Rapid City Airport adds two non-stop destinations
Seasonal flights benefit tourism, local businesses
RAPID CITY, SD – To mark Memorial Day weekend and the traditional start of the Black Hills tourist season, Rapid City Regional Airport welcomed two new Delta Airlines nonstop flights for the summer.
The first direct flight from Detroit landed shortly after 9 am on Saturday, May 29, 2021. Then, shortly before noon on the same day, the first direct flight from Atlanta landed.
Airport executive director Patrick Dame said while seasonal flights are good for the local tourism economy, they also benefit travelers and businesses in the Black Hills area.
“While we see Rapid City as a big tourism market, these are two routes that will attract tourists to the hills, but also give those of us here in Rapid City and our businesses better connectivity as they go. as they move through the delta. system.”
Dame added that these flights are just the start of the added seasonal flights.
“As we head into August, we’re going to see eight new starts for the rally – towns we’ve never had before – so again it’s been an exciting summer. We have a lot of new starts. “
But he said seasonal flights are only part of the airport’s efforts. Lady says they are listening to the needs of travelers in the area and are working to add outbound flights useful.
“We always watch the Florida markets coming in. We have a strong local demand for Florida winter markets. We will have a few summer markets in Florida. And then we’ll head northwest. Right now we have a big gap in our system with the Northwest. “
Dame says they continue to work with airlines to add services to this part of the country.
Detroit flight operates on Saturdays only. Direct flights to Atlanta will be daily, Wednesday through Sunday.
Both routes will run until Labor Day.