RKS Continues Passenger Gains in July

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According to a press release sent to Wyo4New, passenger numbers at the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport have continued to increase in July making this it the 19th straight month the airport has seen a significant increase in passengers choosing RKS for their air travel needs. View information from the release below.
RKS served 4,466 passengers during the month, a 38.39% percent increase compared with July 2017. For the year, the airport’s passenger traffic is up 25.94% percent compared to the same period in 2017.
 
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“The growth that RKS is experiencing is the result of the convenience that people find in traveling to and from our airport along with new lower fares and incredible reliability,” said Devon Brubaker, Airport Director, in a statement. “It highlights the trust that passengers and the business community have in us. With over 25,903 total passengers using the airport so far in 2018, the airport’s airline partners are starting to take notice of Southwest Wyoming as a viable air carrier market. We are looking forward to continued growth as the airport’s advanced booking look very strong through the end of the year.”
Along with the extraordinary growth in passengers in July, the airline also saw an increase in revenue that allowed it to finish in the black; requiring no subsidy from the State or local municipalities for the first time since 2008. The airport has not seen passenger numbers at this level since 2012 which was the best year on record for the airport when the local economy was experiencing a boom and the airport had service from multiple airlines and at times six daily flights.
“As travelers make their airport choices, we expect RKS to be the airport of choice for many more travelers with the lower fares in place. With the anticipated increase in passengers, we fully expect opportunities for additional flights and destinations in the future.”
 
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Passengers are reminded to arrive 90 minutes before their flight to ensure a stress-free experience. With the fuller flights, this is more critical then ever to ensure an on-time departure with all scheduled passengers.
Travelers are invited to check out the new lowers fares at www.united.com and utilize the airport’s cost comparison tool at http://www.flyrks.com/flight-info/.