Pierre Beginning Steps To Continue Essential Air Service Program

The City of Pierre is beginning the process to keep commercial air service in the Capital City. Pierre Regional Airport Manager Mike Isaacs says the U-S Department of Transportation issued requests for proposals for the Essential Air Service program in mid-January…

After the deadline the U-S Department of Transportation will issue proposals to municipalities…

When Aerodynamics Incorporated, or A-D-I came to Pierre, the contract was tied into with the airport in Watertown. Both airports hit minimum passenger requirements for the program of 10-thousand enplanements and that may lead to competition from air carries…

Isaac says the next contract will have Pierre and Watertown tied together. The cities are not required to be joined on the same contract, but the package is working for both communities.