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Boutique Air Adds Three Destinations

Boutique Air announced three new destinations spanning the U.S. as the airline looks to bolster its services in the East, West and South. In a press release on Tuesday, the airline said it would be adding service to Burlington, Vt., New Orleans, La. and Las Vegas. The announcement comes on the heels of nearly a year of expansion. In just the past nine months, the airline has started over ten new destinations, although some have ended due to either the…

EAS Round Up – Part 3

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

Exclusive: Boutique Air Announces Three New Destinations

San Francisco-based Boutique Air is once again in the news. The carrier has expanded aggressively lately, and they certainly didn't disappoint with this announcement. Including the three new destinations in this article, the number of cities started by the carrier since August will be 11. AirlineGeeks got the opportunity to…

EAS Round Up – Part 2

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

Interview: Boutique Adds First Florida Destination

Boutique Air is continuing to push forward with its expansion plans of recent months, most recently announcing the small carrier would begin operating to Pensacola, Fla. Flights to Pensacola will operate out of the city of Muscle Shoals, Ala., one of the many Essential Air Service (EAS) cities the airline…

EAS Round Up — Part 1

Essential Air Service (EAS) has been in the news frequently the past couple of months, and large airports aren't the only airports that have news to report on. This new series, titled 'EAS Round up' will touch on any news regarding the contracts in the EAS airport community. Whether it…

Boutique Air Adds Third Destination in Oregon

Despite the mass layoffs on Oct. 1, when CARES funding ran out, San Francisco-based Boutique Air has continued expanding its route map. Not more than a week after the carrier began its new flights to Palm Springs on Oct. 1, they announced another new destination: Redmond/Bend, Oregon. Service to Redmond…

Alamosa Unable to Qualify for Part 139 Certification, Current EAS…

Just like airlines, airports in the U.S. are required to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and must each pass a certain number of qualifications. The city of Alamosa, Colorado has been improving its airport, the San Luis Valley Regional Airport, for the past couple of years so…

Boutique Air Announces Two New Destinations

During the age of COVID-19, planes are not as full as they used to be. With lighter loads and passengers wanting to be around fewer people, one airline has decided it could find a niche in this lower load market. San Francisco-based Boutique Air has announced two new destinations to…

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 —…