Southern, Cape Air, Air Choice One, and Boutique presented their EAS options to Owensboro last night. All included flights to STL. Some had a combination of STL and ATL/BNA/ORD. Some had no STL.
Cape was the cheapest subsidy and cheapest airfare. They offered STL and BNA. So I would guess this would be the favorite just because DOT usually likes to go with the cheapest subsidy.
Even more, Cape Air has designed a brand new fleet of Tecnam P2012 Traveller planes specifically for Owensboro’s airport, Bonney said. The planes would also feature nine seats for passengers. Cape Air would offer the lowest subsidy cost ($1.99 million) of all four carriers, as well as a new ticket office in downtown Owensboro.
“This is the first new purpose-designed commuter aircraft in 40 years,” Bonney said. “We have the lowest fares. We’re currently averaging $38 per flight in this market. Our planes and pilots are based in Owensboro.”https://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news ... a0990.html
Bigger news to me is that Southern would add a STL-MEM flight. Which would be nice. I didn't get the vibe from the article that Owenboro would go with that option though when they have two nonstop cities options.
Southern Airways would offer flights to St. Louis (21 per week) or to Chicago, but recommended the airport’s board of directors to consider the St. Louis option first, offering a deal that would include trips from St. Louis to Memphis.
“This worked really well for us in the past — we’d offer free tickets from Owensboro to St. Louis if you buy a ticket from St. Louis to Memphis,” Little said.https://www.owensborotimes.com/features ... owensboro/
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