SeaPort Airlines

SeaPort Airlines has been chosen to provide commercial service from Great Bend in central Kansas.

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued an order Monday granting the Portland, Oregon-based airline a two-year contract under the federal Essential Air Service program.

The contract calls for 18 round-trip flights per week, including two daily flights to Wichita and one to Kansas City on weekdays.

Three weekend flights are also planned.