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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…

Jazeera Airways Announces London Flights

Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways has announced that it will launch a route between Kuwait City and London. The new route is scheduled to begin on Oct. 27 and will be operated by the airline’s Airbus A320neo between Kuwait International Airport and London's Gatwick Airport. The airline will be the first budget…

Jazeera Airways Announces London Flights

Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways has announced that it will launch a route between Kuwait City and London. The new route is scheduled to begin on Oct. 27 and will be operated by the airline’s Airbus A320neo between Kuwait International Airport and London's Gatwick Airport. The airline will be the first budget…

Jazeera Airways Announces London Flights

Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways has announced that it will launch a route between Kuwait City and London. The new route is scheduled to begin on Oct. 27 and will be operated by the airline’s Airbus A320neo between Kuwait International Airport and London's Gatwick Airport. The airline will be the first budget…

The Gulf’s Aviation Industry: Rags to Riches in 30 Years

In 1971, the Arabian Peninsula began to take on a whole new look. In August, Bahrain gained their full independence, and Qatar quickly followed in September. In December, seven emirates nations were freed from British rule when a longstanding treaty finally expired. Two emirates – Dubai and Abu Dhabi –…

Qatar Continues Planning for New Domestic Airline In India

In an effort to compete with Emirates and Etihad within India, Doha-based Qatar Airways has been eyeing a large expansion by creating a new domestic airline within the Indian market. Last month, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker announced plans to launch a 100% foreign-owned airline in India through a…