The growing number of small US airlines may suggest the industry is on the cusp of a regional airline renaissance, but regional executives say such descriptions are premature.  Small US regional airlines include Advanced Air, Boutique Air, Cape Air, Contour Airlines, Southern Airways Express, Tailwind Air and Via Airlines. Many are chasing essential air service (EAS) subsidies, while others, like Silver Airways and Tropic Ocean Airways, focus on intrastate and intraregional services, ...

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