Ribbon cutting held at new Watertown Regional Airport terminal  (Audio)
Mike Tanner/KWAT Radio

August 27, 2022

Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–A big turnout Friday afternoon for the ribbon-cutting at Watertown’s new $26 million airport terminal.

Mayor Ried Holien says it’s a game changer…

Holien says dependable commercial air service is an economic driver…

South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson was as the ribbon-cutting. He says not all commercial airports in the state have been able to retain service…

Johnson says this project is an example of federal money well spent…

Watertown Regional Airport is served by Denver Air Connection, with direct, non-stop jet flights to Denver and Chicago.

Jon Coleman is a pilot for Denver Air, and their Director of Business Development…

Denver Air worked with local officials to raise $30,000 in scholarship money for Lake Area Technical College students, some of which are in the pilot training program at LATC, and could at some point become employees of the airline.