SeaPort Airlines to fly into Jonesboro

Jonesboro, AR  (KAIT) - SeaPort Airlines of Portland, Oregon accepted the Federal Government's bid to provide Essential Air Service to Arkansas.

The airline says it will accept the $6 million bid to provide daily service from Jonesboro, Hot Springs, Harrison, and El Dorado to Memphis for two years beginning October 1.  The contract offers 18 flights during the week and reduced service on weekends.  The company will fly 9 seat Pilatus PC-12 airplanes.

The U.S. Department of Transportation selected SeaPort from several airlines that petitioned the government to provide the Essential Air Service to Arkansas.