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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

SeaPort Airlines essential air service to Hot Springs

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued an order yesterday re-selecting Portland-based SeaPort Airlines to provide subsidized Essential Air Service (EAS) at El Dorado/Camden, Harrison and Hot Springs, Arkansas for a new four-year term. A copy of the order is attached.

SeaPort Airlines has been Hot Springs’ EAS provider since 2009.  It provides service to Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Harrison, Arkansas; and Kansas City, Missouri from Hot Springs Memorial Field.  Seaport operates a Pilatus PC-12, a single engine turbo prop commuter airplane which seats 9 passengers.

“I was pleased to see that SeaPort was again selected by the DOT to provide subsidized Essential Air Service for Hot Springs,” said Airport Director George Downie.  “They have proven that they are willing to work with the Arkansas communities and the general public to provide the best service possible with their limited flights.  SeaPort has an excellent reliability record.  I look forward to working with SeaPort to continue providing Hot Springs residents and visitors with dependable air service.”  

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