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Two Airlines Competing for Sioux Gateway Subsidy


Two airlines are now in the running against each other for subsidized routes to and from Sioux City and Chicago.

United and American Airlines have put in new bids for a two year Essential Air Service contract at Sioux Gateway Airport.

American Airlines currently has a $1.5 million subsidy contract with Sioux Gateway, but it's offering to significantly cut that number to about $611,000 in its new  bid.

United Airlines has proposed a $1.4 million subsidy.

Each carrier would fly 50-seat regional jets and maintain the 13 flights per week required by the government.

The public will get a chance to comment about the proposals to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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