Direct air service from Sioux City to Denver could once again be in our city’s future.
Sioux Gateway Airport Director Mike Collett says the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a grant of $650,000 to try and establish local air service to Denver.
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The grant will be used for a revenue guarantee, marketing, and fee waivers for new non-stop service to Denver from a yet to be determined airline.
There has been speculation about United Airlines among others providing that western route.
Collett says the city is talking with several potential carriers:
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Frontier Airlines last provided Denver air service to Sioux City in 2014.
Sioux City is one of 16 communities across the country receiving a total of $9.9 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Small Community Air Service Development Program.
The Department received 53 applications from 35 states.