FAA postpones SkyWest jet service to Cedar City

Jan 13, 2012

The Federal Aviation Committee has thrown up a roadblock to the plan announced last fall to introduce a 50-seat regional jet to replace the twice daily turbo-prop service in and out of the city. SkyWest Jet Service was scheduled to come to Cedar City's airport on January 2, but the FAA has insisted upon more study. Charter jets already use Cedar City's airport, but the feds insist that a full environmental assessment of daily scheduled jet service must be completed.  SkyWest spokesperson Marissa Snow promised to do all possible to assist in expediting the assessment.  Airport Manager Russ Volk expressed disappointment after the city has worked so hard to improve air travel into Utah's festival city. SkyWest services Cedar City under an essential air service agreement with the FAA.