Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3802 posts, RR: 29 Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1010 times:
In browsing a recent edition of OAG, I notice that regionals who codeshare with the hub-and-spoke majors, as well as some who operate idependently with their own flight numbers, operate to some points that would seem to be non-profit routes without some level of subsidy.
Are there indeed any routes within the U.S. that are considered Essential Air Service (EAS) and therefore the carriers who operate these services are reimbursed by governemental agencies for the service they provide? If so, what are some examples of EAS routes and the carriers who fly them?
Ouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4541 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 972 times:
Mesa has taken over several of the former Big Sky routes that are in Texas and Oklahoma (Enid and Ponca City...about 150,100 miles NE/N of OKC). The flights are operated under Mesa Airlines - just like their ABQ hub. However these flights are no longer part of any major network airline, as the HP code-share was dropped when the routes were transfered.
Big Sky was mentioned above...these routes will likely get Northwest codes plopped on them (if they aren't already) since Big Sky is now owned by Mesaba Holdings.
Any opinion/comment posted is that of my own and not that of Southwest Airlines Co.