July 3, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 27

Silver Airways Taking Off For Good

Essential Air Service Up In The Air Again

The airline that provides Essential Air Service to Glasgow and other small cities in Montana has decided to leave the state. Silver Airways notified the U.S. Department of Transportation that it will not bid for another two-year contract and will stop flying scheduled service in Montana on Sept. 27.

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Part of the reason for Silver’s departure is the upcoming termination of EAS subsidies to Lewistown and Miles City on July 15, leaving only five cities in the program: Glasgow, Wolf Point, Glendive, Havre and Sidney.

The company’s statement said the airline wants to focus on flying in their...

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