City of Pierre News

Posted on: November 21, 2017

Pierre Airport Delivers More than 10,000 Passengers

Airport-CMYKColor-horizontal


Pierre Regional Airport is experiencing more traffic than it has seen since 2013. Since the beginning of the year, 10,160 passengers have flown out of the Pierre Airport.  Pierre Airport Manager Mike Isaacs says that this is fantastic news for a number of reasons.

“People no longer feel the need to travel to Rapid City or Sioux Falls just to catch a flight,” said Isaacs. “The increased traffic demonstrates that reliable and affordable air-service is available in central South Dakota.”

 

ADI is Pierre’s commercial air-service provider, and Isaacs points to ADI’s record as a big reason for the increased traffic. Since ADI starting operating in Pierre last August, the carrier has completed 96% of its flights and had on-time departures 77% of the time.

Aside from the convenience factor, Isaacs points to the local economic benefits of increased traffic at the Pierre Airport.

“We know that people who fly into Pierre are generally staying in the region. That means they’re visiting our restaurants, staying at our hotels, using our services, and otherwise spending time and money in the area.”

The 10,000 passenger benchmark is important to the airport’s capital improvement budget as well.  The Federal Aviation Administration provides annually $1-million in entitlement money to commercial airports that have at least 10,000 passengers a year. It’s those federal dollars that pay for major airport improvements like the construction of the airport terminal in 2012 and the boarding bridge that will come online in April.

According to Isaacs, the positive passenger trend could also speak to the future of Pierre’s commercial air-service.

“Right now, Pierre is designated as an Essential Air Service Community.  That means our flights are federally subsidized to help make them affordable,” said Isaacs. “When we perform at this level, it demonstrates to the federal government that central South Dakota is worthy of its investment.” 

The Pierre Airport offers jet service twice daily to Denver. The one-hour flight usually costs $100, but between Thanksgiving and Christmas, you can catch one of those daily flights for $75.  

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in City of Pierre News

generic golf image

Commission Approves Changes to Golf Fees

Posted on: December 5, 2017
ARFF Building

Open House: Airport Fire Station

Posted on: November 28, 2017
Rawlins-RGBcolor-horiz

Library Closed for Veterans Day

Posted on: November 9, 2017
no parking

Parking Restriction: Capitol Avenue

Posted on: November 8, 2017
Abbey Road

City Adding Crosswalk at Abbey Road

Posted on: October 31, 2017
Rawlins-RGBcolor-horiz

Help Spread Holiday Joy

Posted on: October 27, 2017

Pierre Employees Receive Safety Award

Posted on: October 24, 2017

Manhole Rehabilitation: Road Closures

Posted on: October 19, 2017

Underwater Pumpkin Patch

Posted on: October 17, 2017
4TH STREET

Fourth Street: One-way Traffic

Posted on: October 11, 2017

Traffic Restriction: Fourth Street

Posted on: October 3, 2017
arboretum

Arboretum Open House and Tour

Posted on: October 2, 2017
pierre street closure

Fireball Run Street Closures

Posted on: September 27, 2017
crosswalks

No Parking: Capitol Avenue

Posted on: September 19, 2017

Street Closure: Elizabeth Street

Posted on: September 18, 2017

Street Closure: Hayes Avenue

Posted on: September 18, 2017
Intersections Scheduled for Striping

Street Striping Project Begins Next Week

Posted on: September 13, 2017

Online Bill Pay Upgrade

Posted on: September 12, 2017

Water Outage: Cherry Drive

Posted on: August 31, 2017
EXPEDITION LEAGUE

Expedition League Leases Hyde Stadium

Posted on: August 29, 2017
SE PIERRE_STORM WATER DIVERSION

Storm Water Improvement Put to Test

Posted on: August 22, 2017

Pierre Pool Closing for Season

Posted on: August 16, 2017

City Hall: Public Input Welcome

Posted on: August 11, 2017

Boat Ramp Closure at Downs Marina

Posted on: August 9, 2017

Capital Author Featured at Library

Posted on: August 9, 2017

Kickball League Registration Open

Posted on: August 3, 2017
STREET CLOSURE_CENTRAL

Street Closure: Central Avenue

Posted on: July 31, 2017

Bullying Taskforce Established

Posted on: August 1, 2017

Capitol Avenue Closure Expanded

Posted on: July 14, 2017

Mosquito Control Operations

Posted on: July 12, 2017

Honeywell Named City Administrator

Posted on: July 11, 2017
leone

Library to Host Blues Concert

Posted on: July 7, 2017

Pierre Pool Closed

Posted on: July 6, 2017

Pierre Outdoor Pool Reopens

Posted on: June 30, 2017

Pierre Pool Remains Closed

Posted on: June 27, 2017

Harrison Avenue to Reopen

Posted on: June 26, 2017

Planned Water Service Outage

Posted on: June 26, 2017

Pierre Outdoor Pool Closed

Posted on: June 26, 2017

Pierre Outdoor Pool Reopens

Posted on: June 21, 2017

Pierre Outdoor Pool Closed

Posted on: June 20, 2017

Street Closure: Taylor Avenue

Posted on: June 16, 2017
harrison closures

Street Closure: Harrison Avenue

Posted on: June 7, 2017
harrison

Street Closure: Harrison Avenue

Posted on: May 25, 2017
harrison ave

Street Closure: Harrison Avenue

Posted on: May 15, 2017

Street Closure: East Park Street

Posted on: May 1, 2017

Library to Host Go Green Event

Posted on: April 27, 2017

National Library Week Winners Named

Posted on: April 24, 2017

Water System Testing Begins

Posted on: April 18, 2017

Street Closure: North Taylor Avenue

Posted on: April 11, 2017

Street Closure: North Taylor Avenue

Posted on: April 6, 2017

Easter Bunny at Library this Weekend

Posted on: April 5, 2017

Summer Rec Guide Published

Posted on: April 4, 2017

Construction Season Starts Monday

Posted on: March 30, 2017

Utility Bill Schedule Change

Posted on: March 21, 2017

Go Green and Clean Committee Meeting

Posted on: March 3, 2017

Gill Won’t Seek Re-election

Posted on: January 17, 2017

Contact City for Water Meter Upgrade

Posted on: January 17, 2017

Willow Avenue Water Leak Repaired

Posted on: January 5, 2017

Water Leak on Willow Avenue

Posted on: January 5, 2017

City Lift Snow Alert

Posted on: December 17, 2016
Snow Route Map.jpg

City Issues Snow Alert

Posted on: December 16, 2016

City Flushing Fire Hydrants

Posted on: July 27, 2015

Street Closure

Posted on: July 24, 2015

Street Closure

Posted on: June 25, 2015

Hillsview Golf Course Set to Reopen

Posted on: June 24, 2015

Pierre to Study Walkability

Posted on: June 15, 2015