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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…

Airline Lobbying Group Praises New Sustainable Aviation Fuel Pathway

Aviation has long been the target of climate advocates who say that the industry, which contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions blamed for climate change fears, has not taken enough precedent to reduce emissions and fight the climate crisis.  Now, it will be easier for airlines to cut their emissions…

Chinese Aviation Could Quadruple Emissions by 2050

As time passes to prevent the earth’s average temperature from rising to potentially-catastrophic levels permanently, airlines are under increasing pressure to reduce their emissions. Airlines have had varying responses to this. JetBlue will go carbon neutral this year, following easyJet's precedent. Other major airlines have revealed plans to reduce their…