Travelers at Fort Dodge Regional Airport will soon have access to two major airlines hubs: Chicago and Denver. SkyWest Airlines will begin operating the new United Express flights to Denver in four weeks on October 6th.
SkyWest’s managing director of Market Development, Greg Atkin says “This change will provide Fort Dodge travelers with improved connectivity and more options as they are planning for upcoming trips. All flights will also continue to provide seamless connections to the world through United’s global network and passengers can fly with confidence thanks to the layered approach to health and safety.”
Under the USDOT requirements for the Essential Air Service program, a proposed change in service pattern from the air carrier requires support from the city it serves. Last week, a letter of support for the change in service pattern was submitted from Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich and Debra Johnson, the Airport Commission Chair to the USDOT, Office of Aviation Analysis in Washington, D.C.
Director of aviation for the Fort Dodge Regional Airport, Rhonda Chambers says “This exciting change in service to include a flight to Denver, Colorado was supported by the full airport commission along with the air service review committee. Providing direct air service to the west is a first for the Fort Dodge Regional Airport and a goal of the airport commission to meet the needs of those businesses and leisure travelers who frequently fly west.”
Flights to Denver are scheduled as part of the afternoon departure and arrival. The first daily departure and last daily arrival will continue to serve Chicago.
Customers may book flights by calling United Airlines reservations at 800.UNITED.1 or online at united.com.