Civil Reserve Air Fleet Program

The NY Times has a good article today looking at the Civil Reserve Air Fleet Program, where US carriers provide planes and crew for the military to transport troops to war zones. Since the Iraq conflict began, the government has paid more than $600 million to US carriers participating in this program, including $123 million to ATA and $90 million to World Airways. As an added bonus, the government was paying a higher fare per seat mile than commercial passengers.

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