House adopts Essential Air Services resolution

Jun 15, 2017

LANSING, MI--   The Michigan House has adopted a resolution introduced by Representative Beau LaFave urging the president and Congress to continue fully funding the Essential Air Services program. 

Representative Beau LaFave

The program provides smaller communities around the country with commercial airline services.

President Trump had recommended cuts to the program’s budget, which would affect five airports in the U.P

The Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 gave airlines the freedom to select the markets they wanted to serve. Congress created the Essential Air Services program as a response to ensure that smaller communities would not lose commercial airline services.