Officials: 4 airlines seek to offer flights out of Quincy
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Officials say four airlines have submitted proposals to offer passenger service at Quincy Regional Airport.
The (Quincy) Herald-Whig reports Boutique Air, Air Choice One, Cape Air and SkyWest Airlines have filed paperwork with the U.S. Department of Transportation to offer flights. They have applied to be part of the Essential Air Service program, which gives subsidies to airlines offering passenger service to rural airports.
Quincy Regional Airport Director Sandra Shore says the city has until Aug. 9 to offer its recommendation to federal transportation officials who award the contract. Shore says officials are preparing two meetings in late July for airlines to present their proposals to the public.
Some of the airlines would offer flights to both Chicago and St. Louis.
SkyWest currently has a contract.
Information from: The Quincy Herald-Whig, http://www.whig.com