NEW: January boarding numbers in for Watertown Regional Airport

February 9, 2022

Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The new year started with more than 1,000 passenger boardings at Watertown Regional Airport (ATY).

Airport Manager Todd Syhre tells KWAT News there were 968 boardings on Denver Air Connection flights in January, and another 91 boardings on United Express, for a monthly total of 1, 059 boardings. 

United Express served Watertown for just three days in January, before ending service.

Denver Air Connection has been Watertown’s Essential Air Service provider since July 1, 2021. They provide non-stop jet service to Denver International Airport and Chicago O’Hare.

Just last week, they announced a ticketing and baggage agreement with American Airlines. They also have a similar agreement with United.

ATY ended 2021 with a record-high 12,284 boardings.