Passenger growth has continued at Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport through Sep. setting the airport up for the 3rd straight year of incredible growth. Through the 1st nine months of 2018, RKS has served 37,864 passengers, a 10.32 percent increase over the same period in 2018 and an increase of 58.19 percent over the same period in 2016.
In an effort to accommodate this passenger increase and an anticipated higher holiday travel demand, SkyWest Airlines has added additional flights the week of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.
“It is an exciting time for our community as our customers have proven that there is a demand for increased air service in Southwest Wyoming,” said Devon Brubaker, airport director, in a statement. “SkyWest Airlines has been a great partner to our community for many years and they have once again stepped up and dedicated limited resources to our community in a time where the airline industry is starved for pilots and regional aircraft.”