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

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

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

An Above Water Cruise Aboard the Four Seasons Jet

Did Air New Zealand get a 757? No, they did not, but this aircraft is much more luxurious than any commercial airliner out there. Toronto based luxury hotel brand, Four Seasons, announced recently that they will begin private jet itineraries around the world. For a hefty $119,000, you can fly…

SeaTac Airport: The Gateway to Northwestern Washington

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is the main international airport for most of Western Wash.. It is officially located in Seattle, but is essentially 15 miles south of downtown. For the year of 2013, SEA was the 15th busiest airport in the United States in terms of passengers flown. For the…

MIA: 85 Years and Going Strong

Miami International Airport has a history filled with numerous airlines, different names and even different locations. Originally, Pan Am owned the then named 36th Street Airport, but in 1945, the city of Miami raised the funds to buy the airport and combined it with the army airfield to the south.…

An Exclusive Look at The Museum of Flight’s Restoration Center…

At first glance, The Museum of Flight Restoration Center isn't especially exciting. Apart from a beautiful Learjet 23 sitting outside, it looks just like just another grey hanger next to the rest of the grey hangers near the threshold of Runway 16 left at Paine Field. But, once inside, things…

An Inside Look at Delta Air Lines in Atlanta

For roughly 90 years, Delta Air Lines has been flying passengers all over the world. Led by CEO Richard Anderson, Delta isn’t only flying; they are thriving in a financially unstable airline industry. With more than 5,400 daily flights, 722 mainline aircraft, and nearly 80,000 employees, the airline is one…

An Inside Look at Delta Air Lines

[caption id="attachment_666" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo provided by Ryan Ewing[/caption] For roughly 90 years, Delta Air Lines has been flying passengers all over the world. Led by CEO Richard Anderson, Delta isn’t only flying; they are thriving in a financially unstable airline industry. With more than 5,400 daily flights, 722 mainline aircraft,…

World Airways Calls it Quits

After years of struggling to stay profitable, World Airways finally called it quits today. The airline’s parent company, Global Aero Logistics, decided after failing to find investors to resurrect the airline from bankruptcy to cancel all flights starting May 27. The airline is the second to claim bankruptcy in the…