Passenger traffic at Watertown Regional Airport edges higher in October

November 2, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Passenger boardings at Watertown Regional Airport (ATY) climbed back over the 1,000 mark last month after taking a dip below that figure in September.

Airport Manager Rob Cyrus tells KWAT News October boardings were 1,012. He says 562 passengers flew to Denver, and another 450 boarded flights to Chicago O’Hare.

Numbers have fallen off the last few months due to the end of the summer travel season, and an increase in fares due to rising jet fuel prices.

Watertown’s commercial air carrier is Denver Air Connection.

Passenger boardings in Watertown are just under 13,000 for the year.

Here are passenger boardings by month in Watertown:

January:    1,059

February:  913

March:   1,438

April:   1,292

May:   1, 493

June:   1,663

July:   1,631

August: 1,284

September:  953

October:   1,012