Hoeven: DOT Awards Contract for United to Continue Air Service at Dickinson Airport

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded an Essential Air Service contract for United Airlines to continue to provide service at Dickinson Airport. Hoeven has been pressing DOT to expedite the award to prevent any disruptions and ensure reliable air service to the region.

“We are pleased that DOT has selected United Airlines to continue serving the Dickinson community,” said Hoeven. “Dependable air travel is necessary to ensure the vitality of the local economy and is important to maintaining the high quality of life people in this community expect.”

Under the new contract, United Airlines will provide 12 weekly flights to Denver, Colorado on a 50 seat regional jet (ERJ-145) through September 30, 2018. The Dickinson Municipal Airport and the City of Dickinson both supported United’s proposal.

Following United Airlines announcement that it planned to discontinue air service to Dickinson, Hoeven requested that DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx expedite the agency’s essential air service review process and award a new contract as soon as possible for air service at Dickinson Airport.