How Does the Federal Government Subsidize Air Service to Small Communities?

January 31, 2018

Today the Eno Center for Transportation released the tenth policy brief in the Eno Aviation Insights series – How does the federal government subsidize air service to small communities?

Across the United States, the smallest of airports usually do not have enough demand to maintain commercial air service. So for nearly 40 years, the federal government has been funding air travel to and from small communities.

Eno’s latest Aviation Insights brief examines the Essential Air Service Program (EAS) – the program that subsidizes these flights.

Read the full brief here.

Eno Aviation Insights answers the questions that the media and consumers regularly ask but are difficult to dissect. These policy briefs not only look at system-wide averages, but also discern what is happening in markets across the United States.

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