Rapid City Regional Airport passenger numbers are up from last y - KOTA Territory News

Rapid City Regional Airport passenger numbers are up from last year


Despite the cold weather, people are still flying in and out of the Rapid City Regional Airport.

Numbers have actually increased this winter compared to last year.  In January, 15,453 people flew into Rapid City, and that's a 7.5 percent increase from January 2013. There's a 3.4 percent increase in the numbers of people who flew out of Rapid City.

While people have been able to depart from Rapid City without problems, Peter Girtz, the Rapid City Regional Airport Interim Director, said people had a lot of trouble with connecting to flights out east due to winter storms.  

"Our guys will connect to Minneapolis for instance, and they might have some difficulty going from Minneapolis to the east coast. But from going to Rapid to Denver or Rapid to Minneapolis they've been alright," said Girtz.

Last year, Rapid City Regional Airport had more than 547,000 passengers.

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