Gov’t pays for empty flights to rural airports, including Glendive, Mont.

August 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm in The Dickinson Press

On some days, the pilots with Great Lakes Airlines fire up a twin-engine Beechcraft 1900 at the Ely, Nev., airport and depart for Las Vegas without a single passenger on board. And the federal government pays them to do it.
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