SkyWest Staying in Paducah for Two More Years

May 16, 2012

Regional jet service provider SkyWest extended their contract for Chicago jet service with Barkley Regional Airport for another two years. 

Airport spokeswoman Jackie Jones says the contract is made possible by the Essential Air Service subsidy from the Department of Transportation. The subsidy pays for about $43 of each passenger’s ticket on the flights to make the service more affordable. The service started in 2010 and is the only jet air connection to an international airport in the region.