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DOT awards EAS contracts to small Southwest carriers. (Regional News).(Essential Air Service contracts to Rio Grande Airways, Arizona Airways)(Brief Article)

Two small carriers, one of them lacking an operating certificate, won bids for Essential Air Service to communities in New Mexico and Arizona, beating out Mesa Air Group.

Rio Grande Airways won the EAS subsidy to provide service to Alamogordo, N.M. Arizona Airways, a charter carrier that lacks an operating certificate, won the EAS contract to provide service to Show Low, Aria., even though the community's first choice was Mesa. …

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