This was a surprise.
Although operating from VGT, Scenic has done well in some of the smaller markets and just announced they would start non-EAS subsidized flights between Merced and Reno beginning this week. All Scenic cities have seen growth and I know people who have used the VIS service to connect to other flights at LAS.
But it appears that Scenic will end all passenger flights in late summer. They plan on returning to operating only Grand Canyon sight-seeing flights.
It appears Scenic has been hit hard by fuel costs plus it will returning aircraft when the leases are up in July and has not found any replacement aircraft.
The move means they will end flights at Elko, Ely, Visalia, and Merced. All are EAS cities and so the DOT will start taking service proposals from other airlines in the next few weeks.
Mesa Air Group and Great Lakes Airlines both look to be interested in some or all of the Scenic cities.
[Edited 2006-05-17 16:36:43]