From the daily archives: Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The carriers have all applied to the US Department of Transportation to operate the route.

SkyWest, which currently operates the route, said passengers would continue to benefit from access to the United Airlines network.

The airline, which is asking for a $2.35 million annual subsidy, said it would continue to offer 13 round trip flights a week from Los Angeles, using a 30-seat EMB 120 turboprop.

SeaPort outlined three separate offers: 29 weekly round trips to San Diego; 17 weekly round trips to San Diego and 12 to Phoenix; or 17 weekly round trips to San Diego and 12 to Burbank/Los Angeles.

The carrier said it would require annual subsidies ranging from $1.9 million to $2.7 million and would operate the service using  a Cessna Caravan and a Pieper Chieftan.

Timothy Sieber, vice president for commercial, for SeaPort, said SeaPort’s proposals offered a 100% increase in the number of departures currently offered by SkyWest.

Sovereign said it would provide either 24 or 19 weekly round trips, with either 19-seat or 30-seat aircraft.

The carrier said it would require $1.85 million to $1.88 million in annual subsidies to operate the route.

 

While it is important to emphasize that the FBI’s investigation is actively continuing, there are strong preliminary indications that the death of United States Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie and the injury to a second agent were the result of an accidental shooting incident involving only the agents.

The FBI is utilizing all necessary investigative, forensic, and analytical resources in the course of this investigation. We thank the United States Customs and Border Protection, United States Border Patrol, and the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office for the challenging work they do every day and for their ongoing cooperation in this difficult matter. At the appropriate time, further information will be provided, but while the investigation continues, it would be inappropriate to comment any further at this time.

The FBI extends our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Nicholas Ivie and to our partners in the United States Border Patrol.

 
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