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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…

Sun Country Takes Flight to the North Pole

While Sun Country Airlines is known for transporting Minnesotans down south to destinations out of the cold during the winter season, the airline conducted a special flight to an even colder destination than Minneapolis, the North Pole. Onboard the special wintry charter flight were over 150 passengers consisting of children…

A Surprise Trip for Good: JetBlue Giving Away Trip to…

Sweepstakes are very common in the industry as airlines will often include all-expenses-paid vacations to luxurious locales throughout the world. JetBlue just announced its latest sweepstakes that also includes an all-expenses-paid trip for the lucky winners, the only catch is that the winner won’t know where they’re going until check-in…