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Bluffs council to consider letter of support for preferred EAS carrier

Bluffs council to consider letter of support for preferred EAS carrier

The Scottsbluff city council Monday was expected to consider a  letter of support for one of the six airlines that submitted essential air service bids last week.

The letter will be included as part of the County Airport Authority’s recommendation Tuesday. Without specifically naming the airline, City Manager Nathan Johnson told KNEB News he believes they are thinking along the same lines.

Johnson said,  “I have been in close contact with Darwin Skelton at the Airport Authority Board, and we feel we are on the same page.  There is one bid that sticks out in making sure we have reliable service and also ties in with a major company. Flying under that flagship partnership I think is critical in this environment. ”

The Scotts Bluff County Commissioners had consideration of a similar letter on their agenda, but opted to wait until the county Airport Authority discusses the six bids received and makes  a recommendation Tuesday before signing their own letter of support.

The Airport Authority will meet Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

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