YRA Set for Busiest Year Ever
Written by Andrew-Rossi on February 11, 2019
The Cody Airport could be busier than ever this year.
Yellowstone Regional Airport manager Bob Hooper and Bucky Hall, spokesperson for the Cody-Yellowstone Air Improvement Group, brought that message to Cody Chamber members last week.
They pointed out that they are halfway through their two-year contract with United Airlines for the Essential Air Service, which provides two flights a day in the winter to the region. SkyWest will begin their summer service of one flight a day to Salt Lake City on May 23rd, and are planning to stay through the end of September, but Hall says that they are hoping they will stay through the end of October, due to the high visitor numbers in the month of October.
Hooper says that United’s flights will increase to four flights a day in June, and add a flight to Chicago as well – which will mean that more flights than the regional airport has ever been able to offer will be available.
Hooper adds that for the past three years, flights in and out of Cody brought over 77,000 passengers each year, but they hope to see an increase thanks to the increased number of flights available this year. Hall added that the Airport just finished their ramp expansion project, which means that they can handle the increase in air traffic.