Hoeven Statement After DOT Extends Skywest Airlines Contract to Serve Jamestown, Devils Lake Through June 2023

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Department of Transportation renewed SkyWest Airlines’ contract to provide air service to the Jamestown Regional Airport and Devils Lake Regional Airport through June 30, 2023. Under the contract, SkyWest, flying for United Airlines, will continue to offer 12 round trips per week to Denver. There will be no change from previous contracted services. 

“We appreciate the Administration extending SkyWest’s contract to provide air service to Jamestown and Devils Lake through 2023,” said Hoeven. “Reliable air service is important for these communities as it supports business, tourism and other economic growth.”

In 2019, Hoeven worked with SkyWest and United Airlines to ensure that the flight schedules at Jamestown and Devils Lake allowed for a greater availability of connecting flights in Denver, CO for travelers from the two communities.

Further, in 2014, Hoeven worked with federal, state and local partners to secure SkyWest’s contract to provide commercial service in Jamestown and Devils Lake after Great Lakes Airlines announced its decision to end service.