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Essential Air Service (EAS)

Glen Barentine, airport director at Hot Springs Memorial Field
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Airport Director Glen Barentine Enjoys Life on the HOT Seat

Glen Barentine, the airport director at Hot Springs Memorial Field, says the pandemic may have lasting effects on air travel, including increased charters. read more >
Southern Airways Express flies to El Dorado, Hot Springs and Harrison.
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Southern Airways Keeps Bringing EAS Reliability to 3 Cities

Southern Airways Express retains its Essential Air Service contracts in Arkansas and continues to be highly reliable despite a pandemic that has pummeled the industry, officials say. read more >
Boone County Regional Airport in Harrison
Government & Politics / Transportation

EAS-y Does It (Editorial)

Is air service essential enough that taxpayers should subsidize private companies because there isn’t enough consumer demand? The cities and airports served by EAS, in Arkansas and elsewhere, don’t struggle to answer that question at all. And Congress is on their side. read more >
Airport Director Glen Barentine, left, with Southern Airways Express pilots Terry Thomason and Faafouina Faaiu in front of their Cessna 208B, which they use to fly up to nine passengers per trip between Hot Springs and Dallas.
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At HOT, High Fliers Meet High RollersLock Icon

The airport code is HOT, and these days it’s both an identifier and a description: Traffic, revenue and optimism are climbing at Hot Springs Memorial Field. read more >
A Southern Airways Express airplane on the ground at Boone County Regional Airport.
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Southern Airways Express Delivers EAS Reliability in 3 Towns

Southern Airways Express LLC has seen its passenger traffic climb since it began offering flights in Arkansas in early 2017. read more >
Tim Johnson, manager of the South Arkansas Regional Airport in El Dorado, says that the airport commission’s choice for a provider would be better for the community’s needs.
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El Dorado Airport Awaits Decision On Airline Service Provider

Whether passengers will soon be flying again from the South Arkansas Regional Airport in El Dorado is up in the air as the U.S. Department of Transportation reviews the community’s appeal of the airline selected to provide subsidized Essential Air Service. read more >