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Two Airlines Competing for Sioux Gateway Subsidy

SIOUX CITY, IA -

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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