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Essential Air Service (EAS) is a U.S. government program enacted to guarantee that small communities in the United States, which, prior to deregulation, were served by certificated airlines, maintained commercial service. Its aim is to maintain a minimal level of scheduled air service to these communities that otherwise would not be profitable. This came in response to the Airline Deregulation Act, passed in 1978, which gave U.S. airlines almost total freedom to determine which markets to serve domestically and what fares to charge for that service.[1] The program is codified at 49 U.S.C. § 4173141748.

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) subsidizes airlines to serve rural communities across the country that otherwise would not receive any scheduled air service.[1] As of June 1, 2009, 152 communities are being served with a subsidy, of which 45 are from Alaska, whose guidelines for service are separate and distinct from the rest of the country. The decision as to what degree of subsidized service a community requires is made based on identifying a specific hub for the community and from there determining the number of trips, seats, and type of aircraft that are necessary to reach that hub.[1]

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Controversy

Critics point out that some subsidized airports are less than an hour's drive from an unsubsidized airport, and question the economic efficiency of the service.[2] According to a 2006 New York Times article on the program,[3] the subsidy per passenger, averaged across the entire program excluding Alaska, is approximately $74, and much higher on some particularly poorly-patronized flights. Patronage on many flights is very low. However, the program is politically popular in the cities receiving the subsidized flights, and Congressional panels expect the funding for the program to increase slightly to $114 million in 2007. However, the George W. Bush White House sought to reduce the cost of the program to $50 million by stricter eligibility criteria and requiring the local governments of the areas served to contribute to the cost.

Subsidized routes

The following tables list all subsidized routes under Essential Air Service as of January 1, 2010. They are based on the June 1, 2009 Subsidized EAS Reports from the DOT Office of Aviation & International Affairs for all areas excluding Alaska[4] and for Alaska itself.[5] They have been updated to reflect changes which occurred since then, based on DOT orders found at the Federal Docket Management System.[6] Docket and order numbers link to their respective pages on the docket management site, which typically includes the original files in PDF and other formats.

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Areas excluding Alaska

State Community Airport Service to Hub(s) Carrier Aircraft/Seats Annual Subsidy Docket Order Rate Expires
AL Muscle Shoals Northwest Alabama Regional Airport Atlanta Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,782,928 2000-7856 2008-10-17
&2009-4-24
02011-01-31 January 31, 2011
AZ Kingman Kingman Airport Las Vegas or Ontario or Phoenix Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,275,771 1996-1899 2008-6-11
&Memo
02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
AZ Page Page Municipal Airport Phoenix Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,995,273 1997-2694 2009-8-5 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
AZ Prescott Ernest A. Love Field Denver or Las Vegas or Ontario or Phoenix Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,622,719 1996-1899 2008-6-11
&2008-8-12
&2009-8-13
02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
AZ Show Low Show Low Regional Airport Phoenix Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,407,255 1998-4409 2009-8-5 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
AR El Dorado / Camden South Arkansas Regional Airport at Goodwin Field Memphis SeaPort Airlines Pilatus PC-12/9 $2,096,517 1997-2935 2009-6-25
&2009-7-8
02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
AR Harrison Boone County Airport Memphis SeaPort Airlines Pilatus PC-12/9 $1,695,929 1997-2935 2009-6-25
&2009-7-8
02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
AR Hot Springs Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport Memphis SeaPort Airlines Pilatus PC-12/9 $1,419,102 1997-2935 2009-6-25
&2009-7-8
02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
AR Jonesboro Jonesboro Municipal Airport Memphis SeaPort Airlines Pilatus PC-12/9 $836,241 1997-2935 2009-6-25
&2009-7-8
02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
CA Crescent City Del Norte County Airport San Francisco, Sacramento SkyWest Airlines
dba United Express
Embraer Brasilia/30 $1,136,896 1997-2649 2008-4-23 02010-07-31 July 31, 2010
CA El Centro Imperial County Airport Los Angeles SkyWest Airlines
dba United Express
Embraer Brasilia/30 $662,551 2008-0299 2008-12-26 02010-12-31 December 31, 2010
CA Merced Merced Municipal Airport Las Vegas or Ontario Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,541,365 1998-3521 2008-6-26 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
CA Visalia Visalia Municipal Airport Las Vegas or Ontario Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,494,319 2004-19916 2008-6-26 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
CO Alamosa San Luis Valley Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,853,475 1997-2960 2008-5-24 02010-07-31 July 31, 2010
CO Cortez Cortez Municipal Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,297,562 1998-3508 2008-5-24 02010-07-31 July 31, 2010
CO Pueblo Pueblo Memorial Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,057,128
$1,299,821
1999-6589 2007-11-10
2009-11-15
02010-01-31 January 31, 2010
02012-01-31 January 31, 2012
GA Athens Athens-Ben Epps Airport Atlanta Pacific Wings dba GeorgiaSkies Cessna 208B/9 $1,051,386 2002-11348 2008-5-43 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
GA Macon Middle Georgia Regional Airport Atlanta Pacific Wings dba GeorgiaSkies Cessna 208B/9 $1,386,306 2007-28671 2008-5-43 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
IL Decatur Decatur Airport St. Louis, Chicago-O'Hare Multi-Aero dba Air Choice One Cessna Caravan/9 $3,082,403 2006-23929 2009-10-13 TBD[7]
IL Marion / Herrin Williamson County Regional Airport St. Louis Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $2,053,783 2000-7881 2009-10-13 02011-11-30 November 30, 2011
IL Quincy Quincy Regional Airport St. Louis Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,946,270 2002-14492 2009-10-13 02011-11-30 November 30, 2011
IA Burlington Southeast Iowa Regional Airport Kansas City, St. Louis
Chicago-O'Hare, St. Louis
Great Lakes Airlines
Multi-Aero dba Air Choice One
Beechcraft 1900/19
Cessna Caravan/9
$943,793
$2,171,241
2001-8731 2007-3-5
2009-10-13
TBD[8]
TBD[9]
IA Fort Dodge Fort Dodge Regional Airport Minneapolis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,112,607 2001-10684 2009-4-20 02011-05-31 May 31, 2011
IA Mason City Mason City Municipal Airport Minneapolis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,112,607 2001-10682 2009-4-20 02011-05-31 May 31, 2011
KS Dodge City Dodge City Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,842,749 1998-3502 2009-9-5 02011-09-30 September 30, 2011
KS Garden City Garden City Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,884,303 1998-3503 2009-9-5 02011-09-30 September 30, 2011
KS Great Bend Great Bend Municipal Airport Kansas City Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,257,617 1998-3496 2009-9-5 02011-09-30 September 30, 2011
KS Hays Hays Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,954,327 1998-3497 2009-9-5 02011-09-30 September 30, 2011
KS Liberal Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,958,570 1998-3498 2009-9-5 02011-09-30 September 30, 2011
KS Manhattan Manhattan Regional Airport Kansas City Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,198,342 2003-15483 2008-2-5 02010-03-31 March 31, 2010
KS Salina Salina Municipal Airport Kansas City Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $798,895 2002-11376 2008-2-5 02010-03-31 March 31, 2010
KY Owensboro Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport Nashville Pacific Wings dba KentuckySkies Cessna 208B/9 $1,068,773 2000-7855 2009-6-17 02011-08-31 August 31, 2011
ME Augusta / Waterville Augusta State Airport Boston Colgan Air
dba US Airways Express
Saab 340/34 $2,086,251 1997-2784 2008-9-7 02010-10-31 October 31, 2010
ME Bar Harbor Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport Boston Colgan Air
dba US Airways Express
Saab 340/34 $2,086,251 1997-2784 2008-9-7 02010-10-31 October 31, 2010
ME Presque Isle / Houlton Northern Maine Regional Airport at Presque Isle Boston Colgan Air
dba US Airways Express
Saab 340/34 $2,643,588 2000-8012 2008-5-23 02010-05-31 May 31, 2010
ME Rockland Knox County Regional Airport Boston Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,522,770 1997-2784 2008-7-35 02010-10-31 October 31, 2010
MD Hagerstown Hagerstown Regional Airport Baltimore Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,203,167 2006-25228 2008-12-33
&Erratum
&

2009-8-16

02010-03-31 March 31, 2010
MI Escanaba Delta County Airport Detroit, Minneapolis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,435,118 2003-15128 2008-8-14 02010-08-31 August 31, 2010
MI Iron Mountain / Kingsford Ford Airport Detroit, Minneapolis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,435,118 1999-5175 2008-8-14 02010-08-31 August 31, 2010
MI Ironwood, MI / Ashland, WI Gogebic-Iron County Airport Milwaukee Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,492,865 1996-1266 2008-4-10 02010-05-31 May 31, 2010
MI Manistee / Ludington Manistee County-Blacker Airport Milwaukee Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,799,395 1996-1711 2008-4-10 02010-05-31 May 31, 2010
MN Chisholm / Hibbing Chisholm-Hibbing Municipal Airport Minneapolis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $2,938,878 2003-15796 2009-8-8 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
MN Thief River Falls Thief River Falls Regional Airport Minneapolis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,230,322 2001-10642 2009-4-20 02011-05-31 May 31, 2011
MS Greenville Mid Delta Regional Airport Memphis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,355,693 2008-0209 2008-8-23 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
MS Laurel / Hattiesburg Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport Memphis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,191,435 2001-10685 2008-4-2 02010-06-30 June 30, 2010
MS Meridian Meridian Regional Airport Atlanta Atlantic Southeast Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Bombardier CRJ200/50 $686,489 2008-0112 2008-5-12 02010-06-30 June 30, 2010
MO Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau Regional Airport St. Louis Cape Air Cessna 402/9 $1,469,715 1996-1559 2009-10-13 02011-11-30 November 30, 2011
MO Columbia / Jefferson City Columbia Regional Airport Memphis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $2,186,590 2006-23931 2008-5-2 02010-08-31 August 31, 2010
MO Ft. Leonard Wood Waynesville Regional Airport at Forney Field Kansas City or St. Louis Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,292,906 1996-1167 2009-10-13 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
MO Joplin Joplin Regional Airport Kansas City Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $997,680 2006-23932 2008-7-8 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
MO Kirksville Kirksville Regional Airport St. Louis Multi-Aero
dba Air Choice One
Piper Navajo/7 $806,169 1997-2515 2008-5-2 02010-07-31 July 31, 2010
MT Glasgow Glasgow Airport Billings Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $928,433 1997-2605 2007-12-22 02011-01-31 January 31, 2011
MT Glendive Dawson Community Airport Billings Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,056,152 1997-2605 2007-12-22 02011-01-31 January 31, 2011
MT Havre Havre City-County Airport Billings Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,036,616 1997-2605 2007-12-22 02011-01-31 January 31, 2011
MT Lewistown Lewistown Municipal Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,036,616 1997-2605 2007-12-22
&2008-7-9
02010-08-31 August 31, 2010
MT Miles City Miles City Municipal Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,056,152 1997-2605 2007-12-22
&2008-7-9
02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
MT Sidney Sidney-Richland Municipal Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $2,159,591 1997-2605 2007-12-22
&2008-7-9
02010-08-31 August 31, 2010
MT West Yellowstone Yellowstone Airport Salt Lake City SkyWest Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Embraer Brasilia/30 $431,996 2003-14626 2008-1-4 02009-09-30 September 30, 2009 (Expired)
MT Wolf Point L. M. Clayton Airport Billings Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $928,433 1997-2605 2007-12-22 02011-01-31 January 31, 2011
NE Alliance Alliance Municipal Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $977,609 2000-8322 2009-4-19 02011-05-31 May 31, 2011
NE Chadron Chadron Municipal Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $977,609 2000-8322 2009-4-19 02011-05-31 May 31, 2011
NE Grand Island Central Nebraska Regional Airport Kansas City Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $2,271,640 2002-13983 2008-7-8 02011-02-28 February 28, 2011
NE Kearney Kearney Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,978,386 1996-1715 2008-7-33 02010-10-31 October 31, 2010
NE McCook McCook Regional Airport Denver or Kansas City Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,583,277 1997-3005 2008-5-2 02010-06-30 June 30, 2010
NE North Platte North Platte Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,860,229 1999-5173 2008-7-33 02010-10-31 October 31, 2010
NE Scottsbluff Western Nebraska Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,535,085 2003-14535 2008-7-33 02010-10-31 October 31, 2010
NV Ely Ely Airport Denver or Las Vegas or Salt Lake City Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,864,717 1995-361 2008-6-26 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
NH Lebanon Lebanon Municipal Airport Boston Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $2,245,669 2003-14822 2008-7-27 02010-11-30 November 30, 2010
NM Alamogordo / Holloman AFB Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport Albuquerque Pacific Wings dba New Mexico Airlines Cessna 208B/9 $1,169,337 1996-1901 2009-11-14 02011-12-31 December 31, 2011
NM Carlsbad Cavern City Air Terminal Albuquerque Pacific Wings dba New Mexico Airlines Cessna 208B/9 $1,046,284 2002-12802 2009-4-18 02011-05-31 May 31, 2011
NM Clovis Clovis Municipal Airport Albuquerque Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,517,277 1996-1902 2009-3-3 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
NM Silver City / Hurley / Deming Grant County Airport Albuquerque Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,442,174 1996-1903 2009-3-3 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
NY Jamestown Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport Cleveland Gulfstream International Airlines
dba Continental Connection
Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,350,803 2003-14950 2008-6-37 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
NY Massena Massena International Airport Albany Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,297,613 1997-2842 2008-3-15 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
NY Ogdensburg Ogdensburg International Airport Albany Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,353,916 1997-2842 2008-3-15 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
NY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh International Airport Boston Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,379,257 2003-14783 2008-1-12 02010-02-28 February 28, 2010
NY Saranac Lake / Lake Placid Adirondack Regional Airport Boston Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,431,875 2000-8025 2008-1-12 02010-02-28 February 28, 2010
NY Watertown Watertown International Airport Albany Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,228,334 1997-2842 2008-3-15 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
ND Devils Lake Devils Lake Regional Airport Minneapolis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,459,493 1997-2785 2009-8-6 02011-09-30 September 30, 2011
ND Dickinson Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Embraer Brasilia/30 $2,274,177 1995-697 2008-10-24 02011-01-31 January 31, 2011
ND Jamestown Jamestown Regional Airport Minneapolis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,963,220 1997-2785 2009-8-6 02011-09-30 September 30, 2011
OR Pendleton Eastern Oregon Regional Airport Portland SeaPort Airlines Pilatus PC-12/9 $1,566,729 (2009)
$1,608,394 (2010)
2004-19934 2008-10-25 02010-12-31 December 31, 2010
PA Altoona Altoona-Blair County Airport Washington-Dulles Colgan Air
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $1,394,423 2002-11446 2008-6-10 02010-06-30 June 30, 2010
PA Bradford Bradford Regional Airport Cleveland Gulfstream International Airlines
dba Continental Connection
Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,350,803 2003-14528 2008-6-37 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
PA DuBois DuBois Regional Airport Cleveland Gulfstream International Airlines
dba Continental Connection
Beechcraft 1900/19 $2,020,095 2004-17617 2008-5-3 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
PA Franklin / Oil City Venango Regional Airport Cleveland Gulfstream International Airlines
dba Continental Connection
Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,226,773 1997-2523 2008-5-3 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
PA Lancaster Lancaster Airport Baltimore Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,372,474 2002-11450 2008-12-33
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2009-8-16

02010-03-31 March 31, 2010
PA Johnstown John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport Washington-Dulles Colgan Air
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $1,394,423 2002-11451 2008-6-10 02010-06-30 June 30, 2010
PR Mayaguez Eugenio María de Hostos Airport San Juan Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $980,980 2004-19622 2009-3-1 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
PR Ponce Mercedita Airport San Juan Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $740,416 1999-6592 2009-3-1 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
SD Brookings Brookings Regional Airport 1997-2785 Expired
SD Huron Huron Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,781,159 2000-7138 2008-7-34 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
SD Watertown Watertown Regional Airport Minneapolis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,338,321 2001-10644 2009-7-15 02011-07-31 July 31, 2011
TN Jackson McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport Nashville Pacific Wings dba TennesseeSkies Cessna 208B/9 $1,225,628 2000-7857 2009-6-17 02011-08-31 August 31, 2011
TX Victoria Victoria Regional Airport Houston Colgan Air
dba Continental Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,593,922 2005-20454 2009-6-10 02011-06-30 June 30, 2011
UT Cedar City Cedar City Regional Airport Salt Lake City SkyWest Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Embraer Brasilia/30 $1,477,125 2003-16395 2009-11-7 02011-12-31 December 31, 2011
UT Moab Canyonlands Field Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,798,370 1997-2827 2009-12-9 02011-12-31 December 31, 2011
UT Vernal Vernal Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,421,478 1997-2706 2009-12-9 02011-12-31 December 31, 2011
VT Rutland Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport Boston Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $797,141 2005-21681 2009-8-11 02013-10-31 October 31, 2013
VA Staunton Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Washington-Dulles Colgan Air
dba United Express
Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,911,466 2002-11378 2008-12-29 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
WV Beckley Beckley Raleigh County Memorial Airport Washington-Dulles Colgan Air
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $2,092,844 1997-2761 2008-6-14 02010-07-31 July 31, 2010
WV Clarksburg / Fairmont North Central West Virginia Airport Washington-Dulles Colgan Air
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $1,058,325 2005-20736 2008-5-37 02010-05-31 May 31, 2010
WV Greenbrier / Lewisburg
/ White Sulphur Springs
Greenbrier Valley Airport Cleveland Gulfstream International Airlines
dba Continental Connection
Beechcraft 1900/19 $2,330,725 2003-15553 2008-5-3 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
WV Morgantown Morgantown Municipal Airport Washington-Dulles Colgan Air
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $1,058,325 2005-20735 2008-5-37 02010-05-31 May 31, 2010
WV Parkersburg Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Washington-Dulles Colgan Air
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $2,190,281 2005-20734 2008-7-22 02010-07-31 July 31, 2010
WY Laramie Laramie Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,215,603 1997-2958 2008-7-3 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
WY Worland Worland Municipal Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,735,814 1997-2981 2008-7-3 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
Current Total: $157,645,440

Alaska

Community Airport Service to Hub(s) Carrier Aircraft Annual
Subsidy
Docket Order Expires
Adak Adak Airport Anchorage Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 $1,483,122 2000-8556 2008-3-36 02010-06-30 June 30, 2010
Akhiok Akhiok Airport Kodiak Servant Air Piper PA-32R-300 $51,709 2007-0020 2008-2-10 02010-03-31 March 31, 2010
Akutan Akutan Seaplane Base Dutch Harbor PenAir Grumman Goose $654,964 2000-7068 2009-5-4 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
Alitak/Lazy Bay Alitak Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Amook Bay Amook Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Angoon Angoon Seaplane Base Juneau Alaska Seaplane Service de Havilland Beaver $101,359 2006-25542 2008-12-27 02011-01-31 January 31, 2011
Atka Atka Airport Dutch Harbor PenAir Piper T-1040 $513,803 1995-363 2008-3-36 02010-06-30 June 30, 2010
Cape Yakataga Yakataga Airport Yakutat Alsek Air Service Cessna 206 $39,000 1996-2009 2008-7-28 02010-10-31 October 31, 2010
Central Central Airport Fairbanks Warbelow's Air Ventures Piper Navajo $101,680 1998-3621 2009-9-17 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
Chatham Chatham Seaplane Base Juneau Ward Air [1] Cessna 185/206
/de Havilland Beaver
$8,640 1997-3134 2008-6-27 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
Chisana Chisana Airport Tok 40-Mile Air Cessna 185/206/207 $65,546 1998-4574 2008-4-41 02010-05-31 May 31, 2010
Circle Circle City Airport Fairbanks Warbelow's Air Ventures Piper Navajo $101,680 1998-3621 2009-9-17 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
Cordova Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport Anchorage, Juneau Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 $1,931,067 1998-4899 2009-2-3 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
Elfin Cove Elfin Cove Seaplane Base Juneau Alaska Seaplane Service de Havilland Beaver $92,886 2002-11586 2007-9-7 02011-05-31 May 31, 2011
Excursion Inlet Excursion Inlet Seaplane Base Juneau Wings of Alaska Cessna 206/207 $34,659 2002-12014 2008-8-16 02010-08-31 August 31, 2010
Funter Bay Funter Bay Seaplane Base Juneau Ward Air Cessna 185/206
/de Havilland Beaver
$8,640 1997-3134 2008-6-27 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
Gulkana Gulkana Airport Anchorage Ellis Air Taxi [2] Piper Navajo
/Cessna 441
$251,300 1995-492 2008-12-19 02011-01-31 January 31, 2011
Gustavus Gustavus Airport Juneau Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 $1,931,067 1998-4899 2009-2-3 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
Healy Lake Healy River Airport Fairbanks 40-Mile Air Cessna 206/207 $77,683 1998-3546 2008-4-41 02010-05-31 May 31, 2010
Hydaburg Hydaburg Seaplane Base Ketchikan Taquan Air de Havilland Beaver $86,755 1999-6245 2007-10-12 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Icy Bay Icy Bay Airport Yakutat Alsek Air Service Cessna 206 $39,000 1996-2009 2008-7-28 02010-10-31 October 31, 2010
Kake Kake Airport Juneau Wings of Alaska Cessna 208 $314,302 2008-0217 2008-8-16 02010-08-31 August 31, 2010
Karluk Karluk Airport Kodiak Island Air Service Britten-Norman BN-2A $29,481 2004-19342 2007-5-18
& 2009-2-5
02010-03-31 March 31, 2010
Kitoi Bay Kitoi Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Lake Minchumina Minchumina Airport Fairbanks Everts Air Piper PA-32
/Cessna 208
$42,560 2008-0237 2008-9-21 02010-10-31 October 31, 2010
Manley Hot Springs Manley Hot Springs Airport Fairbanks Warbelow's Air Ventures Cessna 206/207 $42,085 2004-17563 2008-7-20 02010-08-31 August 31, 2010
May Creek May Creek Airport Gulkana Ellis Air Taxi Cessna 185/206 $86,676 1996-2009 2008-12-19 02011-01-31 January 31, 2011
McCarthy McCarthy Airport Gulkana Ellis Air Taxi Cessna 185/206 $86,676 1996-2009 2008-12-19 02011-01-31 January 31, 2011
Minto Minto Airport Fairbanks Warbelow's Air Ventures Cessna 206/207 $42,085 2004-17563 2008-7-20 02010-08-31 August 31, 2010
Moser Bay Moser Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Nikolski Nikolski Air Station Dutch Harbor PenAir Grumman Goose
/Piper T-1040
$469,786 1995-363 2008-3-36 02010-06-30 June 30, 2010
Olga Bay Olga Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Pelican Pelican Seaplane Base Juneau Alaska Seaplane Service de Havilland Beaver $92,886 2002-11586 2007-9-7 02011-05-31 May 31, 2011
Petersburg Petersburg James A. Johnson Airport Juneau, Ketchikan Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 $673,598 1998-4899 2009-2-3 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
Port Alexander Port Alexander Seaplane Base Sitka Harris Aircraft Services [3] Cessna 185 $49,739
$60,083
1999-6244 2008-1-5
2009-12-3
02010-02-28 February 28, 2010
02012-02-29 February 29, 2012
Port Bailey Port Bailey Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Port William Port Williams Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Rampart Rampart Airport Fairbanks Warbelow's Air Ventures Piper Navajo $86,701 2008-0201 2008-9-20 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
San Juan/Uganik San Juan (Uganik) Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Seal Bay Seal Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Tenakee Tenakee Seaplane Base Juneau Alaska Seaplane Service de Havilland Beaver $63,748 2006-25542 2008-12-27 02011-01-31 January 31, 2011
West Point West Point Village Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Wrangell Wrangell Airport Juneau, Ketchikan Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 $673,598 1998-4899 2009-2-3 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
Yakutat Yakutat Airport Anchorage, Juneau Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 $1,931,067 1998-4899 2009-2-3 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
Zachar Bay Zachar Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Current Total: $12,402,614

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Essential Air Service Program, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
  2. ^ Federal Subsidies Keep Small-Town Airports Flying. 18 Nov 2009.
  3. ^ Bailey, Jeff (2006-10-06). "Subsidies Keep Airlines Flying to Small Towns". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/06/business/06boonies.htm. Retrieved 2006-10-06.  
  4. ^ "US Subsidized EAS Report - June 1, 2009". U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Aviation & International Affairs. http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/x-50%20Role_files/090601nonalaska.htm.  
  5. ^ "Alaskan Subsidized EAS Report - June 1, 2009". U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Aviation & International Affairs. http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/x-50%20Role_files/090601alaska.htm.  
  6. ^ "Regulations.gov". Federal Docket Management System. http://www.regulations.gov/.  
  7. ^ The rate will expire at the end of the 24th month after the carrier inaugurates full EAS at this airport. However, if Air Choice One does not inaugurate service to St. Louis by December 15, 2009, and to Chicago O’Hare by January 15, 2010, the carrier selection reverts to Cape Air.
  8. ^ Great Lakes Airlines will be subsidized at at an annual rate of $1,997,602 for service to Kansas City until its successor begins full EAS.
  9. ^ The rate will expire at the end of the 24th month after the carrier inaugurates full EAS at this airport.

Essential Air Service (EAS) is a U.S. government program enacted to guarantee that small communities in the United States, which, prior to deregulation, were served by certificated airlines, maintained commercial service. Its aim is to maintain a minimal level of scheduled air service to these communities that otherwise would not be profitable. This came in response to the Airline Deregulation Act, passed in 1978, which gave U.S. airlines almost total freedom to determine which markets to serve domestically and what fares to charge for that service.[1] The program is codified at 49 U.S.C. § 4173141748.

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) subsidizes airlines to serve rural communities across the country that otherwise would not receive any scheduled air service.[1] As of June 1, 2009, 152 communities are being served with a subsidy, of which 45 are from Alaska, whose guidelines for service are separate and distinct from the rest of the country. The decision as to what degree of subsidized service a community requires is made based on identifying a specific hub for the community and from there determining the number of trips, seats, and type of aircraft that are necessary to reach that hub.[1]

Contents

Controversy

Critics point out that some subsidized airports are less than an hour's drive from an unsubsidized airport, and question the economic efficiency of the service.[2] According to a 2006 New York Times article on the program the subsidy per passenger, averaged across the entire program excluding Alaska, is approximately $74, and much higher on some particularly poorly-patronized flights.[3] Patronage on many flights is very low. However, the program is politically popular in the cities receiving the subsidized flights, and Congressional panels expect the funding for the program to increase slightly to $114 million in 2007. However, the George W. Bush White House sought to reduce the cost of the program to $50 million by stricter eligibility criteria and requiring the local governments of the areas served to contribute to the cost.

Subsidized routes

The following tables list all subsidized routes under Essential Air Service as of June 4, 2010. They are based on the June 1, 2009 Subsidized EAS Reports from the DOT Office of Aviation & International Affairs for all areas excluding Alaska[4] and for Alaska itself.[5] They have been updated to reflect changes which occurred since then, based on DOT orders found at the Federal Docket Management System.[6] Docket and order numbers link to their respective pages on the docket management site, which typically includes the original files in PDF and other formats.

Areas excluding Alaska

State Community Airport Service to Hub(s) Carrier Aircraft/Seats Annual Subsidy Docket Order Rate Expires
AL Muscle Shoals Northwest Alabama Regional Airport Atlanta Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,782,928 2000-7856 2008-10-17
&2009-4-24
02011-01-31 January 31, 2011
AZ Kingman Kingman Airport Las Vegas or Ontario or Phoenix Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,275,771 1996-1899 2008-6-11
&Memo
02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
AZ Page Page Municipal Airport Phoenix Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,995,273 1997-2694 2009-8-5 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
AZ Prescott Ernest A. Love Field Denver or Las Vegas or Ontario or Phoenix Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,622,719 1996-1899 2008-6-11
&2008-8-12
&2009-8-13
02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
AZ Show Low Show Low Regional Airport Phoenix Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,407,255 1998-4409 2009-8-5 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
AR El Dorado / Camden South Arkansas Regional Airport at Goodwin Field Memphis, Dallas SeaPort Airlines Pilatus PC-12/9 $2,096,517 1997-2935 2009-6-25
&2009-7-8
02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
AR Harrison Boone County Airport Memphis, Kansas City SeaPort Airlines Pilatus PC-12/9 $1,695,929 1997-2935 2009-6-25
&2009-7-8
02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
AR Hot Springs Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport Memphis, Dallas SeaPort Airlines Pilatus PC-12/9 $1,419,102 1997-2935 2009-6-25
&2009-7-8
02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
AR Jonesboro Jonesboro Municipal Airport Memphis SeaPort Airlines Pilatus PC-12/9 $836,241 1997-2935 2009-6-25
&2009-7-8
02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
CA Crescent City Del Norte County Airport San Francisco, Sacramento SkyWest Airlines
dba United Express
Embraer Brasilia/30 $1,136,896
$1,781,888
1997-2649 2008-4-23
2010-5-19
02010-07-31 July 31, 2010
02012-07-31 July 31, 2012
CA El Centro Imperial County Airport Los Angeles SkyWest Airlines
dba United Express
Embraer Brasilia/30 $662,551 2008-0299 2008-12-26 02010-12-31 December 31, 2010
CA Merced Merced Municipal Airport Las Vegas or Ontario Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,541,365 1998-3521 2008-6-26 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
CA Visalia Visalia Municipal Airport Las Vegas or Ontario Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,494,319 2004-19916 2008-6-26 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
CO Alamosa San Luis Valley Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,853,475 1997-2960 2008-5-24 02010-07-31 July 31, 2010
CO Cortez Cortez Municipal Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,297,562 1998-3508 2008-5-24 02010-07-31 July 31, 2010
CO Pueblo Pueblo Memorial Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,299,821 1999-6589 2009-11-15 02012-01-31 January 31, 2012
GA Athens Athens-Ben Epps Airport Atlanta Pacific Wings dba GeorgiaSkies Cessna 208B/9 $1,051,386 2002-11348 2008-5-43 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
GA Macon Middle Georgia Regional Airport Atlanta Pacific Wings dba GeorgiaSkies Cessna 208B/9 $1,386,306 2007-28671 2008-5-43 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
IL Decatur Decatur Airport St. Louis, Chicago-O'Hare Multi-Aero dba Air Choice One Cessna Caravan/9 $3,082,403 2006-23929 2009-10-13 02012-01-31 January 31, 2012
IL Marion / Herrin Williamson County Regional Airport St. Louis Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $2,053,783 2000-7881 2009-10-13 02011-11-30 November 30, 2011
IL Quincy Quincy Regional Airport St. Louis Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,946,270 2002-14492 2009-10-13 02011-11-30 November 30, 2011
IA Burlington Southeast Iowa Regional Airport Chicago-O'Hare, St. Louis Multi-Aero dba Air Choice One Cessna Caravan/9 $2,171,241 2001-8731 2009-10-13 02012-01-31 January 31, 2012
IA Fort Dodge Fort Dodge Regional Airport Minneapolis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,112,607 2001-10684 2009-4-20 02011-05-31 May 31, 2011
IA Mason City Mason City Municipal Airport Minneapolis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,112,607 2001-10682 2009-4-20 02011-05-31 May 31, 2011
KS Dodge City Dodge City Regional Airport Denver, Kansas City Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,842,749 1998-3502 2009-9-5
&2009-10-16
02011-09-30 September 30, 2011
KS Garden City Garden City Regional Airport Denver, Kansas City Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,884,303 1998-3503 2009-9-5
&2009-10-16
02011-09-30 September 30, 2011
KS Great Bend Great Bend Municipal Airport Kansas City Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,257,617 1998-3496 2009-9-5 02011-09-30 September 30, 2011
KS Hays Hays Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,954,327 1998-3497 2009-9-5 02011-09-30 September 30, 2011
KS Liberal Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,958,570 1998-3498 2009-9-5 02011-09-30 September 30, 2011
KS Salina Salina Municipal Airport Kansas City SeaPort Airlines Pilatus PC-12/9 $1,489,435 (year 1)
$1,493,381 (year 2)
2002-11376 2010-3-17 02012-03-31 March 31, 2012
KY Owensboro Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport Nashville Pacific Wings dba KentuckySkies Cessna 208B/9 $1,068,773 2000-7855 2009-6-17 02011-08-31 August 31, 2011
KY Paducah Barkley Regional Airport Chicago SkyWest Airlines
dba United Express
Bombardier CRJ200/50 $569,932 2009-0299 2009-10-8 02011-12-31 December 31, 2011
ME Augusta / Waterville Augusta State Airport Boston Colgan Air
dba US Airways Express
Saab 340/34 $2,086,251 1997-2784 2008-9-7 02010-10-31 October 31, 2010
ME Bar Harbor Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport Boston Colgan Air
dba US Airways Express
Saab 340/34 $2,086,251 1997-2784 2008-9-7 02010-10-31 October 31, 2010
ME Presque Isle Northern Maine Regional Airport at Presque Isle Boston Colgan Air
dba US Airways Express
Saab 340/34 $2,812,853 2000-8012 2010-6-5 02012-05-31 May 31, 2012
ME Rockland Knox County Regional Airport Boston Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,522,770 1997-2784 2008-7-35 02010-10-31 October 31, 2010
MD Hagerstown Hagerstown Regional Airport Baltimore Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,203,167 2006-25228 2008-12-33
&Erratum
&

2009-8-16
&2010-3-20

02011-09-30 September 30, 2011
MI Alpena Alpena County Regional Airport Detroit Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,532,660 2009-0300 2010-5-18 02012-05-31 May 31, 2012
MI Escanaba Delta County Airport Detroit, Minneapolis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,435,118
$2,090,534
2003-15128 2008-8-14
2010-6-4
02010-08-31 August 31, 2010
02012-08-31 August 31, 2012
MI Hancock / Houghton Houghton County Memorial Airport Chicago SkyWest Airlines
dba United Express
Bombardier CRJ200/50 $1,404,714 2009-0302 2009-10-8 02011-12-31 December 31, 2011
MI Iron Mountain / Kingsford Ford Airport Detroit, Minneapolis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,435,118
$2,090,534
1999-5175 2008-8-14
2010-6-4
02010-08-31 August 31, 2010
02012-08-31 August 31, 2012
MI Ironwood, MI / Ashland, WI Gogebic-Iron County Airport Milwaukee Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,492,865 1996-1266 2008-4-10
&2010-2-18
02010-08-31 August 31, 2010
MI Manistee / Ludington Manistee County-Blacker Airport Milwaukee Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,799,395 1996-1711 2008-4-10
&2010-2-18
02010-08-31 August 31, 2010
MI Muskegon Muskegon County Airport Chicago SkyWest Airlines
dba United Express
Bombardier CRJ200/50 $660,720 2009-0301 2009-10-8 02011-12-31 December 31, 2011
MI Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa County International Airport Detroit Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $237,825 2009-0303 2010-5-18 02012-05-31 May 31, 2012
MN Chisholm / Hibbing Chisholm-Hibbing Municipal Airport Minneapolis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $2,938,878 2003-15796 2009-8-8 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
MN International Falls Falls International Airport Minneapolis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,309,886 2009-0304 2010-5-18 02012-05-31 May 31, 2012
MN Thief River Falls Thief River Falls Regional Airport Minneapolis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,230,322 2001-10642 2009-4-20 02011-05-31 May 31, 2011
MS Greenville Mid Delta Regional Airport Memphis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,355,693 2008-0209 2008-8-23 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
MS Laurel / Hattiesburg Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport Memphis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,191,435
$1,398,798
2001-10685 2008-4-2
2010-5-16
02010-06-30 June 30, 2010
02012-06-30 June 30, 2012
MS Meridian Meridian Regional Airport Atlanta Atlantic Southeast Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Bombardier CRJ200/50 $686,489
$678,936
2008-0112 2008-5-12
2010-5-28
02010-06-30 June 30, 2010
02012-06-30 June 30, 2012
MS Tupelo Tupelo Regional Airport Memphis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $921,878 2009-0305 2010-6-2 02012-05-31 May 31, 2012
MO Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau Regional Airport St. Louis Cape Air Cessna 402/9 $1,469,715 1996-1559 2009-10-13 02011-11-30 November 30, 2011
MO Columbia / Jefferson City Columbia Regional Airport Memphis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $2,186,590 2006-23931 2008-5-2 02010-08-31 August 31, 2010
MO Ft. Leonard Wood Waynesville Regional Airport at Forney Field Kansas City or St. Louis Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,292,906 1996-1167 2009-10-13 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
MO Joplin Joplin Regional Airport Kansas City Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $997,680 2006-23932 2008-7-8 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
MO Kirksville Kirksville Regional Airport St. Louis Multi-Aero
dba Air Choice One
Cape Air
Piper Navajo/7
Cessna 402/8-9
$806,169
$1,422,110
1997-2515 2008-5-2
2010-6-6
02010-07-31 July 31, 2010
TBD[7]
MT Glasgow Glasgow Airport Billings Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $928,433 1997-2605 2007-12-22 02011-02-28 February 28, 2011
MT Glendive Dawson Community Airport Billings Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,056,152 1997-2605 2007-12-22 02011-02-28 February 28, 2011
MT Havre Havre City-County Airport Billings Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,036,616 1997-2605 2007-12-22 02011-02-28 February 28, 2011
MT Lewistown Lewistown Municipal Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,036,616 1997-2605 2007-12-22
&2008-7-9
02011-02-28 February 28, 2011
MT Miles City Miles City Municipal Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,056,152 1997-2605 2007-12-22
&2008-7-9
02011-02-28 February 28, 2011
MT Sidney Sidney-Richland Municipal Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $2,159,591 1997-2605 2007-12-22
&2008-7-9
02011-02-28 February 28, 2011
MT West Yellowstone Yellowstone Airport Salt Lake City SkyWest Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Embraer Brasilia/30 $427,757 2003-14626 20010-3-30 02011-09-30 September 30, 2011
MT Wolf Point L. M. Clayton Airport Billings Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $928,433 1997-2605 2007-12-22 02011-02-28 February 28, 2011
NE Alliance Alliance Municipal Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $977,609 2000-8322 2009-4-19 02011-05-31 May 31, 2011
NE Chadron Chadron Municipal Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $977,609 2000-8322 2009-4-19 02011-05-31 May 31, 2011
NE Grand Island Central Nebraska Regional Airport Kansas City Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $2,271,640 2002-13983 2008-7-8 02011-02-28 February 28, 2011
NE Kearney Kearney Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,978,386 1996-1715 2008-7-33 02010-10-31 October 31, 2010
NE McCook McCook Regional Airport Denver or Kansas City Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,796,795 1997-3005 2010-6-3 02012-05-31 May 31, 2012
NE North Platte North Platte Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,860,229 1999-5173 2008-7-33 02010-10-31 October 31, 2010
NE Scottsbluff Western Nebraska Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,535,085 2003-14535 2008-7-33 02010-10-31 October 31, 2010
NV Ely Ely Airport Denver or Las Vegas or Salt Lake City Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,864,717 1995-361 2008-6-26 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
NH Lebanon Lebanon Municipal Airport Boston, White Plains/Westchester County NY Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $2,245,669 2003-14822 2008-7-27 02010-11-30 November 30, 2010
NM Alamogordo / Holloman AFB Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport Albuquerque Pacific Wings dba New Mexico Airlines Cessna 208B/9 $1,169,337 1996-1901 2009-11-14 02011-12-31 December 31, 2011
NM Carlsbad Cavern City Air Terminal Albuquerque Pacific Wings dba New Mexico Airlines Cessna 208B/9 $1,046,284 2002-12802 2009-4-18 02011-05-31 May 31, 2011
NM Clovis Clovis Municipal Airport Albuquerque Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,517,277 1996-1902 2009-3-3 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
NM Silver City / Hurley / Deming Grant County Airport Albuquerque Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,442,174 1996-1903 2009-3-3 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
NY Jamestown Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport Cleveland Gulfstream International Airlines
dba Continental Connection
Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,350,803 2003-14950 2008-6-37 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
NY Massena Massena International Airport Albany Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,297,613 1997-2842 2008-3-15 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
NY Ogdensburg Ogdensburg International Airport Albany Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,353,916 1997-2842 2008-3-15 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
NY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh International Airport Boston Colgan Air dba US Airways Saab 340/34 >$2,117,101 2003-14783 2010-3-27
NY Saranac Lake / Lake Placid Adirondack Regional Airport Boston Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,366,538 2000-8025 2010-3-27 02014-02-28 February 28, 2014
NY Watertown Watertown International Airport Albany Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,228,334 1997-2842 2008-3-15 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
ND Devils Lake Devils Lake Regional Airport Minneapolis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,459,493 1997-2785 2009-8-6 02011-09-30 September 30, 2011
ND Dickinson Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Embraer Brasilia/30 $2,274,177 1995-697 2008-10-24 02011-01-31 January 31, 2011
ND Jamestown Jamestown Regional Airport Minneapolis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,963,220 1997-2785 2009-8-6 02011-09-30 September 30, 2011
OR Pendleton Eastern Oregon Regional Airport Portland SeaPort Airlines Pilatus PC-12/9 $1,566,729 (2009)
$1,608,394 (2010)
2004-19934 2008-10-25 02010-12-31 December 31, 2010
PA Altoona Altoona-Blair County Airport Washington-Dulles Colgan Air
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $1,394,423
$1,674,147
2002-11446 2008-6-10
2010-5-10
02010-06-30 June 30, 2010
02012-06-30 June 30, 2012
PA Bradford Bradford Regional Airport Cleveland Gulfstream International Airlines
dba Continental Connection
Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,350,803 2003-14528 2008-6-37 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
PA DuBois DuBois Regional Airport Cleveland Gulfstream International Airlines
dba Continental Connection
Beechcraft 1900/19 $2,020,095 2004-17617 2008-5-3 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
PA Franklin / Oil City Venango Regional Airport Cleveland Gulfstream International Airlines
dba Continental Connection
Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,226,773 1997-2523 2008-5-3 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
PA Johnstown John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport Washington-Dulles Colgan Air
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $1,394,423
$1,674,147
2002-11451 2008-6-10
2010-5-10
02010-06-30 June 30, 2010
02012-06-30 June 30, 2012
PA Lancaster Lancaster Airport Baltimore Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $1,372,474 2002-11450 2008-12-33
&Erratum
&

2009-8-16
&2010-3-20

02011-09-30 September 30, 2011
PR Mayaguez Eugenio María de Hostos Airport San Juan Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $980,980 2004-19622 2009-3-1 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
PR Ponce Mercedita Airport San Juan Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $740,416 1999-6592 2009-3-1 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
SD Huron Huron Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,781,159 2000-7138 2008-7-34 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
SD Watertown Watertown Regional Airport Minneapolis Mesaba Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,338,321 2001-10644 2009-7-15 02011-07-31 July 31, 2011
TN Jackson McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport Nashville Pacific Wings dba TennesseeSkies Cessna 208B/9 $1,225,628 2000-7857 2009-6-17 02011-08-31 August 31, 2011
TX Victoria Victoria Regional Airport Houston Colgan Air
dba Continental Connection
Saab 340/34 $1,593,922 2005-20454 2009-6-10 02011-06-30 June 30, 2011
UT Cedar City Cedar City Regional Airport Salt Lake City SkyWest Airlines
dba Delta Connection
Embraer Brasilia/30 $1,477,125 2003-16395 2009-11-7 02011-12-31 December 31, 2011
UT Moab Canyonlands Field Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,798,370 1997-2827 2009-12-9 02011-12-31 December 31, 2011
UT Vernal Vernal Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,421,478 1997-2706 2009-12-9 02011-12-31 December 31, 2011
VT Rutland Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport Boston Cape Air Cessna 402C/9 $797,141 2005-21681 2009-8-11 02013-10-31 October 31, 2013
VA Staunton Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Washington-Dulles Colgan Air
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $1,911,466 2002-11378 2008-12-29 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
WV Beckley Beckley Raleigh County Memorial Airport Washington-Dulles Colgan Air
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $2,092,844 1997-2761 2008-6-14 02010-07-31 July 31, 2010
WV Clarksburg / Fairmont North Central West Virginia Airport Washington-Dulles Colgan Air
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $1,058,325 2005-20736 2008-5-37
&2010-3-16
02010-07-31 July 31, 2010
WV Greenbrier / White Sulphur Springs
/ Lewisburg
Greenbrier Valley Airport Cleveland Gulfstream International Airlines
dba Continental Connection
Beechcraft 1900/19 $2,330,725 2003-15553 2008-5-3 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
WV Morgantown Morgantown Municipal Airport Washington-Dulles Colgan Air
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $1,058,325 2005-20735 2008-5-37
&2010-3-16
02010-07-31 July 31, 2010
WV Parkersburg / Marietta, OH Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport Washington-Dulles Colgan Air
dba United Express
Saab 340/34 $2,190,281 2005-20734 2008-7-22 02010-07-31 July 31, 2010
WI Eau Claire Chippewa Valley Regional Airport Chicago SkyWest Airlines
dba United Express
Bombardier CRJ200/50 $1,732,372 2009-0306 2009-10-8 02011-12-31 December 31, 2011
WY Laramie Laramie Regional Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,215,603 1997-2958 2008-7-3 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
WY Worland Worland Municipal Airport Denver Great Lakes Airlines Beechcraft 1900/19 $1,735,814 1997-2981 2008-7-3 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
Current Total: $158,875,991

Alaska

Community Airport Service to Hub(s) Carrier Aircraft Annual
Subsidy
Docket Order Expires
Adak Adak Airport Anchorage Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 $1,483,122 2000-8556 2008-3-36 02010-06-30 June 30, 2010
Akutan Akutan Seaplane Base Dutch Harbor PenAir Grumman Goose $654,964 2000-7068 2009-5-4 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
Alitak/Lazy Bay Alitak Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Amook Bay Amook Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Angoon Angoon Seaplane Base Juneau Alaska Seaplane Service de Havilland Beaver $101,359 2006-25542 2008-12-27 02011-01-31 January 31, 2011
Atka Atka Airport Dutch Harbor PenAir Piper T-1040 $513,803 1995-363 2008-3-36 02010-06-30 June 30, 2010
Cape Yakataga Yakataga Airport Yakutat Alsek Air Service Cessna 206 $39,000 1996-2009 2008-7-28 02010-10-31 October 31, 2010
Central Central Airport Fairbanks Warbelow's Air Ventures Piper Navajo $101,680 1998-3621 2009-9-17 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
Chatham Chatham Seaplane Base Juneau Ward Air [1] Cessna 185/206
/de Havilland Beaver
$8,640 1997-3134 2008-6-27 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
Chisana Chisana Airport Tok 40-Mile Air Cessna 185/206/207 $74,345 1998-4574 2010-4-15 02012-05-31 May 31, 2012
Circle Circle City Airport Fairbanks Warbelow's Air Ventures Piper Navajo $101,680 1998-3621 2009-9-17 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
Cordova Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport Anchorage, Juneau Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 $2,726,212 1998-4899 2009-2-3 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
Elfin Cove Elfin Cove Seaplane Base Juneau Alaska Seaplane Service de Havilland Beaver $92,886 2002-11586 2007-9-7 02011-05-31 May 31, 2011
Excursion Inlet Excursion Inlet Seaplane Base Juneau Wings of Alaska Cessna 206/207 $34,659 2002-12014 2008-8-16 02010-08-31 August 31, 2010
Funter Bay Funter Bay Seaplane Base Juneau Ward Air Cessna 185/206
/de Havilland Beaver
$8,640 1997-3134 2008-6-27 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
Gulkana Gulkana Airport Anchorage Ellis Air Taxi [2] Piper Navajo
/Cessna 441
$251,300 1995-492 2008-12-19 02011-01-31 January 31, 2011
Gustavus Gustavus Airport Juneau Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 $340,777 1998-4899 2009-2-3 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
Healy Lake Healy River Airport Fairbanks 40-Mile Air Cessna 206/207 $98,915 1998-3546 2010-4-15 02012-05-31 May 31, 2012
Hydaburg Hydaburg Seaplane Base Ketchikan Taquan Air de Havilland Beaver $86,755 1999-6245 2007-10-12 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Icy Bay Icy Bay Airport Yakutat Alsek Air Service Cessna 206 $39,000 1996-2009 2008-7-28 02010-10-31 October 31, 2010
Kake Kake Airport Juneau Wings of Alaska Cessna 208 $314,302 2008-0217 2008-8-16 02010-08-31 August 31, 2010
Karluk Karluk Airport Kodiak Island Air Service
Servant Air
Britten-Norman BN-2A $44,349
0
2004-19342 2010-2-15 TBD[8]
N/A
Kitoi Bay Kitoi Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Lake Minchumina Minchumina Airport Fairbanks Everts Air Piper PA-32
/Cessna 208
$42,560 2008-0237 2008-9-21 02010-10-31 October 31, 2010
Manley Hot Springs Manley Hot Springs Airport Fairbanks Warbelow's Air Ventures Cessna 206/207 $42,085 2004-17563 2008-7-20 02010-08-31 August 31, 2010
May Creek May Creek Airport Gulkana Ellis Air Taxi Cessna 185/206 $86,676 1996-2009 2008-12-19 02011-01-31 January 31, 2011
McCarthy McCarthy Airport Gulkana Ellis Air Taxi Cessna 185/206 $86,676 1996-2009 2008-12-19 02011-01-31 January 31, 2011
Minto Minto Airport Fairbanks Warbelow's Air Ventures Cessna 206/207 $42,085 2004-17563 2008-7-20 02010-08-31 August 31, 2010
Moser Bay Moser Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Nikolski Nikolski Air Station Dutch Harbor PenAir Grumman Goose
/Piper T-1040
$469,786 1995-363 2008-3-36 02010-06-30 June 30, 2010
Olga Bay Olga Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Pelican Pelican Seaplane Base Juneau Alaska Seaplane Service de Havilland Beaver $92,886 2002-11586 2007-9-7 02011-05-31 May 31, 2011
Petersburg Petersburg James A. Johnson Airport Juneau, Ketchikan Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 $673,598 1998-4899 2009-2-3 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
Port Alexander Port Alexander Seaplane Base Sitka Harris Aircraft Services [3] Cessna 185 $60,083 1999-6244 2009-12-3 02012-02-29 February 29, 2012
Port Bailey Port Bailey Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Port William Port Williams Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Rampart Rampart Airport Fairbanks Warbelow's Air Ventures Piper Navajo $86,701 2008-0201 2008-9-20 02010-09-30 September 30, 2010
San Juan/Uganik San Juan (Uganik) Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Seal Bay Seal Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Tenakee Tenakee Seaplane Base Juneau Alaska Seaplane Service de Havilland Beaver $63,748 2006-25542 2008-12-27 02011-01-31 January 31, 2011
West Point West Point Village Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Wrangell Wrangell Airport Juneau, Ketchikan Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 $673,598 1998-4899 2009-2-3 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
Yakutat Yakutat Airport Anchorage, Juneau Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 $2,726,212 1998-4899 2009-2-3 02011-04-30 April 30, 2011
Zachar Bay Zachar Bay Seaplane Base Kodiak Island Air Service Cessna 206 $13,006 2000-6945 2009-4-23 02011-10-31 October 31, 2011
Current Total: $12,406,148

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Essential Air Service Program, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
  2. ^ Federal Subsidies Keep Small-Town Airports Flying. 18 Nov 2009.
  3. ^ Bailey, Jeff (2006-10-06). "Subsidies Keep Airlines Flying to Small Towns". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/06/business/06boonies.htm. Retrieved 2006-10-06. 
  4. ^ "US Subsidized EAS Report - June 1, 2009". U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Aviation & International Affairs. http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/x-50%20Role_files/090601nonalaska.htm. 
  5. ^ "Alaskan Subsidized EAS Report - June 1, 2009". U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Aviation & International Affairs. http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/x-50%20Role_files/090601alaska.htm. 
  6. ^ "Regulations.gov". Federal Docket Management System. http://www.regulations.gov/. 
  7. ^ The rate will expire at the end of the 24th month after the carrier inaugurates full EAS at this airport.
  8. ^ Island Air Service will be subsidized until its successor begins EAS.


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