Denver Air Connection Expands in Minneapolis – AirlineGeeks.com
By Joey Gerardi
Denver Air Connection Expands in Minneapolis
Denver-based Denver Air Connection, or extra generally referred to as DAC, shall be increasing from its Minneapolis/St. Paul hub, which is because of a contract refresh. Pierre, S.D., an EAS group the airline has served since June 2021 when SkyWest terminated their contract right here, together with close by Watertown, S.D., which have a joint EAS contract and are normally awarded collectively, simply had their contract re-awarded to Denver Air Connection as soon as once more.
Again in 2021, the contract for the 2 communities was awarded to DAC, with Watertown’s proposal together with flights to each Chicago O’Hare and Denver, whereas Pierre solely bought Denver flights.
Underneath the brand new contract, Watertown will proceed to obtain what it already has, nonstop flights to each Chicago and Denver. However, Pierre shall be including a brand new vacation spot; Minneapolis/St. Paul, along with the Denver flights at the moment operated. As much as 4 of the 12 weekly flights from Pierre will now be going to Minneapolis.
This would be the first time Pierre has had flights to Minneapolis or any locations east of town since Nice Lakes Airways served the airport earlier than it collapsed in March 2015. This will even be town’s first jet service to Minneapolis because the 1980’s as all flights to Minneapolis between 1980 and 2015 have been on propeller-driven plane.
These flights would be the airline’s third vacation spot out of Minneapolis as they already serve Thief River Fall, Minn. and Ironwood, Mich. from the airport. The brand new contract is ready to start on June 1, 2023, however flights haven’t gone on sale as of but given the contract was simply awarded to the airline just a few days in the past they usually want time to get assets collectively earlier than starting to promote the flights.
Flights and schedules are topic to alter and all data on this article was obtained by way of publicly viewable paperwork.
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