SkyWest awarded service contract for Rhinelander Oneida County Airport
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
SkyWest Airlines will continue to provide service to the Rhinelander Oneida County Airport for at least the next two years. Airport director Matthew Leitner this week announced the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the next two-year Essential Air Service contract, from Feb. 2019 to Jan. 2021, to SkyWest, a regional carrier which operates in partnership with Delta Airlines.
“Regarding our relationship with Delta, we continue to grown in terms of passenger enplanements,” Leitner stated in a press release, adding that August and September were the best months the airport has had with the airline since service to Rhinelander began in 2013.
SkyWest offers 14 weekly round-trips to Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. At the same time, the U.S. DOT awarded contracts to SkyWest for Brainerd and International Falls, Minn., and Iron Mountain and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.