RKS Passenger Traffic Continues to Soar in 2018

Dec. 20, 2018

For the 22nd and 23rd consecutive months, Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport experienced significant passenger growth in October and November.

4,550 passengers utilized the airport’s reliable air service in October followed by 4,408 in November, a 54.66 percent and 29.49 percent increase, respectively over the same months in 2017. Through the 1st eleven months of the year, RKS has served 43,280 total passengers representing a year over year increase of 30.36 percent.

“We are so thankful for what has become a remarkable year of growth at RKS,” said Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport Director Devon Brubaker, AAE. “October and November are usually somewhat of shoulder season months – having numbers that surpassed our phenomenal summer month numbers is widely unexpected but very welcome. It is an exciting time for our region as our customers have proven that there is a demand for increased air service in Southwest Wyoming.”

The continued growth that RKS is experiencing is the result of the convenience that people find in traveling to and from the airport, free parking, a lower airfare structure introduced earlier this year, and industry beating reliability.

The airport is on pace to reach 47,750 passengers for the full year of 2018, which would be highest annual total since 2012 when the airport had 6-daily flights to three destinations.