Passenger Traffic Continues to Climb in Arkansas

(September 1, 2011) – SeaPort Airlines today announced record passenger traffic during the month of August 2011 in each of the four Arkansas communities served.  Traffic in SeaPort’s Arkansas markets increased 94% total year-over-year, ranging from 48% at El Dorado to 200% at Jonesboro.

When SeaPort initiated service at Harrison, El Dorado, Hot Springs, and Jonesboro in October 2009, the communities had been without scheduled air service since 2007.  All four markets are served under the Essential Air Service program; however, continued growth has resulted in the addition of “speculative” flights above and beyond these EAS contracts in some of the Arkansas communities.

 SeaPort recently launched new service from Dallas to Hot Springs, El Dorado, and Harrison.

 “The growth in these Arkansas communities is a testament to the success that EAS is capable of.  The right carrier, with a combination of community partnerships, schedule, frequency, and increased connection options to the national transportation network, can make this program thrive,” said Rob McKinney—President SeaPort Airlines.

 Portland, Oregon-based SeaPort Airlines, Inc. operates daily scheduled flights in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. Reservations can be made by calling 888-573-2767, at www.SeaPortAirlines.com, or through all major GDS systems. SeaPort Airlines prides itself on its outstanding air service. Customers can expect to encounter a unique and personalized travel experience from the moment they arrive for check-in at the terminal until they reach their destination.

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SeaPort Airlines, Inc. offers scheduled passenger air service across 9 states. It’s air travel the way it should be – fast, friendly and convenient. Hometown service. Worldwide connections.
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