Flights to Nowhere

Number 24108
Subject Airports
Source CBS News
State NY
Year 2008
Publication Date 05/05/2008
Summary "Essential Air Services" paid airlines millions to fly near-empty planes to cities that most people have never heard of. Thirty years after the program began it has grown into a $127 million a year subsidy. It was found that the government pays for 2.4 million empty seats to be flown a year.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 6
Keywords airplane; fly route; tourist; travel; flight; airfare;
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