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Contour Officials Show Off Passenger Jet Ahead of Taking Over as Airport Carrier


Rick Boston

Contour CEO Matt Chaifetz (second row right) tells Altoona-Blair County Airport officials about the 30-seat passenger jet that will be servicing flyers out of the airport.

The Altoona-Blair County Airport is about to embark on a new era of passenger service when Contour Airlines, pending U.S. Department of Transportation approval, takes over as the airport's carrier in October.

Contour Airlines, headquartered in Smyrna, Tennessee, was approved by the Altoona-Blair County Airport Authority Board of Directors to enter an Essential Air Service agreement (EAS) with the airport and if approved, is expected to begin service on Oct. 1, taking over for current carrier Boutique Air, which has been the airport's carrier since January 2021.

Boutique had an EAS contract...

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