June 22, 2024

Department of Transportation Approves SkyWest

DODGE CITY, Ks. — The City of Dodge City received word from the United States Department of Transportation, announcing that the proposal from SkyWest Airlines, operating as United Express, was approved as the next Essential Air Service Provider for Dodge City Regional Airport starting in February 2020.

SkyWest will operate twelve weekly flights from Dodge City Regional Airport to Denver International airport. A flight schedule is still being finalized, and the airline will be releasing more information in the next few weeks as tickets become available to purchase.

“We are very excited to have jet service back in Dodge City,” said Corey Keller, City of Dodge City Director of Public Works/Airport Manager. “This is something we have been working to be ready for a few years now, the runway reconstruction project being a big part of it.”

A selection committee from the City of Dodge City interviewed and reviewed EAS proposals earlier in the year, selecting SkyWest as the recommendation to be sent to USDOT for final approval.