Watertown Regional Airport flies past 10,000 enplanements for 2023

September 1, 2023
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Watertown Regional Airport (ATY) has flown past the 10,000 mark in passenger enplanements for the year.

Airport Manager Rob Cyrus says there were 1,337 passenger boardings in August.

Seven hundred seventy six passengers flew to Denver, and 561 to Chicago.

For the year, Watertown has seen total enplanements of 10,341, which qualifies the airport for a one-million dollar grant from the federal government for airport improvement projects.

Boardings by month at ATY:

January: 737 (409 Denver/328 Chicago)

February: 778 (459 Denver/319 Chicago)

March: 1,365 (825 Denver/540 Chicago)

April: 1,185 (715 Denver/470 Chicago)

May: 1,519 (993 Denver/526 Chicago)

June: 1,722 (1,024 Denver/698 Chicago)

July: 1,698 (1,060 Denver/638 Chicago)

August: 1,337 (776 Denver/561 Chicago)

TOTAL: 10,341 (6,261 Denver/4,080 Chicago)