There are many reasons that we believe that our connection to Chicago via United Express is the best possible connection for Paducah.
Under EAS Guidelines, any airline serving Paducah must provide 70 seats a day of service 6 days a week to a medium or large sized hub.
In our case the most viable options would be service to Nashville, St. Louis, Chicago Atlanta, Dallas, Charlotte, or Houston.
In terms of aviation, the 80's and early 90's spoiled us. There were a dozen major airlines, falling all over themselves and each other, racing to carry as many people as they could, at any cost.
Even if it meant operating at a loss to do it. This was a boon for the flying public as it meant connections everywhere, to hub cities and smaller communities on major airlines.