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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…

Azul to Sublease Embraer E195s to LOT Polish Airlines, Breeze…

Azul Airlines, the largest airline in Brazil, has announced that it will sublease 53 of its Embraer E195-E1 aircraft to LOT Polish Airlines and Breeze Aviation, a US-based startup. In a statement, Azul said that this decision is in line with its plans to replace its aging Embraer E1 fleet…

JetBlue Founder David Neeleman Being Sued By Canadian Startup

Canadian startup carrier Canada Jetlines has filed a lawsuit against David Neeleman and two of his companies after alleging that Neeleman and his companies derailed Jetlines' financial plans when they poached Jetlines' CEO Lukas Johnson. In the lawsuit, Jetlines is seeking $27 million USD in damages as they believe that…

New Start-Up Airline ‘Moxy’ Places Order for 60 Airbus A220-300…

A new start-up airline codenamed 'Moxy' has firmed up an order for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft. The order was made under a Memorandum of Understanding last year at the Farnborough Air Show. The new low-cost airline, which is being led by the founder of JetBlue, David Neeleman, is aiming to…