Watertown Regional Airport posts back to back months of 1,600 plus passenger boardings

August 1, 2022

Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–July was another good month for passenger traffic at Watertown Regional Airport.

Airport Manager Rob Cyrus says there were 980 passengers who flew from Watertown to Denver last month, and another 651 to Chicago, for a total of 1.631 enplanements.

For the first seven months of the year, there have been 9,489 passengers who’ve flown out of Watertown. That’s an average of 1,355 per month.

Watertown Regional Airport has been served by regional carrier Denver Air Connection under the federal government’s Essential Air Service program since July 1, 2021.

Meanwhile, the current terminal at Watertown Regional Airport is in its final days of usage.

The first Denver Air Connection flights in and out of the new terminal building are tentatively scheduled for August 10th.

A grand opening of the new $26 million terminal will be held August 26th, with a family-friendly, “Kites, Flights and Bites” event scheduled for August 27th.

Passenger boardings by month at Watertown Regional Airport (ATY):

January: 1,059

February: 913

March: 1,438

April: 1,292

May: 1,493

June: 1,663

July: 1,631