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Bids for airport carriers postponed

12/3/2013

Bids for Hays Regional Airport's new carrier contract were not published Tuesday as planned.

Kevin Adams, industry economist with the U.S. Department of Transportation, said the new deadline for bids is Monday because SkyWest Airlines requested an extension. Great Lakes Airlines is the airport's current carrier.

Hays is among five Kansas communities accepting airline subsidies through the DOT's Essential Air Service program. Dodge City, Garden City, Great Bend and Liberal also participate.