AIR SERVICE BID

AIR SERVICE BID

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A SUBSIDIARY OF AMERICAN AIRLINES MADE ITS PITCH TO PROVIDE AIR SERVICE TO SIOUX CITY THURSDAY MORNING.

BRETT HOOYERINK  OF AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES SPOKE TO CITY LEADERS, INTERESTED CITIZENS AND THE AIRPORT BOARD AT CITY HALL.

THE CARRIER IS BIDDING FOR A TWO YEAR ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE CONTRACT TO PROVIDE TWO DAILY FLIGHTS FROM SIOUX CITY TO CHICAGO USING 50 PASSENGER REGIONAL JETS.

HOOYERINK SAYS AMERICAN WOULD USE THE CONTRACT TO MARKET  SELF-SUFFICIENT AIR SERVICE THAT WOULD REMAIN VIABLE AFTER THE TWO YEARS ARE UP:

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THAT INCLUDES RATES COMPETITIVE WITH AMERICAN’S SERVICE OUT OF OMAHA

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DAN KAPLAN HEADS SIOUX CITY’S AIRPORT BOARD, AND SAYS AMERICAN EAGLE HAS BEEN VERY PROACTIVE IN OFFERING TO PROVIDE FLIGHTS HERE:

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DELTA AIRLINES CURRENTLY PROVIDES TWO DAILY FLIGHTS TO MINNEAPOLIS AND IS ALSO BIDDING FOR THE SUBSIDY.

KAPLAN SAYS DELTA AIRLINES HASN’T COMMITTED LONG TERM TO SIOUX CITY EVEN IF THEY WIN THE E-A-S BID. 
  
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KAPLAN SAYS DELTA WILL MAKE ITS BID PRESENTATION NEXT WEEK