Essential Air Service Committee Preparing To Discuss Incoming Bids

The Pierre City Commission got updates Tuesday night on progress with the Essential Air Service Program and keeping commercial air service connected to the Capital City. Airport Manager Mike Isaacs says March 15th is a key day to the timeline of application…

Isaacs says the United States Department of Transportation will then have 30 days consider the proposals. From that point, competing airlines will have a 30 day window to contest the U-S D-O-T’s choice…

The Pierre Regional Airport’s recent performance could bode well for the incoming bids…

Commissioner Jim Mehlhaff commented how many people he’s spoken to desire a Minneapolis route from Pierre. The future of a Minneapolis option will depend on any incoming bids featuring a Minneapolis leg.