Airports in Scottsbluff and North Platte see EAS contract renewed

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. - (KNEP) - The Western Nebraska Regional Airport is one of two in the state to see the renewal of the Essential Air Service contract.

Western Nebraska Regional Airport and North Platte Regional Airport receive three-year contract extension of EAS (Source KNEP)

Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer, who sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation last month, stated the contract will provide SkyWest the EAS support for the next three years.

The contract will also renew the service at the North Platte Regional Airport.

Upon the news, Fischer said, “Nebraska’s small airports connect our families and businesses to the rest of the world, and the EAS program is critical to maintaining air service in our rural areas. After sending a letter in support of this action, I am happy to see that SkyWest has been awarded a three-year contract to operate out of Scottsbluff and North Platte. This is a good thing for those communities and our state’s economy.”