Scottsbluff airport board picks new carrier

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — The Scottsbluff airport board has selected a new carrier to provide subsidized flights to Denver International Airport.

The board voted Wednesday to recommend Aerodynamics Inc. to the U.S. Transportation Department, which makes the final decision on providers of Essential Air Service flights. Company officials hope to begin Scottsbluff service as soon as February.

The company has said it intends to provide 50-passenger jets for two Scottsbluff flights to Denver each weekday and one flight on Saturdays and Sundays. Aerodynamics' proposal beat those from the current service provider, Great Lakes Airlines, and bids from Boutique Air and Via Air.

Aerodynamics' corporate base is in Beachwood, Ohio.