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Only SkyWest is Bidding to Replace Mesa Airlines in Cedar City

Only SkyWest is Bidding to Replace Mesa Airlines in Cedar City



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CEDAR CITY (AP) -- So far, only one airline is bidding for Cedar City's business.

St. George-based SkyWest seems to be the only airline interested -- and that's just fine with Steve Farmer, the manager of Cedar City Regional Airport.

A little more than a year ago, Mesa Airlines underbid SkyWest for the Cedar City air contract. But after a year of repeated delays or canceled flights, Farmer says he just wants SkyWest back.

The U.S Department of Transportation will begin soliciting bids next week.

SkyWest served Cedar City for 30-plus years before the USDOT -- against the wishes of city and state leaders -- awarded the contract to Mesa in January 2006.

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Information from: The Spectrum

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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