Friday, December 13, 2013

SkyWest Airlines Will Provide Utah Flights between Salt Lake City and Moabin 2014

SkyWest Airlines Selected to Provide Essential Air Service at Canyonlands Field-Moab
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) notified Senator Orrin Hatch today that SkyWest Airlines was selected to provide subsidized Essential Air Service at Canyonlands Field at the Moab Airport under a two-year contract.  Dianne Browning in Senator Hatch’s office writes, “We are thrilled that community impact was heeded in this selection.  Senator Hatch was pleased to be of service during the selection process.”
Proposals from SkyWest, Great Lakes, and Boutique Airlines were submitted to the Essential Air Service Division, Office of Aviation Analysis of the USDOT in August of this year.
SkyWest Airlines, operating under legacy carrier Delta Airlines, plans to use 30-passenger, pressurized aircraft. This larger capacity aircraft will undoubtedly provide increased enplanements at Canyonlands Field.  SkyWest’s proposed schedule includes service to Salt Lake City, and plans are for 12 round trip flights per week. The official schedule is yet to be determined.

The Grand County Council and the Grand County Airport Board believe that SkyWest Airlines has the reputation to restore confidence in the community to use and recommend commercial air service at Canyonlands Field. Community support for SkyWest Airlines has been overwhelming and positive.

The transition from Great Lakes Airlines to SkyWest Airlines is expected to take approximately 60 to 90 days.

Contact:               Kelly Braun, Grand County Airport Manager                       
Phone:                 435-259-4849                                                    
Fax:                        435-259-4860                    

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