Big Sky a Symbol of Rural Air Carrier Perils Montana-based Big Sky Airlines' decision to shut down highlights a debate over federal subsidies for carriers serving smaller communities. Big Sky's demise was forced by high fuel costs and a lack of regular passengers.

Big Sky a Symbol of Rural Air Carrier Perils

Big Sky a Symbol of Rural Air Carrier Perils

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The decision by Montana-based Big Sky Airlines to shut down highlights a debate over federal subsidies for carriers serving smaller communities. Big Sky's demise was forced by high fuel costs and a lack of regular passengers.

Brian Mann reports for North Country Public Radio.