More Metroliner Flights Set to Begin in U.S.

Every AvGeek strives for unique and out-of-the-way experiences. In the United States, these AvGeek trips consist of flights such as Alaska's Milk Run along the Alaskan panhandle, United Airlines' Micronesian Island Hopper from Honolulu to Guam, and others. But perhaps the one most accessible to those on the mainland U.S.…

Unique Connection Series Trip Report: Watertown, South Dakota

If you have read my articles in the past, you know I love out-of-the-way airports, airlines, and aircraft. This will be the second trip report in my “Unique Connection Series”, the first of which can be found here. Overview For this Unique Connection, I will be starting in Chicago and…

Essential Air Service News — January 2022

Note from the writer: In the commercial aviation world, there is always news to report, and even the smallest airports have news to report on. This will be a different segment than the "EAS Round-Up" stories, which focus only on the Essential Air Service contracts that have been changed or…

Denver Air Connection Announces Texas Launch Date

At the beginning of September 2021, the Department of Transportation (DOT)  approved the alternate service plan request by a local Colorado-based Denver Air Connection. The request was to use some of the carrier's current flights out of Clovis, N.M. and operate flights to Dallas Ft. Worth in addition to the…

Denver Air Connection Plans Texas Flights, Launch of 12th Destination

Not two weeks after announcing Phoenix and Ironwood, Mich. as destinations to be added to its route map, Denver Air Connection will be expanding to Texas, more specifically Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The airline is planning on making the North Texas superhub its 12th destination. Although the carrier has not…

Denver Air Connection Spreads Its Wings

Colorado-based Denver Air Connection, or DAC for short, has had a very successful year. In just the past year and a half, it went from just four passenger destinations to nine, and the carrier is not done yet. Between May and August of 2020, it added Clovis, N.M.; Thief River…

EAS Round Up – Part 4

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…

Denver Air Connection Bridges the Gap

Denver-based, Key Lime Air has announced three new destinations and routes that will all operate under their scheduled carrier banner 'Denver Air Connection'. No matter what time of year it is, Essential Air Service (EAS) contracts are always being renewed or up for a change. Not everyone agrees all the…

Trip Report: America’s Remaining Passenger Metroliner

While mostly gone from the skies, this week's trip report follows America's only remaining Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner. Operated by Key Lime Air, this unique aircraft can only be found flying passengers on one route in the entire United States; Denver to Alliance, Nebraska. I was very excited to have the…