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By Deb Fischer
U.S. Senator, Nebraska 

Access To Air Travel


January 19, 2018

Small and regional airports throughout Nebraska serve as the connection between rural communities and their families, the economy, and the world. They also act as access points that help attract business and move people quickly. Our airports enable us to compete in a global economy. Without them, Nebraskans in many parts of our state would be hundreds of miles and hours away from the nearest airport.

The Essential Air Service (EAS) program ensures air travel remains available in rural communities. The Department of Transportation provides funding through the EAS program to support regional...

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