Enplanements Continue to Rise

Airport Manager John Stopka says enplanements are increasing. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Airport Manager John Stopka says enplanements are increasing. (Photo by Pat Blair)

November enplanements at Sheridan County Airport were a little over 7 percent above enplanements in November 2017.

In a meeting Tuesday with Sheridan County commissioners, Airport Manager John Stopka said December is also shaping up to be a good month.

Stopka has said in the past that 10,000 is an important number because of the federal funds the airport receives. If the airport achieves 10,000 enplanements during the year, the airport will receive $1 million from the federal government. Fewer than 10,000 reduces the federal funds to $150,000.

The airport hosted a series of scenic flights this past summer to increase the number of enplanements, and Stopka said they will still be counted as part of this year's enplanements. But, he said, those numbers may not be needed to make the 10,000-enplanement count.

Stopka said enplanement numbers are up about 6.5 or 7 percent over numbers at this time last year. He said Denver Air Connection so far this year has completed nearly 100 percent of flights and more than 96 percent of the flights have been on time.

Since the start of service in November 2015, Denver Air Connection has completed more than 99 percent of flights and more than 95 percent of the flights have been on time.

Commissioners Bob Rolston, Tom Ringley and Steve Maier at airport meeting. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Commissioners Bob Rolston, Tom Ringley and Steve Maier at airport meeting. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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