LIFT OFF: Denver Air Connection launches service to Watertown! (Audio, Video)

Mike Tanner/KWAT

July 1, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–A new beginning today at Watertown Regional Airport.

Denver Air Connection launched its Watertown service this morning with a 10:00 a.m. flight to Chicago O’Hare Airport.

Denver Air joins United Express as airlines serving Watertown. It’s a far cry from early 2019, when there was no service at all after California Pacific Airlines went bankrupt.

Airport Manager Todd Syhre….

KWAT News asked Syhre if there’s room for two airlines in Watertown…

Both Denver Air and United Express fly 50-seat jets from Watertown to Denver and Chicago.

News Director Mike Tanner filmed the takeoff of the first Denver Air Connection flight out of Watertown. To see that video, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2GNm6S-CDo