Airport eyes jet serviceTheodore Roosevelt Regional Airport is preparing to offer jet service, even though there has been no official agreement with an airline.
By: Forum Communications, The Jamestown Sun
DICKINSON, N.D. — Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport is preparing to offer jet service, even though there has been no official agreement with an airline.
“The Airport Authority is working hard to move forward,” Airport Manager Matthew Remynse said, adding that it is trying to get everything in place before an agreement is set so it can hit the ground running should an announcement be made.
Jet service would mean smoother, quicker flights, possibly to more locations, depending on the airline’s wishes, he said.
The flight to Denver would take about 90 minutes on the jet versus 30 to 45 minutes longer on the turbo prop planes, Remynse said.
At Monday’s Dickinson City Commission meeting at City Hall, Remynse asked the commission for $50,000 should an announcement be made so the airport can do an environmental assessment for jet service and be up and running as soon as possible. The commission unanimously agreed.
The money will not be spent if TRRA does not get jet service.
“This would be a tremendous economic development boost,” Commission President Dennis Johnson said Monday.