JAMESTOWN – A new air service provider with a familiar destination will soon be serving passengers flying out of the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown.
On Tuesday, county officials announced that Sun Air will provide the service for the airport under the federally subsidized Essential Air Service (EAS) program. The Ft. Lauderdale, Florida airline will start offering daily flights from Chautauqua County to Pittsburgh International Airport starting October 1.
According to a media release from County Executive Vince Horrigan, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer – who was instrumental in protecting EAS funding for the airport – weighed in directly with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation to help keep passenger service available for Jamestown.
The new service on 10-seat planes starts October 1 with offering four flights on weekdays and two each on Saturday and Sunday.
The government has also ordered the current air service provider, Silver Airways, to continue providing service from Jamestown to Cleveland airport through September 30.
Earlier this year Silver Airways announced it was pulling service from several locations, including Jamestown, following the news that the Cleveland airport would be seeing a significant reduction in flights.