Pierre joins Watertown in expressing disappointment over airline selection (Audio)

April 15, 2021

PIERRE, S.D.–City leaders in both Pierre and Watertown are reacting to the U-S Department of Transportation’s decision to select Denver Air Connection for the next Essential Air Service contract to serve both cities.

Pierre Mayor Steve Harding says the announcement, which came a mere 90 minutes prior to the start of Tuesday’s Pierre City Commission meeting, was a surprise…

Harding says while not preferred, at least Pierre will maintain commercial air service…

Watertown Mayor Sarah Caron hopes the U.S. DOT will reconsider their decision and allow Watertown and Pierre to keep United Express–which was their recommendation.