Vail attaches strings to funding of flights

By scott miller

VAIL — When Air Canada announced last year it would bring winter service to the Eagle County Regional Airport, it was seen as something of a gift. This season, it’s time to pay. Most airlines that start new routes ask communities for “revenue guarantees” so they won’t lose money on those routes. Air Canada doesn’t usually ask for those guarantees, but it did lose money on its first season of service to Eagle County. The airline recently informed county airport officials that it would need a $115,000 revenue guarantee to continue even scaled-back service to the valley. Without it, the …

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