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Airport board chooses jet service

 

July 24, 2021

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Marc Hesting, left, director of finance for Denver Air Connection, talks with Gogebic-Iron County Airport Board member James Byrns at the airport on Thursday, as fellow board members Jim Lorenson, Dan Siirila, Brandon Snyder and Patrick Hanson talk with Jon Coleman, director of business development for Denver Air, wearing sunglasses. The airline unanimously selected Denver Air as the recommended Essential Air Service provider and bring jet service to Ironwood again with the 50 seat Embraer ERJ-145, pictured above, or a 30 seat Fairchild-Dornier 328 jet.

By TOM LAVENTURE

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IRONWOOD - The Gogebic-Iron County Airport Board will recommend a jet service carrier to become the next Essential Air Service (EAS) provider, following meetings with three applicant airlines on Thursday.

The decision to choose Denver Air Connection over the two other applicants that provide propeller airplane service was partly to increase boardings and grow regional air service in the long term, according to member comments. The other was the belief that providing jet service would attract more potential flyers to and from the area and restor...



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