Pierre Regional Airport release enplanement firgures for May

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- Denver Air Connection had its best month of the year in May ferrying just shy of 1500 passengers from Pierre Regional Airport.

A total of 1488 enplanements were logged in May.  Last year, May tallied 1,229 enplanements.   May’s 1488 compares to 1251 in April; 1249 in March and 999 in February.  Through five months of the year a total of 5,965 enplanements have been recorded.   Airport Liaison to the Pierre City Commission Jamie Huizenga says last year was different as travel increased from pandemic lows.

Huizenga says Denver Air is proving to be a good partner as the city’s Essential Air Service provider.

Pierre’s enplanements for May are neck-and-neck with fellow Denver Air E-A-S city Watertown.  Watertown Regional Airport had 1,493 enplanements last month, only five less than Pierre with 903 of those to Denver and 590 to Chicago.