Joplin Loses Second EAS Airline

 

Bad news for our friends in Joplin...

 

The Joplin Globe reports, "A disruption in commercial air service already was on the horizon for the Joplin Regional Airport, but an announcement Monday seemed to put its scope more in question. City officials disclosed that the airline that recently was awarded the Joplin contract has backed out of the agreement."

 

Air service in Joplin has been subsidized by the federal government under a program called Essential Air Service. Problem is, the airline economy is so bad, even a subsidy won't keep service in many small markets.

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