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By Tim Leeds 

Essential Air Service funding passes Congress


Montana's senior U.S. senator, Democrat Max Baucus, Monday applauded the passage of the Federal Aviation Administration authorization, which includes authorization and one-year's funding of Essential Air Service.

EAS subsidizes air flights to small communities where airlines could not profitably operate passenger service, including in Havre.

"Whether on the ground or in the air, Montana jobs depend on transportation," Baucus said in a press release. "This compromise will make sure Eastern Montana has the air service it needs to take advantage of the oil boom, and places like West Yellowst...

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