ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS ADDED TO ACCOMMODATE CONTINUED PASSENGER GROWTH

October 9, 2018

Passenger numbers at Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport continued to increase in August and September resulting in additional flights being added to Denver.

ROCK SPRINGS – For the 21st consecutive month, Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport experienced significant passenger growth in September. In an effort to accommodate this increased demand, SkyWest Airlines has added a 2nd flight to Denver on Saturdays starting on November 3rd and added additional flights the week of Thanksgiving.

Through the 1st nine months of 2018, RKS has served 34,322 passengers, a 27.80% increase over the same period in 2017. September saw a significant increase of 30.43% to continue pushing the annual increase higher.

“It is an exciting time for our community as our customers have proven that there is a demand for increased air service in Southwest Wyoming,” said Devon Brubaker, Airport Director, in a statement. “SkyWest Airlines has been a great partner to our community for many years and they have once again stepped up and dedicated limited resources to our community in a time where the airline industry is starved for pilots and regional aircraft.”

The additional Saturday flights are scheduled to arrive at RKS at 12:49 pm and depart to Denver at 1:20 pm. The additional flights during the week of Thanksgiving will operate on November 21st, 24th, and 25th. The flight schedule for those days will be as follows:

Departure to Denver: 6:00 AM                 Arrival from Denver: 4:19 PM

Departure to Denver: 4:50 PM                 Arrival from Denver: 7:57 PM

Departure to Denver: 8:27 PM                 Arrival from Denver: 11:22 PM

Tickets for these flights are already available for sale on www.united.com and are going fast. The week of Thanksgiving is the busiest air travel week of the year in the United States and therefore it is recommended that customers book airfares as early as possible.

Passengers are reminded to arrive 90 minutes before their flight to ensure a stress-free experience. With the fuller flights, this is more critical then ever to ensure an on-time departure.

Travelers are invited to check out the new lowers fares at www.united.com and utilize the airport’s cost comparison tool at http://www.flyrks.com/flight-info/.

About the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport

The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport is a commercial and general aviation airport serving Southwest Wyoming and is located 7 miles east of Rock Springs in Sweetwater County. It is owned by the City of Rock Springs and operated by the Rock Springs Sweetwater County Airport Joint Powers Board representing both the City of Rock Springs and Sweetwater County. Serving over 45,000 commercial passengers and thousands of general aviation flights annually, the airport generates an annual economic impact of over $27 million to the local community and $31 million to the State of Wyoming.

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