Hoeven Announces Delta to Begin Air Service in Dickinson

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that Delta Airlines will begin twice-daily nonstop service between Dickinson’s Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport and Minneapolis/St. Paul beginning June 10, 2013. Airline officials say the Delta flights will be operated by SkyWest using CRJ-200s, 50-seat regional jet aircraft.

“We’ve worked closely with Delta and Dickinson leaders to get expanded jet service and we appreciate the airline committing to serve southwestern North Dakota,” Hoeven said. “With Delta’s plan for new flights in and out of Dickinson twice a day, the city will have access to two major hubs, Minneapolis to the east and Denver to the west. This will help western North Dakota meet the demand for expanded air service owing to a growing economy,”

Tickets for the flights will be available starting February 23, 2013. Flights will depart Dickinson at 7:45 a.m. and 11:50 a.m.; Minneapolis flights to Dickinson will depart at 10:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Hoeven has often cited North Dakota’s robust economy in urging Delta and other carriers to expand service to the state’s eight major airports.

In 2012, Dickinson airport had almost 24,000 boardings, an increase of almost 5,000 from 2011. North Dakota’s commercial airports finished 2012 with over one million boardings, a record high.