The Salina, Kansas Airport Authority has announced increased enplanement numbers on their route to Kansas City served by SeaPort Airlines.
While U.S. Department of Transportation essential air service (EAS) program contracts are coming up for bid across the nation, more and more communities, according to the Authority, are finding that like Salina, SeaPort Airlines fits their needs with right-sized aircraft and flight schedules tailored to their needs.
More than 250 people flew from Salina to Kansas City on SeaPort in May, making it the airline’s most successful month since beginning service in April 2010. This is the second time in three months enplanements have topped 200 and the numbers continue to climb.
SeaPort has started its second year of service at Salina with the airline’s best month by boarding 254 passengers and according to Salina Airport Authority Executive Director Tim Rogers, A.A.E. its from providing reliable daily service, excellent customer service and low fares. Using that model, SeaPort is attracting new customers every day. In fact, according to Rogers, SeaPort is exceeding expectations. He predicts that Seaport’s boardings will soon exceed 300 per month.
The Airport Authority, in a recent release said that passengers have sent unsolicited thank you notes, emails and voicemails raving about their experiences with the airline and the customer service both in the air and on the ground.
SeaPort Airlines is a scheduled commuter airline, operating more than 100 total daily scheduled flights within Tennessee, Arkansas, Oregon, Washington, Kansas, Missouri, and Alaska.
The Salina Municipal Airport is the only commercial service airport serving Salina/Saline County and the 22-county area, which comprises North Central Kansas. The airport also services the corporate, business, private aviation and flight training needs of industry, business and individuals in the area.