POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Sky West Airlines has notified Pocatello Regional Airport staff it will begin offering a fourth daily flight, Sunday through Friday, and a third flight Saturdays starting March 1. It will operate in Pocatello as the Delta Connection to Salt Lake City.
"We're ecstatic that SkyWest is continuing to expand in the Pocatello market," said David Allen, Pocatello Regional Airport Manager. "The new flights will connect passengers to 32 domestic cities on the 5 p.m. bank of departures from Salt Lake City, which is one of the most popular connecting banks. Almost all of our top 15 destinations are available plus many others such as Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Boston."
Tickets for the new flights will be available for purchase beginning January 14. Once the new flights hit the runway, the addition represents a 35 percent increase in service for travelers. The new flights arrive at approximately 2:45 p.m. and depart at approximately 3:15 p.m. every day of the week.
In March 2016, SkyWest added a third weekday flight and in October 2017 a third Sunday flight was added.
"We've been able to show the demand is there," said Allen. "We're continuing to explore other destinations and how they can fit into our existing service. We're excited for what the future holds for Pocatello Regional Airport."