In an effort to attract more Canadian travelers, Plattsburgh International Airport will use federal subsidies to fly larger planes to Boston, according to a story in the Burlington Free Press. The upgrade presents competition to Burlington International Airport, which currently does not offer direct service to Boston. Colgan Air, Inc plans to fly 34-passenger turboprop planes between Plattsburgh and Boston up to three times daily. Currently, Plattsburgh’s service to Boston is through Cape Air, which covers the route using nine-passenger aircraft. $2.1 million yearly in subsidies provided by the Essential Air Service program will pay for the new service.In addition to Canadian customers, who currently represent about 85 percent of those flying out of Plattsburgh, the airport hopes to attract more Vermonters with the new service. Burlington has not offered direct flights to Boston since the beginning of 2008, when Big Sky Airlines, a subsidiary of Delta, cancelled the route.
Sports betting technology supplier FSB has issued a corporate statement on the website of white label sportsbook Black Type (BlackType.bet), confirming that the racing specialist bookmaker has entered administration and will ‘wind down all business affairs’.Black Type management’s decision has forced FSB to take control of the sportsbook to protect all customer funds and honour all open wagers.“We want to assure you that this will not impact the account that you hold on the BlackType.bet website or app,” read FSB’s statement. “Your funds are safe and any unsettled bets or pending withdrawals will continue to be honoured by FSB as they always have been.”As the white-label supplier of Black Type’s UK sportsbook licence, FSB informs customers that the bookmaker operated as a ‘marketing partner promoting its wagering services’.“The terms and conditions on the BlackType.bet website make it clear that you are gambling with FSB and that FSB is the merchant of record for all deposits and withdrawals,” it added.“What this news means for you as a customer using the BlackType branded website and mobile apps is that you will not be affected in any way. Your standing remains unaffected and you can continue to use your account as normal.”The Black Type brand was founded by the enterprise team of Dave Gowers (CEO) and Craig Nicholson (COO) in 2016, launching the UK’s first racing specific sportsbook on the FSB platform.Seeking to cater for ‘underserved’ UK pro racing punters, Black Type management emphasised that the bookmaker would ‘never restrict winning accounts’.Gowers and Nicholson would depart the business in 2018, with former Totesport executive Keith Oliver taking leadership of Black Type new Chief Executive.It has been reported that the increased regulatory pressures on the betting sector pushed Black Type management into administration. FSB teams up with Cricket.com to launch predictions game June 18, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Mark Wilson: How FSB is meeting the recreational cricket punter’s demands August 20, 2020 Share Submit FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020