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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…

easyJet Releases Aviation-themed Single: Jet Sounds

European low-cost carrier easyJet has announced plans to fly into the music industry with the release of a single  containing nothing but engine noise. 'Jet Sounds,' a pun on the Beach Boys' 11th album Pet Sounds, will be available to download starting Friday with all the proceeds going to The…

Photo Gallery: A Behind-the-Scenes Look Inside Dubai International Airport

Servicing more than 83 million people in 2016, and with access to over 240 destinations worldwide, Dubai International Airport has quickly grown to become one of the most high-profile airports in the world. When Dubai International opened its doors in 1960 not many would have expected this airport in the…