Airlines vie to fly out of Massena

Airlines vie to fly out of Massena
Massena International Airport (Source: WWNY)

MASSENA, N.Y. (WWNY) - Airlines hoping to fly out of Massena International Airport have made their pitch.

The Massena Town Board heard their plans Monday and now has a decision to make.

Boutique Air is the airport’s current Essential Air Service (EAS) provider, but their contract ends after next March.

Now, they’re up against Cape Air and Southern Airways Express to see who the next provider will be.

EAS is a federal program providing subsidies to smaller rural airports.

The Massena Town Board will recommend which airline they want the U.S. Department of Transportation to award the contract to.

Town supervisor Steve O’Shaugnessey says their decision will be made at a special meeting on December 1.

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