Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

Flight cancellations down at Pierre airport

News Mitchell,South Dakota 57301 http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/sites/all/themes/mitchellrepublic_theme/images/social_default_image.png
The Daily Republic
Flight cancellations down at Pierre airport
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

PIERRE (AP) — Airport officials in Pierre say they've seen fewer cancellations in the number of commercial air flights in the past month.

0 Talk about it

Pierre Regional Airport Manager Mike Issacs tells KCCR radio that 33 of 196 flights — or 17 percent — were canceled in February. That's down from 25 percent in January.

Isaacs says that's still higher than what is accepted by the FAA, but it's getting better.

The city's commercial service with daily flights to Denver and Minneapolis is provided by Great Lakes Airlines. Canceled flights have been a concern for city officials since late last year.

Great Lakes executives have said the reason for the cancellations is new FAA rules that require more flying hours for pilots. When the company's pilots don't have enough hours, flights have to be cancelled.

Associated Press
Advertisement
randomness