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Contour Airlines is a regional airline based in Smyrna, TN. All Contour Airlines flights are public charters sold and operated by its parent company, Contour Aviation. It’s now expanding its route network with three new flights from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) on August 1st.
The three new routes are being added as part of the government’s Essential Air Service (EAS) program. It provides grants for airlines to operate routes to smaller, underserved airports. All three of these destinations qualify for this program and will offer 12x weekly flights between each destination. These include:
- Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois (MWA)
- Kirksville Regional Airport (IRK)
- Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport (OWB)
Each of Contour’s new destinations were previously served by Cape Air from Nashville International Airport (BNA) and St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL). None of these destinations have ever had scheduled service to Chicago.
Anthony’s Take: There have been a lot of new carriers and existing, smaller airlines adding service to underserved cities and new markets lately. I’m not sure why Cape Air dropped these routes, but wish Contour luck.
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