A return to reliable airline service seems to have restored the public’s faith in flying from Scottsbluff since United Airlines/SkyWest’s began service at Western Nebraska Regional Airport.
Airport Manager Darwin Skelton told KNEB News that since beginning service in late January, the airline has already boarded more passengers than Pen Air boarded in all of 2017.
Skelton says if current projections hold steady, the airport is on track to possibly have their highest ever number of boardings in a month.
Skelton says Pen Air boarded just over 4,400 passengers in all of 2017. As of the end of April, he says United/SkyWest has boarded over 5,200.
Skelton does warn that with the increased number of passengers boarding each flight now, you need to arrive AT LEAST an hour before your scheduled flight.