SkyWest Airlines to Terminate United Express Service at Twenty-Nine Locations

SkyWest Airlines has notified the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) that the airline intends to terminate United Express service at Salina, KS and twenty-eight other United Express communities. The SkyWest decision also impacts essential air service at the Kansas communities of Hays, Dodge City, and Liberal. The decision is not driven by any failure in the USDOT’s Essential Air Service Program (EAS) or the communities. The ongoing national pilot shortage has resulted in service cuts by all U.S. airlines. SkyWest lacks the pilots needed to meet demand and is reducing flying across its network.

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