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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…

Interview: Dash Air Shuttle, the Newest Commuter Airline in the…

With new airlines like Breeze Airways and Avelo Airlines entering the skies above the United States, we decided to take a look at the newest commuter airline, Dash Air Shuttle, and look into just exactly how they plan on operating. I had the opportunity to talk with the President of…

Austrian Airlines Resumes Long-Haul Flying

Austrian Airlines has resumed part of its long-haul flying program with its first transatlantic flight in more than 100 days departing its Vienna hub yesterday. The first of the airline's scheduled long-haul flights departed Vienna at about 10:45 a.m. on July 1 bound for Newark Liberty International Airport in New…

American Gears Up for Thanksgiving Rush With Domestic Widebody Flights,…

As the Thanksgiving travel rush befalls the United States, the big three carriers have been ramping up domestic operations in order to accommodate the record number of passengers set to travel this week. Domestic routes will see increased frequencies, unique flight times and even upgraded aircraft, including widebody aircraft primarily…

Sea-Tac Airport Reaches New Milestone in North Satellite Modernization Project

Seattle Tacoma International Airport celebrated a literal high-point in Phase 2 of the North Satellite Modernization Project earlier this week as the last and highest beam of the building was hoisted into place. The beam, signed by crew and dignitaries before being hoisted into place by a 260-foot crane, is…

Dulles Airport Debunks Rumors of a WOW air Reboot in…

It was reported last Thursday that the reincarnation of WOW air by USAerospace Associates, led by  Michelle Ballarin, will launch its first flights sometime in mid-October, with the first route being Reykjavik to Washington. Despite the rumors, however, the Washington Metropolitan Airport Authority has confirmed to AirlineGeeks that no such…

United Airlines and AirlineGeeks Celebrate National Aviation Day with Behind-the-Scenes…

Aug. 19, known to most AvGeeks as National Aviation Day, celebrated its 80th anniversary this year. Continuing its yearly tradition, AirlineGeeks once again offered aviation enthusiasts a behind-the-scenes look at airline operations across the country, teaming up this year with United Airlines and regional airline Mesa Airlines. On the East…

United Airlines and AirlineGeeks Celebrate National Aviation Day with Behind-the-Scenes…

Aug. 19, known to most AvGeeks as National Aviation Day, celebrated its 80th anniversary this year. Continuing its yearly tradition, AirlineGeeks once again offered aviation enthusiasts a behind-the-scenes look at airline operations across the country, teaming up this year with United Airlines and regional airline Mesa Airlines. On the East…

Alitalia Launches Rome-Washington Flight as Financial Struggles Linger

In the midst of its struggles to ensure its survival, Alitalia launched a new transatlantic route on Thursday connecting its hub at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport. The new route will be operated five times weekly during the peak summer season, dropping to…

Sea-Tac Airport Debuts First Phase of Central Terminal Renovation Project

After 402 days of construction, just over a year, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport revealed the first phase of the freshly remodeled Central Terminal, the main building of the airport that all departing passengers first enter. The Central Terminal has been a much loved SeaTac focal point with the full floor-to-ceiling windows,…