Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Department of Transportation announced it has selected SkyWest Airlines to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) to Massena and Ogdensburg, New York. SkyWest will use a 50-passenger Canadair Regional Jet to provide twelve round trips per community each week to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. This two-year contract will enable North Country residents to reach two of the country’s major transportation hubs. Sky West Airlines will receive a total annual subsidy of $5,997,626.

“The U.S. Department of Transportation’s decision to award SkyWest Airlines EAS funds is a huge win for the North Country,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Not only will the communities of Massena and Ogdensburg have more travel options, but these added flights will attract more tourists to our region, which will in turn bolster economic development in the region. My office diligently advocated for this award, and I’m thrilled to see it has come to fruition.”

Additionally, Congresswoman Stefanik sent a letter of support for this order to DOT. That letter can be viewed below.

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