Fate of Minnesota’s small airports tied up in latest fight on Capitol Hill

Rep. Chip Cravaack
Rep. Chip Cravaack

On May 1, 2010, there were 109 EAS contracts worth more than $163 million for airlines serving rural airports in the continental United States. That money comes from a special Aviation Trust Fund that is supported by taxes on aviation necessities like fuel and purchased planes, said Shaun Germolus, the executive director of the Chisholm-Hibbing Airport Authority.

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  1. Submitted by Darryle Owens on 07/21/2011 - 11:38 am.

    Why is the Federal government subsidizing air travel to regional airports anywhere? Why is it essential?

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