01-01-17 Denver

Sweetwater County residents can take a CRJ-200 to Denver for $198 round trip. Rock Springs/Sweetwater County Airport Manager Devon Brubaker said while people have until Feb. 22 to take advantage of the deal offered by SkyWest Airlines for flights as far away as May 24.

SWEETWATER COUNTY — Travelers have a chance fly from the Rock Springs/Sweetwater County Airport to Denver round trip for less than $200 as part of a special promotion.

Airport manager Devon Brubaker said the offer is good for flights purchased by Feb. 22 for travel by May 24 if people stay in Denver on a Saturday night. He added there is no advanced purchase required.

“On Nov. 18, I received communication from SkyWest Airlines leadership that after reviewing our recently submitted market and pricing study that the airport board commissioned, they saw an opportunity to reduce leisure airfares for a limited time to gauge how the market reacted to the lower price,” he said.

He added the deal could be extended if enough people take advantage of the offer.

“SkyWest has assured us that should our community utilize the air service at this lower price point, they would seriously consider keeping it for a prolonged period,” he said.

Go to www.rockspringsairport.com for details. Visit www.united.com to make reservations.

SCHEDULE CHANGE

Starting Wednesday, arrivals from Denver will come in at 4:24 p.m. and 8:05 p.m. Departing afternoon flight times will change from 6 p.m. to 4:55 p.m. The 6 a.m. departure time remains unchanged.

“This change will allow our passenger to connect to all 25 of our top-25 destinations instead of just 13 of them with the 6 p.m. departure time,” Brubaker said.

REBOUNDING

Brubaker said passenger numbers in October totaled 2,948, which bounced back compared to August and September’s totals of 2,432 and 2,475 passengers, respectively. He attributes the decreases to different factors including airfield construction.

Numbers dipped in November to 2,442 passengers, but he said there were quite a bit of Christmas travelers.

“Our parking lot was over 85 percent occupied over the Christmas holiday weekend,” he said. “It’s the fullest I’ve seen the parking lot since I’ve been here.”

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