Air Alliance considers sales tax

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — Air service to ski towns is proof of the old adage, “You have to spend money to make money.” People who fly into ski resorts generally stay longer and spend more money than those who drive. That makes air service critical to the economic health of those resorts. For years, Eagle County has depended on the year-to-year generosity of local businesses and governments. But an economic slump, airline consolidation and a gradual switch to smaller airplanes has cost the Eagle County Regional Airport almost 100,000 incoming airline seats since 2007, from a high of just more than …

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