Huron Regional Airport marketing for new passengers
The high price of airfare across the US has travelers driving up to hundreds of miles for cheaper flights.
In Huron, the regional airport is hoping for new flights and cheap tickets to attract more travelers to the area.
Every year between four-thousand and five thousand travelers use the Huron Regional Airport for flights to Denver.
But now, the hub will soon add a new destination.
"When we went into the essential air service program back in 79' our hub was designated as Minneapolis, so Huron had a reputation, or a history with Minneapolis," Huron Regional Airport Manager, Larry Cooper said.
Officials from Huron Regional are hoping two new flights to Minneapolis will help bring more passengers their way.
Cooper says Huron Regional has recently started a marketing campaign and is hoping low air fares will help increase airport use.
"Huron is closer for us, it's closer to drive up from Wessington Springs and we like coming to the Huron Airport, it's convenient, it's quick, and also they treat people nicely up here," Traveler, Gail Arnott said.
Arnott is one of many people in the Huron area that have started using the airport because it's close to home, saves him gas money and travel costs.
Cooper says it's that convenience and cheap airfare that he is hoping will attract some new customers.
"We don't have long lines, we don't have multiple departures, we do have our flights as quick in, quick out, you don't have to spend a long time waiting for your flight," Cooper said.
When comparing Huron Regional and Aberdeen Regional Airport two weeks out, each cost around $270 for round trip tickets.
For travelers like Arnott, the convenience of flying close to home makes punching plane tickets for him and his family an easy choice.
Cooper says depending on the day and which flight tickets can be as cheap as $75 for a one way ticket.
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