Essential Air Service proposals sought for Pierre; city's current air service is unreliable


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PIERRE, South Dakota — The federal government is seeking proposals from airlines to see what it would cost to provide subsidized service in Pierre.

The Transportation Department wants proposals from carriers who could fly between Pierre and a major hub such as Minneapolis or Denver through the Essential Air Service program. The deadline is Oct. 15.

Great Lakes Airlines currently serves Pierre, but the carrier has had to cancel or delay many flights because of a lack of pilots. The airline cites new federal regulations for the pilot shortage.

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