Big Sky Airlines Dropping Three Routes Next Week

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Big Sky Airlines continues to drop routes.

Officials say that after Tuesday, Big Sky no longer will fly to three cities: Bozeman, Boise, Idaho, and Portland, Oregon. Big Sky ended its East Coast operations early this week.

Spokesman Fred deLeeuw says that in Montana, the airline will continue serving Helena, Billings, Missoula and seven airports that are in the federally subsidized Essential Air Service system.

Big Sky is the primary, remaining business of Minnesota-based MAIR Holdings, which has said announced it will liquidate. Great Lakes Airlines, which is based in Wyoming, says it will take over Big Sky’s Essential Air Service routes in Montana.

Meanwhile, some Big Sky employees are attempting to buy the airline.