Hoeven: SkyWest to Restore Early Morning Flights from Devils Lake, Jamestown to Denver

Senator Worked with Airline to Ensure Availability of Connections, Maintain Number of Boardings Required for AIP Funding

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that SkyWest Airlines, flying for United Airlines, will restore the longstanding early morning flight schedule from Devils Lake and Jamestown to Denver starting June 1. The flight will depart Devils Lake at 5:00 a.m. and Jamestown at 6:30 a.m. on its way to Denver. Hoeven worked with SkyWest and United Airlines to restore the previous flight schedule, which allows for a much greater availability of connecting flights for travelers from the two communities. Further, this announcement will help the local airports continue to meet the number of boardings required to receive Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds. Flights will be available for booking beginning April 13.

“The early morning flight was the most popular for travelers from Jamestown and Devils Lake, because it opened up greater opportunities for connecting flights in Denver,” said Hoeven. “Without this flight option, residents of these communities would have faced significantly longer travel times. That would mean decreased boardings at the local airports and the possibility of losing out on AIP grants. That’s why we made the case to SkyWest and United to restore this flight, and we welcome today’s decision.”