Watertown Joins Pierre In Recommending ADI Option 2 With Minneapolis Flights To US DOT

(KXLG) — The Watertown City Council gave unanimous approval to a recommendation by the Watertown Airport Board today to keep ADI Great Lakes Jet Express as Watertown’s air passenger carrier. The latest option will include service to Minneapolis, Watertown, Pierre, and Denver. Watertown Airport Manager Todd Syrhe says A-D-I is actively working on a reservation system…

Mayor Sarah Caron is hopeful that adding the Minneapolis flights will be a positive thing for both Pierre and Watertown…

The Watertown City Council did express some worries about having just one Daily flight to Denver, but thought the pickup of Minneapolis might offset numbers lost going west to Denver. Watertown alderman Bruce Buhler says it will take some education to get the public used to the new routes…

The U-S Department of Transportation will have the final say. If they reject ADI’s newest proposal then both Pierre and Watertown EAS bids will have to be resubmitted. In the meantime ADI is continuing to pursue their interline agreements with the major carriers to make for an easier pass-through for passengers.