09.29.15

Daines Announces Renewal of Cape Air Service for Montana Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today announced that Cape Air has been re-approved as the Essential Air Service (EAS) provider for airports in Glasgow, Glendive, Havre, Sidney and Wolf Point.

“Cape Air provides Montana’s community airports in Glasgow, Glendive, Havre, Sidney and Wolf Point with critical transportation services. It has proven to be a reliable and badly needed service for a number of Montana’s rural communities,” Daines stated. “As a commuter air carrier, Cape Air makes it easier to do business and travel in eastern Montana. I’m pleased by the Department of Transportation's excellent decision to renew Cape Air as the Essential Air Service provider for these communities.”

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) selected Cape Air to continue to provide EAS for Glasgow, Glendive, Havre, Sidney and Wolf Point at a three percent increase in annual subsidy for each year of the four year EAS contract. The current annual combined DOT subsidy is $11,950,426.    

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