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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 >
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El Dorado Airport to Appeal Southern Airways Selection

The Department of Transportation chooses Southern Airways Express LLC of Memphis to service three Arkansas airports left in the lurch after the September bankruptcy of SeaPort Airlines. read more >
Government & Politics / Tourism / Transportation

3 Arkansas Airports Await Approval of New Airline Contracts

Three Arkansas airports left in the lurch after the September bankruptcy of SeaPort Airlines have recommended new contracts to Contour Airlines of Smyrna, Tennessee, and Boutique Air of San Francisco, California. read more >
Boone County Regional Airport in Harrison
Transportation

Boone County Airport Board Selects Contour Airlines for EAS

The Boone County Airport Board has recommended that the Department of Transportation award Contour Airlines of Smyrna, Tennessee, the contract for its essential air service. read more >
Boone County Regional Airport in Harrison
Transportation

4 Airlines To Make Proposal for Service at Harrison Airport

The Boone County Airport manager says four airlines plan to make proposals for service at the Harrison airport, which has been without commercial flights after SeaPort Airlines filed for bankruptcy last month. read more >

Serving 3 Arkansas Airports, SeaPort Airlines Closes

A regional airline that provided flights for three small airports in Arkansas is ceasing operations as it faces bankruptcy liquidation. read more >
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Subsidies Bolstered List of Busiest Airports in Arkansas

The four Arkansas airports that saw the biggest rise in passenger boardings in 2011 had one thing in common: government-subsidized air service offered through SeaPort Airlines Inc. read more >
Media & Marketing

Laura Allen To Edit SeaPort Airline’s Magazine

The Diamond Agency of El Dorado announced last week that Laura Allen will serve as managing editor of Cloud 9, an in-flight magazine the agency publishes for SeaPort Airlines. read more >