year 1)
$4,187,744 (year 2)
$4,292,438 (year 3)
$4,399,749 (year 4)
2002-14492 2022-10-15 Nov 30, 2026
KS Dodge City Dodge City Regional Airport Denver (DEN) SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $3,774,652 1998-3502 2024-03-02 Apr 16, 2024
KS Garden City Garden City Regional Airport Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) American Airlines Group (as American Eagle) Bombardier CRJ700 / 65 $1,220,724 1998-3503 2022-05-21 Jul 31, 2024
KS Hays Hays Regional Airport Denver (DEN)
Chicago-O'Hare (ORD)
SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $3,642,585 1998-3497 2024-03-01 Apr 16, 2024
KS Liberal, KS / Guymon, OK Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport Denver (DEN) SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $3,788,409 1998-3498 2024-03-02 Apr 16, 2024
KS Salina Salina Regional Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD)
Denver (DEN)
SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $5,958,376 (year 1)
$6,375,463 (year 2)
$6,821,745 (year 3)
2002-11376 2023-12-18 Dec 31, 2026
KY Owensboro Owensboro–Daviess County Regional Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) Corporate Flight Management d.b.a. Contour Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 / 30 $5,607,114 (year 1)
$5,831,399 (year 2)
$6,064,655 (year 3)
2000-7855 2023-05-30 Jul 31, 2026
KY Paducah Barkley Regional Airport Charlotte (CLT) Corporate Flight Management d.b.a. Contour Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 / 30 $5,554,654 (year 1)
$5,943,479 (year 2)
$6,359,523 (year 3)
2009-0299 2022-08-21 Nov 30, 2025
ME Augusta / Waterville Augusta State Airport Boston (BOS) Hyannis Air Service d.b.a. Cape Air Tecnam P2012 Traveller / 9 $3,021,655 (year 1)
$3,263,388 (year 2)
$3,524,459 (year 3)
$3,806,416 (year 4)
1997-2784 2022-09-19 Oct 31, 2026
ME Bar Harbor Hancock County–Bar Harbor Airport Boston (BOS) Hyannis Air Service d.b.a. Cape Air Cessna 402C / 9 or
Tecnam P2012 Traveller / 9
$3,396,988 (year 1)
$3,498,898 (year 2)
$3,603,865 (year 3)
$3,711,981 (year 4)
2011-0185 2020-09-22 Oct 14, 2024
ME Presque Isle Presque Isle International Airport Newark (EWR) United Airlines Holdings (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ550 / 50 $10,874,142 2000-8012 2022-02-02 May 31, 2024
ME Rockland Knox County Regional Airport Boston (BOS) Hyannis Air Service d.b.a. Cape Air Tecnam P2012 Traveller / 9 $3,303,476 (year 1)
$3,567,755 (year 2)
$3,853,175 (year 3)
$4,161,429 (year 4)
1997-2784 2022-09-19 Oct 31, 2026
MI Alpena Alpena County Regional Airport Detroit (DTW)
Minneapolis/Saint Paul (MSP)
SkyWest Airlines (as Delta Connection) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $5,500,693 2009-0300 2022-08-26 Sep 30, 2024
MI Escanaba Delta County Airport Detroit (DTW)
Minneapolis/Saint Paul (MSP)
SkyWest Airlines (as Delta Connection) Bombardier CRJ550 / 50 or
Bombardier CRJ700 / 65/69 or
Bombardier CRJ900 / 76
$6,899,725 (year 1)
$7,244,711 (year 2)
2003-15128 2023-11-4 Dec 31, 2025
MI Hancock / Houghton Houghton County Memorial Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $6,507,497 2009-0302 2023-01-08 Jan 31, 2025
MI Iron Mountain / Kingsford Ford Airport Detroit (DTW)
Minneapolis/Saint Paul (MSP)
SkyWest Airlines (as Delta Connection) Bombardier CRJ550 / 50 or
Bombardier CRJ700 / 65/69 or
Bombardier CRJ900 / 76
$7,068,428 (year 1)
$7,563,218 (year 2)
1999-5175 2023-12-17 Jan 31, 2026
MI Ironwood, MI / Ashland, WI Gogebic–Iron County Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD)
Minneapolis/Saint Paul (MSP)
Key Lime Air d.b.a. Denver Air Connection Dornier 328JET / 30 or
Embraer ERJ-145 / 50
$7,204,867 (year 1)
$7,709,208 (year 2)
$7,709,208 (year 3)
$7,709,208 (year 4)
1996-1266 2023-06-18 Sep 30, 2027
MI Manistee / Ludington Manistee County Blacker Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) Hyannis Air Service d.b.a. Cape Air Tecnam P2012 Traveller / 9 $4,250,318 (year 1)
$4,547,840 (year 2)
1996-1711 2022-06-18 Sep 30, 2024
MI Muskegon Muskegon County Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) Southern Airways Express Cessna 208 Caravan / 9 $3,918,899 (year 1)
$4,016,872 (year 2)
$4,117,293 (year 3)
$4,220,226 (year 4)
2009-0301 2022-08-25 Sep 30, 2026
MI Pellston Pellston Regional Airport Detroit (DTW) SkyWest Airlines (as Delta Connection) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $2,313,625 (Seasonal) 2011-0133 2021-11-10 Jan 31, 2025
MI Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa County International Airport Detroit (DTW)
Minneapolis/Saint Paul (MSP)
SkyWest Airlines (as Delta Connection) Bombardier CRJ550 / 50 or
Bombardier CRJ700 / 65/69 or
Bombardier CRJ900 / 76
$7,181,640 (year 1)
$7,684,354 (year 2)
2009-0303 2023-12-17 Jan 31, 2026
MN Bemidji Bemidji Regional Airport Minneapolis/Saint Paul (MSP) SkyWest Airlines (as Delta Connection) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $1,863,375 2011-0134 2022-01-20 Feb 28, 2025
MN Brainerd Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Minneapolis/Saint Paul (MSP) SkyWest Airlines (as Delta Connection) Bombardier CRJ550 / 50 or
Bombardier CRJ700 / 65/69 or
Bombardier CRJ900 / 76
$5,676,069 (year 1)
$6,073,394 (year 2)
2011-0135 2023-12-17 Jan 31, 2026
MN Chisholm / Hibbing Range Regional Airport Minneapolis/Saint Paul (MSP) SkyWest Airlines (as Delta Connection) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $3,889,635 2003-15796 2022-03-13 May 31, 2024
MN International Falls Falls International Airport Minneapolis/Saint Paul (MSP) SkyWest Airlines (as Delta Connection) Bombardier CRJ550 / 50 or
Bombardier CRJ700 / 65/69 or
Bombardier CRJ900 / 76
$6,112,190 (year 1)
$6,540,044 (year 2)
2009-0304 2023-12-17 Jan 31, 2026
MN Thief River Falls Thief River Falls Regional Airport Minneapolis/Saint Paul (MSP) Key Lime Air d.b.a. Denver Air Connection Dornier 328JET / 30 or
Embraer ERJ-145 / 50
$5,801,556 (year 1)
$5,975,603 (year 2)
$6,154,871 (year 3)
$6,339,517 (year 4)
$6,529,702 (year 5)
2001-10642 2022-02-21 May 31, 2027
MO Cape Girardeau / Sikeston Cape Girardeau Regional Airport Nashville (BNA) Corporate Flight Management d.b.a. Contour Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 / 30 $5,485,832 (year 1)
$5,869,841 (year 2)
$6,280,730 (year 3)
1996-1559 2022-09-01 Sep 30, 2025
MO Fort Leonard Wood Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
Nashville (BNA)
Corporate Flight Management d.b.a. Contour Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 / 30 $4,449,693 (year 1)
$4,761,172 (year 2)
$5,094,454 (year 3)
1996-1167 2022-08-38 Sep 30, 2025
MO Joplin Joplin Regional Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD)
Denver (DEN)
SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $5,459,372 (year 1)
$5,841,528 (year 2)
$6,250,434 (year 3)
2006-23932 2024-03-11 Apr 30, 2027
MO Kirksville Kirksville Regional Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) Corporate Flight Management d.b.a. Contour Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 / 30 $5,609,670 (year 1)
$5,834,057 (year 2)
$6,067,419 (year 3)
1997-2515 2023-04-08 Jul 31, 2026
MS Hattiesburg / Laurel Hattiesburg–Laurel Regional Airport Houston-Intercontinental (IAH) SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $5,987,253 (year 1)
$6,406,361 (year 2)
$6,854,806 (year 3)
2001-10685 2024-03-03 Mar 31, 2027
MS Meridian Meridian Regional Airport Houston-Intercontinental (IAH) SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $5,275,337 (year 1)
$5,644,610 (year 2)
$6,039,733 (year 3)
2008-0112 2024-03-03 Mar 31, 2027
MT Butte Bert Mooney Airport Denver (DEN)
Salt Lake City (SLC)
SkyWest Airlines (as Delta Connection and United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $997,186 2011-0136 2021-07-22 Dec 31, 2024
MT Glasgow Glasgow Valley County Airport Billings (BIL) Hyannis Air Service d.b.a. Cape Air Cessna 402C / 9 or
Tecnam P2012 Traveller / 9
$2,719,975 (year 1)
$2,855,974 (year 2)
$2,998,773 (year 3)
$3,148,711 (year 4)
1997-2605 2023-8-13 Dec 31, 2027
MT Glendive Dawson Community Airport Billings (BIL) Hyannis Air Service d.b.a. Cape Air Cessna 402C / 9 or
Tecnam P2012 Traveller / 9
$2,874,243 (year 1)
$3,017,955 (year 2)
$3,168,853 (year 3)
$3,327,295 (year 4)
1997-2605 2023-8-13 Dec 31, 2027
MT Havre Havre City–County Airport Billings (BIL) Hyannis Air Service d.b.a. Cape Air Cessna 402C / 9 or
Tecnam P2012 Traveller / 9
$2,849,018 (year 1)
$2,991,468 (year 2)
$3,141,042 (year 3)
$3,298,094 (year 4)
1997-2605 2023-8-13 Dec 31, 2027
MT Sidney Sidney–Richland Municipal Airport Billings (BIL) Hyannis Air Service d.b.a. Cape Air Cessna 402C / 9 or
Tecnam P2012 Traveller / 9
$6,002,320 (year 1)
$6,302,436 (year 2)
$6,617,558 (year 3)
$6,948,436 (year 4)
1997-2605 2023-8-13 Dec 31, 2027
MT West Yellowstone Yellowstone Airport Denver (DEN) - Seasonal
Salt Lake City (SLC) - Seasonal
SkyWest Airlines (as Delta Connection and United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50
Bombardier CRJ550 / 50 or
Bombardier CRJ700 / 65/69 or
Bombardier CRJ900 / 76
$3,101,601 (year 1)
$3,318,713 (year 2)
$3,551,023 (year 3)
2003-14626 2024-02-19 Oct 15, 2026
MT Wolf Point L. M. Clayton Airport Billings (BIL) Hyannis Air Service d.b.a. Cape Air Cessna 402C / 9 or
Tecnam P2012 Traveller / 9
$2,902,953 (year 1)
$3,048,100 (year 2)
$3,200,505 (year 3)
$3,360,530 (year 4)
1997-2605 2023-8-13 Dec 31, 2027
ND Devils Lake Devils Lake Regional Airport Denver (DEN) SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $4,374,843 1997-2785 2024-03-01 Apr 16, 2024
ND Dickinson Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport Denver (DEN) SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Embraer ERJ-145 / 50 or
Bombardier CRJ200 / 50
$3,433,048 1995-697 2022-07-09 Sep 30, 2024
ND Jamestown Jamestown Regional Airport Denver (DEN) SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $3,100,464 1997-2785 2024-03-01 Apr 16, 2024
NE Alliance Alliance Municipal Airport Denver (DEN) Key Lime Air d.b.a. Denver Air Connection Metroliner 23 / 9 $3,391,322 (year 1)
$3,560,888 (year 2)
2000-8322 2023-03-12 May 31, 2025
NE Chadron Chadron Municipal Airport Denver (DEN) Southern Airways Express Pilatus PC-12 / 8 or
Beechcraft King Air 200 / 9
$3,559,096 (year 1)
$3,648,073 (year 2)
2000-8322 2023-03-11 May 31, 2025
NE Grand Island Central Nebraska Regional Airport Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) American Airlines Group (as American Eagle) Bombardier CRJ700 / 65 $4,999,500 2002-13983 2023-03-13 Jun 30, 2025
NE Kearney Kearney Regional Airport Denver (DEN) Key Lime Air d.b.a. Denver Air Connection Dornier 328JET / 30 or
Embraer ERJ-145 / 50
$7,475,114 (year 1)
$7,923,621 (year 2)
1996-1715 2022-08-17 Oct 31, 2024
NE McCook McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airport Denver (DEN) Key Lime Air d.b.a. Denver Air Connection Metroliner 23 / 9 $2,910,856 (year 1)
$2,969,074 (year 2)
1997-3005 2022-2-23 May 31, 2024
NE North Platte North Platte Regional Airport Denver (DEN) SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $5,119,465 (year 1)
$5,477,828 (year 2)
$5,861,276 (year 3)
1999-5173 2023-12-18 Dec 31, 2026
NE Scottsbluff Western Nebraska Regional Airport Denver (DEN) SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $4,732,229 (year 1)
$5,063,485 (year 2)
$5,417,929 (year 3)
2003-14535 2023-12-18 Dec 31, 2026
NH Lebanon, NH / White River Junction, VT Lebanon Municipal Airport Boston (BOS)
White Plains (HPN)
Hyannis Air Service d.b.a. Cape Air Tecnam P2012 Traveller / 9 $5,226,722 (year 1)
$5,644,860 (year 2)
$6,096,449 (year 3)
$6,584,164 (year 4)
2003-14822 2022-11-31 Nov 30, 2026
NM Carlsbad Cavern City Air Terminal Albuquerque (ABQ)
Phoenix (PHX)
Advanced Air King Air 350 / 9 $5,205,254 (year 1)
$5,517,570 (year 2)
2002-12802 2023-07-12 Oct 31, 2025
NM Clovis Clovis Regional Airport Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
Denver (DEN)
Key Lime Air d.b.a. Denver Air Connection Embraer ERJ-145 / 50 $4,804,921 1996-1902 2022-02-18 Apr 30, 2026
NM Silver City / Hurley / Deming Grant County Airport Albuquerque (ABQ)
Phoenix (PHX)
Advanced Air King Air 350 / 9 $4,830,725 (year 1)
$4,974,646 (year 2)
1996-1903 2022-12-10 Jan 31, 2025
NY Massena Massena International Airport Boston (BOS) Boutique Air Pilatus PC-12 / 8 $5,322,161 (year 1)
$5,535,047 (year 2)
2012-0163 2023-02-03 Mar 31, 2025
NY Saranac Lake / Lake Placid Adirondack Regional Airport Boston (BOS)
New York-JFK (JFK)
Hyannis Air Service d.b.a. Cape Air Tecnam P2012 Traveller / 9 $2,557,622 (year 1)
$2,634,351 (year 2)
$2,713,381 (year 3)
$2,794,783 (year 4)
2000-8025 2022-1-14 Feb 28, 2026
NY Watertown Watertown International Airport Philadelphia (PHL) American Airlines Group (as American Eagle) Embraer ERJ-145 / 50 $7,298,978 2013-0188 2023-12-19 Jan 31, 2026
OR Pendleton Eastern Oregon Regional Airport Portland (PDX) Boutique Air Pilatus PC-12 / 8 $3,871,162 (year 1)
$3,948,585 (year 2)
2004-19934 2022-05-20 May 31, 2024
PA Bradford Bradford Regional Airport Pittsburgh (PIT)
Washington-Dulles (IAD)
Southern Airways Express Cessna 208 Caravan / 9 $2,888,123 (year 1)
$2,960,326 (year 2)
$3,034,334 (year 3)
$3,110,192 (year 4)
2003-14528 2022-09-18 Oct 31, 2026
PA DuBois DuBois Regional Airport Pittsburgh (PIT)
Washington-Dulles (IAD)
Southern Airways Express Cessna 208 Caravan / 9 $3,184,014 (year 1)
$3,263,614 (year 2)
$3,345,205 (year 3)
$3,428,835 (year 4)
2004-17617 2020-12-03 Oct 31, 2024
PA Johnstown Johnstown–Cambria County Airport Chicago O'Hare (ORD)
Washington-Dulles (IAD)
SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $6,887,013 (year 1)
$7,369,104 (year 2)
2002-11451 2023-11-2 Oct 31, 2025
PA Lancaster Lancaster Airport Pittsburgh (PIT)
Washington-Dulles (IAD)
Southern Airways Express Cessna 208 Caravan / 9 $2,880,168 (year 1)
$2,952,172 (year 2)
$3,025,976 (year 3)
$3,101,626 (year 4)
2002-11450 2021-10-13 Dec 31, 2025
PR Mayagüez Eugenio María de Hostos Airport San Juan (SJU) Hyannis Air Service d.b.a. Cape Air Cessna 402C - 8/9
Britten-Norman Islander - 8/9
Tecnam P2012 Traveller - 8/9
$1,693,289 (year 1)
$1,744,088 (year 2)
$1,796,411 (year 3)
$1,850,303 (year 4)
$1,905,812 (year 5)
2004-19622 2021-03-22 Apr 30, 2026
SD Aberdeen Aberdeen Regional Airport Minneapolis/Saint Paul (MSP) SkyWest Airlines (as Delta Connection) Bombardier CRJ700 / 65/69 or
Bombardier CRJ900 / 76
$3,207,595 2011-0137 2022-01-20 Feb 28, 2025
SD Pierre Pierre Regional Airport Denver (DEN)
Minneapolis/Saint Paul (MSP)
Key Lime Air d.b.a. Denver Air Connection Embraer ERJ-145 / 50 $5,745,454 (year 1)
$6,147,636 (year 2)
2011-0138 2023-04-09 May 31, 2025
SD Watertown Watertown Regional Airport Chicago-O'Hare (ORD)
Denver (DEN)
Key Lime Air d.b.a. Denver Air Connection Embraer ERJ-145 / 50 $6,329,521 (year 1)
$6,772,587 (year 2)
2001-10644 2023-04-09 May 31, 2025
TN Jackson McKellar–Sipes Regional Airport Atlanta (ATL) Southern Airways Express Cessna 208 Caravan / 9 $2,558,436 (year 1)
$2,622,397 (year 2)
2000-7857 2022-03-18 May 31, 2024
TX Victoria Victoria Regional Airport Houston-Intercontinental (IAH) SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $5,956,029 (year 1)
$6,372,951 (year 2)
$6,819,058 (year 3)
2005-20454 2024-1-13 Feb 28, 2027
UT Cedar City Cedar City Regional Airport Salt Lake City (SLC) SkyWest Airlines (as Delta Connection) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $2,564,371 2003-16395 2021-09-10 Dec 31, 2024
VT Rutland Rutland–Southern Vermont Regional Airport Boston (BOS) Hyannis Air Service d.b.a. Cape Air Cessna 402C / 9 or
Tecnam P2012 Traveller / 9
$3,369,473 (year 1)
$3,554,794 (year 2)
$3,750,308 (year 3)
$3,956,575 (year 4)
2005-21681 2023-08-14 Oct 31, 2027
VA Staunton Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Charlotte (CLT) Corporate Flight Management d.b.a. Contour Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 / 30 $5,415,033 (year 1)
$5,794,085 (year 2)
$6,199,671 (year 3)
2002-11378 2022-08-33 Oct 31, 2025
WV Clarksburg / Fairmont North Central West Virginia Airport Charlotte (CLT) Corporate Flight Management d.b.a. Contour Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 / 30 $5,511,849 (year 1)
$5,897,679 (year 2)
$6,310,516 (year 3)
2005-20736 2022-08-24 Nov 30, 2025
WV Lewisburg Greenbrier Valley Airport Charlotte (CLT) Corporate Flight Management d.b.a. Contour Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 / 30 $5,971,353 (year 1)
$6,389,348 (year 2)
$6,836,602 (year 3)
2003-15553 2022-08-31 Oct 31, 2025
WV Morgantown Morgantown Municipal Airport Pittsburgh (PIT)
Washington-Dulles (IAD)
Southern Airways Express Cessna 208 Caravan / 9 $3,146,083 (year 1)
$3,224,735 (year 2)
$3,305,353 (year 3)
$3,387,987 (year 4)
2005-20735 2020-12-03 Oct 31, 2024
WI Eau Claire Chippewa Valley Regional Airport Minneapolis/Saint Paul (MSP)
Fort Myers (RSW) - Seasonal
Las Vegas (LAS) - Seasonal
Orlando (MCO) - Seasonal
Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-800 / 186 $6,460,988 2009-0306 2022-07-07 Nov 30, 2024
WI Rhinelander Rhinelander–Oneida County Airport Minneapolis/Saint Paul (MSP) SkyWest Airlines (as Delta Connection) Bombardier CRJ550 / 50 or
Bombardier CRJ700 / 65/69 or
Bombardier CRJ900 / 76
$6,324,046 (year 1)
$6,766,729 (year 2)
2011-0109 2023-12-17 Jan 31, 2026
WY Cody Yellowstone Regional Airport Denver (DEN) SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $996,968 2011-0121 2022-02-25 May 31, 2024
WY Laramie Laramie Regional Airport Denver (DEN) SkyWest Airlines (as United Express) Bombardier CRJ200 / 50 $4,532,359 1997-2958 2022-08-36 Sep 30, 2024

Alaska[edit]

Community Airport Destinations Carrier Aircraft Annual
subsidy
Docket Order Expires
Adak Adak Airport Anchorage (ANC) Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-700 / 124 $2,623,215 (year 1)
$2,616,104 (year 2)
2000-8556 2023-06-15 Sep 30, 2025
Akutan Akutan Airport Unalaska/Dutch Harbor (DUT)
Akun Island (7AK)
Grant Aviation
Maritime Helicopters
Beechcraft King Air 200 / 9 or
Piper Navajo / 9
Bell 206
$1,550,110 (year 1)
$1,706,657 (year 2)
$1,860,691 (year 3)
$1,040,113 (year 1)
$1,098,078 (year 2)
$1,152,195 (year 3)
2000-7068 2023-03-18 Mar 31, 2026
Alitak / Lazy Bay Alitak Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service Cessna 206 / 5 or
de Havilland Beaver / 6
$398,175 (year 1)
$413,297 (year 2)
$427,915 (year 3)
$439,719 (year 4)
$448,266 (year 5)
2000-6945 2020-11-15 Oct 31, 2025
Amook Bay Amook Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service Cessna 206 / 5 or
de Havilland Beaver / 6
$398,175 (year 1)
$413,297 (year 2)
$427,915 (year 3)
$439,719 (year 4)
$448,266 (year 5)
2000-6945 2020-11-15 Oct 31, 2025
Angoon Angoon Seaplane Base Juneau (JNU) Alaska Seaplanes Cessna 208 Caravan / 9,
Cessna 206 / 4,
de Havilland Beaver / 6
$142,843 (year 1)
$221,313 (year 2)
$319,097 (year 3)
$440,619 (year 4)
2006-25542 2022-12-11 Jan 31, 2027
Atka Atka Airport Unalaska/Dutch Harbor (DUT) Grant Aviation Beechcraft King Air 200 / 9 $1,312,840 (year 1)
$1,441,554 (year 2)
$1,522,623 (year 3)
1995-363 2022-06-02 Sep 30, 2025
Central Central Airport Fairbanks (FAI)
Circle (CRC)
Warbelow's Air Ventures Piper Navajo / 8 $225,982 1998-3621 2023-08-12 Nov 30, 2025
Chisana Chisana Airport Tok (TKJ) 40-Mile Air Cessna 185 / 3 or
Cessna 206 and 207 / 4
$162,374 1998-4574 2023-06-02 May 31, 2025
Circle Circle City Airport Fairbanks (FAI)
Central (CEM)
Warbelow's Air Ventures Piper Navajo / 8 $225,982 1998-3621 2023-08-12 Nov 30, 2025
Cordova Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport Anchorage (ANC)
Juneau (JNU)
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-700 / 124 $4,320,331 (passenger)
$44,586 (freighter)
1998-4899 2023-03-17 Apr 30, 2025
Diomede Diomede Heliport Nome (OME) Pathfinder Aviation Bell 212 / 12 or
Bell 412 / 12
$718,900 (year 1)
$747,656 (year 2)
$777,562 (year 3)
2009-0260 2023-06-16 Jun 30, 2026
Elfin Cove Elfin Cove Seaplane Base Juneau (JNU) Alaska Seaplanes Cessna 208 Caravan / 9,
Cessna 206 / 4,
de Havilland Beaver / 6
$329,352 (year 1)
$388,744 (year 2)
$460,787 (year 3)
$548,306 (year 4)
2002-11586 2022-12-11 Jan 31, 2027
Excursion Inlet Excursion Inlet Seaplane Base Juneau (JNU) Ward Air Cessna 185 / 3 to 4,
Cessna 206 / 3 to 4,
Cessna 310 / 3 to 4
$36,657 (year 1)
$40,103 (year 2)
$43,894 (year 3)
$49,250 (year 4)
2002-12014 2022-08-23 Sep 30, 2026
Gulkana Gulkana Airport Anchorage (ANC) Reeve Air Alaska Piper Navajo / 7 $275,518 1995-492 2022-12-12 Jan 31, 2025
Gustavus Gustavus Airport Juneau (JNU) - Seasonal Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-700 / 124 $405,178 1998-4899 2023-03-17 Apr 30, 2025
Healy Lake Healy Lake Airport Fairbanks (FAI) 40-Mile Air Cessna 206 or 207 / 5 $130,903 1998-3546 2022-03-05 May 31, 2024
Hydaburg Hydaburg Seaplane Base Ketchikan Harbor (WFB) Taquan Air de Havilland Beaver / 6 or
de Havilland Otter / 7
$362,435 (year 1)
$376,400 (year 2)
$390,891 (year 3)
$405,928 (year 4)
$421,531 (year 5)
1999-6245 2020-11-02 Oct 31, 2025
Kake Kake Seaplane Base Juneau (JNU) Alaska Seaplanes Cessna 208 Caravan / 9
Pilatus PC-12 / 9
$449,818 (year 1)
$536,020 (year 2)
$640,195 (year 3)
$755,304 (year 4)
2008-0217 2022-08-23 Sep 30, 2026
Kitoi Bay Kitoi Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service Cessna 206 / 5 or
de Havilland Beaver / 6
$398,175 (year 1)
$413,297 (year 2)
$427,915 (year 3)
$439,719 (year 4)
$448,266 (year 5)
2000-6945 2020-11-15 Oct 31, 2025
Lake Minchumina Minchumina Airport Fairbanks (FAI) Wright Air Service Cessna 208 Caravan / 9 or
Piper Navajo / 9, and
Cessna 206 / 4
$170,880 2008-0237 2022-09-17 Oct 31, 2024
Manley Hot Springs Manley Hot Springs Airport Fairbanks (FAI)
Minto (MNT)
Warbelow's Air Ventures Piper Navajo / 9 $50,746 2004-17563 2022-06-03 Aug 31, 2024
May Creek May Creek Airport Gulkana (GKN) Copper Valley Air Service Cessna 185 / 3 (Winter)
Cessna 206 / 4 (Summer)
$346,222 1995-492 2022-12-12 Jan 31, 2025
McCarthy McCarthy Airport Gulkana (GKN) Copper Valley Air Service Cessna 185 / 3 (Winter)
Cessna 206 / 4 (Summer)
$346,222 1995-492 2022-12-12 Jan 31, 2025
McGrath McGrath Airport Anchorage (ANC) Reeve Air Alaska Beechcraft King Air / 9 $698,450 (year 1)
$712,372 (year 2)
2017-0108 2022-11-30 Nov 30, 2024
Minto Minto Al Wright Airport Fairbanks (FAI)
Manley (MLY)
Warbelow's Air Ventures Piper Navajo / 9 $50,746 2004-17563 2022-06-03 Aug 31, 2024
Moser Bay Moser Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service Cessna 206 / 5 or
de Havilland Beaver / 6
$398,175 (year 1)
$413,297 (year 2)
$427,915 (year 3)
$439,719 (year 4)
$448,266 (year 5)
2000-6945 2020-11-15 Oct 31, 2025
Nikolski Nikolski Air Station Unalaska/Dutch Harbor (DUT) Grant Aviation Beechcraft King Air 200 / 9 or
Piper Navajo / 9
$399,185 (year 1)
$440,628 (year 2)
$465,730 (year 3)
1995-363 2022-06-02 Sep 30, 2025
Olga Bay Olga Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service Cessna 206 / 5 or
de Havilland Beaver / 6
$398,175 (year 1)
$413,297 (year 2)
$427,915 (year 3)
$439,719 (year 4)
$448,266 (year 5)
2000-6945 2020-11-15 Oct 31, 2025
Pelican Pelican Seaplane Base Juneau (JNU) Alaska Seaplanes Cessna 208 Caravan / 9,
Cessna 206 / 4,
de Havilland Beaver / 6
$578,820 (year 1)
$700,936 (year 2)
$853,751 (year 3)
$1,040,497 (year 4)
2002-11586 2022-12-11 Jan 31, 2027
Petersburg Petersburg James A. Johnson Airport Juneau (JNU)
Ketchikan (KTN)
Seattle (SEA) - Freighter
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-700 / 124 $2,472,052 (passenger)
$237,794 (freighter)
1998-4899 2023-03-17 Apr 30, 2025
Port Alexander Port Alexander Seaplane Base Sitka (SIT) Baranautica Air Service Cessna 185 / 3 $124,800 (initial rate)
$127,920 (year 1)
$131,118 (year 2)
$134,396 (year 3)
$137,756 (final rate)
1999-6244 2021-09-13 Sep 30, 2025
Port Bailey Port Bailey Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service Cessna 206 / 5 or
de Havilland Beaver / 6
$398,175 (year 1)
$413,297 (year 2)
$427,915 (year 3)
$439,719 (year 4)
$448,266 (year 5)
2000-6945 2020-11-15 Oct 31, 2025
Port Williams Port Williams Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service Cessna 206 / 5 or
de Havilland Beaver / 6
$398,175 (year 1)
$413,297 (year 2)
$427,915 (year 3)
$439,719 (year 4)
$448,266 (year 5)
2000-6945 2020-11-15 Oct 31, 2025
St. George St. George Airport Unalaska/Dutch Harbor (DUT) Grant Aviation Beechcraft King Air 200 / 9 $1,054,496 (year 1)
$1,147,390 (year 2)
$1,198,524 (year 3)
2017-0109 2022-06-02 Sep 30, 2025
San Juan / Uganik San Juan (Uganik) Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service Cessna 206 / 5 or
de Havilland Beaver / 6
$398,175 (year 1)
$413,297 (year 2)
$427,915 (year 3)
$439,719 (year 4)
$448,266 (year 5)
2000-6945 2020-11-15 Oct 31, 2025
Seal Bay Seal Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service Cessna 206 / 5 or
de Havilland Beaver / 6
$398,175 (year 1)
$413,297 (year 2)
$427,915 (year 3)
$439,719 (year 4)
$448,266 (year 5)
2000-6945 2020-11-15 Oct 31, 2025
Tatitlek Tatitlek Airport Anchorage-Merrill Field (MRI) Alaska Air Transit Cessna 208 Caravan / 9 $257,009 2013-0030 2023-09-12 Sep 30, 2025
Tenakee Springs Tenakee Seaplane Base Juneau (JNU) Alaska Seaplanes Cessna 208 Caravan / 9,
Cessna 206 / 4,
de Havilland Beaver / 6
$157,447 (year 1)
$200,011 (year 2)
$252,340 (year 3)
$316,645 (year 4)
2006-25542 2022-12-11 Jan 31, 2027
West Point West Point Village Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service de Havilland Beaver / 6 $38,408 2000-6945 2020-11-15 Oct 31, 2025
Wrangell Wrangell Airport Ketchikan (KTN)
Juneau (JNU)
Seattle (SEA) - Freighter
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-700 / 124 $2,638,479 (passenger)
$257,610 (freighter)
1998-4899 2023-03-17 Apr 30, 2025
Yakutat Yakutat Airport Anchorage (ANC)
Juneau (JNU)
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-700 / 124 $4,348,600 (passenger)
$42,838 (freighter)
1998-4899 2023-03-17 Apr 30, 2025
Zachar Bay Zachar Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak (ADQ) Island Air Service Cessna 206 / 5 or
de Havilland Beaver / 6
$398,175 (year 1)
$413,297 (year 2)
$427,915 (year 3)
$439,719 (year 4)
$448,266 (year 5)
2000-6945 2020-11-15 Oct 31, 2025

Communities formerly having subsidized EAS[edit]

The following tables list airports which formerly had Essential Air Service subsidized routes.[16]

Areas excluding Alaska[edit]

State Community Airport Service to hub(s) Carrier Aircraft/seats Docket Order Ended Reason/notes
MD Hagerstown Hagerstown Regional Airport Baltimore (BWI)
Pittsburgh (PIT)
Southern Airways Express Cessna 208 Caravan / 9 2006-25228 2019-8-17 Oct 18, 2019 Below 10 passenger enplanement requirement and exceeded $200 subsidy cap.
NY Jamestown Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport Pittsburgh (PIT) Southern Airways Express Cessna 208 Caravan / 9 2003-14950 2016-8-26 Jan 16, 2018 Below 10 passenger enplanement requirement and exceeded $200 subsidy cap.
Multiple attempts to reestablish air service with Boutique Air have been denied.[17]
PA Franklin / Oil City Venango Regional Airport Pittsburgh (PIT) Southern Airways Express Cessna 208 Caravan / 9 1997-2523 2019-8-17 Oct 18, 2019 Below 10 passenger enplanement requirement and exceeded $200 subsidy cap.
SD Huron Huron Regional Airport Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900D / 19 2000-7138 2014-7-10 Sep 30, 2016 Exceeded $1,000 subsidy cap

Alaska[edit]

Community Airport Service to hub(s) Carrier Aircraft Docket Order Ended Reason
Chatham Chatham Seaplane Base Juneau (JNU) Ward Air Cessna 185 / 3, or
Cessna 206 / 4, or
de Havilland Beaver / 6
1997-3134 2018-8-15 Sep 30, 2018 Low resident count, no objections to terminating service
Rampart Rampart Airport Fairbanks (FAI) Warbelow's Air Ventures Piper Navajo / 9 2008-0201 2016-8-2 Aug 2, 2016 Subsidy no longer required
Funter Bay Funter Bay Seaplane Base Juneau (JNU) Ward Air Cessna 185 / 3, or
Cessna 206 / 4, or
de Havilland Beaver / 6
1997-3134 2018-8-15 Sep 30, 2018 Low resident count, no objections to terminating service

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c Tang, Rachel Y. (3 September 2015). "Essential Air Service (EAS)" (PDF). Congressional Research Service. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Ten places to cut waste as Congress considers a budget", Romina Boccia, January 15, 2014, also published in the Washington Times.
  4. ^ "Subsidized EAS report for communities in 48 states, HI, PR, May 2023" (PDF). transportation.gov. United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). May 2023. Retrieved 2023-06-14.
  5. ^ a b "Essential Air Service". Transportation.gov. US Department of Transportation. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Federal Subsidies Keep Small-Town Airports Flying". NPR. November 18, 2009.
  7. ^ Bailey, Jeff (October 6, 2006). "Subsidies Keep Airlines Flying to Small Towns". The New York Times. Retrieved October 6, 2006.
  8. ^ "Comparison of Essential Air Service Program to Alternative Coach Bus Service" (PDF). American Bus Association. September 2011. Archived from the original on February 2, 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link) Archived as of February 2, 2012
  9. ^ "Essential Air Service Reports". U.S. Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 26, 2015.
  10. ^ "US Non-Alaskan Subsidized EAS Report". U.S. Department of Transportation. October 2015. Retrieved December 26, 2015.
  11. ^ "US Alaskan Subsidized EAS Report". U.S. Department of Transportation. October 2015. Retrieved December 26, 2015.
  12. ^ "Airline and Airport Code Search". International Air Transport Association (IATA). Retrieved 29 Jun 2018.
  13. ^ Kotler, Fred B. Passenger Air Service in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: Overview and Analysis, UPWard Initiative, November 2012, Retrieved 2015-04-01
  14. ^ Steinberg, Andrew B. (June 15, 2017). "Improving Air Service to Small and Rural Communities". US Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on December 1, 2017. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  15. ^ "Order 2016-5-8 - Community Flexibility Pilot Program - Order Requesting Applications" (PDF). US Department of Transportation. May 17, 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-12-30. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  16. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-08-23. Retrieved 2018-08-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  17. ^ "Regulations.gov". www.regulations.gov. Retrieved 2021-01-06.

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