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Air service returns to Great Bend

SeaPort official says airline glad to be part of community

Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, left, introduces Great Bend Police Department K-9 officer Adam Hales and the department’s new dog Kia during the City Council meeting Monday night. Hales and Kia returned from two weeks of training last Friday. Kia is a Belgian malinois and will handle drug ...

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SeaPort Airlines Chief Executive Officer Rob McKinney told the Great Bend City Council Monday night that the company is here to be active in the community as well as provide air service.
“We want people to come out and enjoy their local airport,” McKinney said. The carrier was recently awarded the two-year Essential Air Service contract to provide service at Great Bend by the United States Department of Transportation, replacing Great Lakes Aviation.
SeaPort started commercial air service this week from Great Bend to Wichita and Kansas City with 18 flights weekly. These connect Great Bend Municipal Airport to Wichita ...

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