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Breeze's first E190 (Photo: John Klos)

Small Community Air Service Grants Provide Clues Into Breeze Launch and Avelo Strategy

On Thursday and Friday, the Department of Transportation unveiled the latest round of Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) applicants.  The program is a grant designed to help small communities address airfare and air service issues, unlike Essential Air Service (EAS), due to the lesser-known program not being a direct subsidy and having broader eligibility. To be eligible for the SCASDP, communities must not have air service or must use their grant for indirectly subsidizing air service, obtain service…