Smith statement on PenAir discontinuing service in Kearney, North Platte, and Scottsbluff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today after PenAir announced it has filed a request with the Department of Transportation to end Essential Air Service routes between Denver and Kearney, North Platte, and Scottsbluff.

“Commercial air service is necessary to connect rural communities with the national transportation network, and today’s announcement from PenAir on discontinuing its service in Kearney, North Platte, and Scottsbluff is causing understandable concern among Nebraskans,” Smith said. “I have long supported the Essential Air Service and fought against federal regulations threatening our small airports.

 

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