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SkyWest awarded contracts for Devils Lake, Jamestown

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

Devils Lake and Jamestown will have air service connecting the towns with flights to Denver, members of the North Dakota congressional delegation announced Thursday.
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Great Lakes Aviation to serve Jamestown

January 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota’s congressional delegation says the federal Transportation Department has chosen Great Lakes Aviation to provide long-term service to Jamestown under the Essential Air Service subsidy program. Continue Reading

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Delta Airlines Meets Face to Face With Devils ake and Jamestown Community Leaders

September 1, 2011 in WDAZ

Representatives from Delta Airline say they will continue service to Devils Lake and Jamestown at least until the end of the year.
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What we think: Essential Air Service pays off at JRA

August 26, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

Just three locations in North Dakota including Jamestown receive funding under the federal Essential Air Service (EAS) program, which gives airlines incentive not to drop the lesser traveled routes. It’s a program that Congress should continue.
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Reid announces deal to end FAA shutdown

August 4, 2011 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says there is bipartisan compromise to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration that has left 74,000 transportation and construction workers idled.

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FAA shutdown is about more than Essential Air Service subsidies

August 4, 2011 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON (AP) – On the surface, the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is about whether to cut $16 million in air service subsidies, a pretty small amount in this town. Underneath are layers upon layers of political gamesmanship that, at its heart, is about whether Democrats or Republicans get to call the shots in Congress.
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OUR OPINION — Essential Air Service program needs reform

July 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Essential Air Service program badly needs reform. Otherwise, it’s likely to be eliminated, because when it comes to inefficient programs, Americans’ patience and checkbook both are running out. Continue Reading

Essential Air Service’s future subject of congressional negotiations

May 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate are negotiating the future of the Essential Air Service program. The outcome could affect several cities in the Dakotas and Minnesota. Continue Reading

U.S. Senate passes broad aviation bill

February 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A broad aviation bill that would advance modernization of the nation’s air traffic control system and boost airport construction was approved Thursday by the Senate. The bill was approved 87-8. A similar aviation bill cleared a House committee earlier this week.
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