- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) - Members of the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport Board have asked SeaPort Airlines to withdraw its service from the airport because of unsatisfactory performance in Muscle Shoals.

Local media outlets report that the airport’s board unanimously voted on Tuesday to request that the airline voluntarily remove its service.

The Oregon-based airline began offering four daily flights to Nashville in January, but reduced its flight schedule to one daily flight earlier this summer.

SeaPort, which operates in Muscle Shoals under a $1.7 million subsidy through the Essential Air Service Program, has been plagued by delays and canceled flights, much of it because of a nationwide pilot’s shortage also affecting other regional airlines.

SeaPort Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development Tim Sieber did not respond to the TimesDaily’s request for comment.

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