L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29892 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1987 times:
There is two of them, as been mentioned before. The answer for Evergreen International is currently cargo but hopefully not for long.
Evergreen International is known as a cargo only airline. However after the demise of Reeve Aleutian last year they bid and won an essential air service subsidy for the feds to replace the Reeve flights in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. There where in the process of trying to locate a Combi 727 or 737 so that they could begin service flying freight and passengers.
After September the 11 the FAA in their fit of insanity banned the transport of both freight and passengers on the same aircraft. This rule makes this Aleutian service completely unfeasable and is another classice example of how the Feds are completely off their rocker and attacking things that where not and never have been problems.
I belive Evergreen is working with the Alaskan Congressional delegation to get an exemption for not only the Aleutian service but combi service in general in the State Of Alaska. After that gets passed they will still need to locate a combi aircraft to start service.
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