Watertown Airport to be without rental car service effective immediately

WATERTOWN, S.D.(KWAT)–If you fly into Watertown Regional Airport and need a rental car, things have just gotten more challenging.

Airport Manager Rob Cyrus says Budget Car Rental has permanently pulled out of the airport due to staffing issues—effective immediately.

He says the on-site manager recently quit, and the lone remaining employee, who was new to the job, quit as well, leaving them with no one to staff the desk.

Cyrus says a request for proposals, or RFP,  is being sent out to car rental agencies to see if there’s any interest in replacing Budget.

He says any offers that come in will be reviewed by the airport board, which would make a recommendation to the city council for consideration, likely in October.