Prescott looking for carrier with larger aircraft at airport

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(Source: City of Prescott) (Source: City of Prescott)
PRESCOTT, AZ (AP) -

City officials say they're putting the brakes on efforts toward interim commercial service at the Prescott Municipal Airport.

They're hoping the end result will be service by a carrier that offers larger aircraft, possibly in the 50-seat range.

Prescott Airport Director Robin Sobotta says that after an active week of discussions with the Department of Transportation, both sides agreed to abandon the interim air service contract process that had been underway.

In its place, the city is opting for a long-term contract of two years or more with an airline that may provide larger aircraft.

The city is considering how best to replace the commercial airline service that went away with Great Lakes Airlines' suspension of service last month.

The City Council is scheduled to discuss the matter on Tuesday.

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