Hoeven Announces United Airlines to Begin Air Service to Dickinson

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that United Airlines will begin twice-daily nonstop service between Dickinson’s Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport and Denver beginning June 6, 2013. Airline officials say the United Express flights will be operated by ExpressJet using 50-seat regional jet aircraft.

“United’s plan for new flights in and out of Dickinson twice a day is great news in this growing part of our state,” said Hoeven. “Our airports are seeing increasing demands and record boardings. Expanded air service is an important part of our ongoing work to provide infrastructure and services to meet the needs of our people and our growing economy.”

“The Airport Authority has been working hard to obtain regional jet service and we’re very excited about United coming to Dickinson and are looking forward to a long lasting relationship with United. I have no doubt that the City of Dickinson and Southwest North Dakota will embrace the new jet service,” said Matthew Remynse, Dickinson Airport Manager.

Tickets for the flights will be available starting February 9, 2013, at united.com. Flights will depart Dickinson at 7:30 a.m. and 11:57 a.m. Denver flights to Dickinson will depart at 10 a.m. and 8:15 p.m.

“These new Dickinson flights complement our existing service to five other cities in North Dakota,” said Michael Stacy, United’s regional sales director for Canada and the Midwest. “Dickinson travelers will not only have access to Denver, but also convenient connections from the hub to other destinations, including the U.S. West Coast and Gulf Coast, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.”

Hoeven has often cited North Dakota’s robust economy in urging United 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.