Passenger Numbers Down Slightly at Airport

Airport Manager John Stopka said passenger numbers at the airport are down slightly this year. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Airport Manager John Stopka said passenger numbers at the airport are down slightly this year. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Total passenger numbers for this year are down slightly from last year at the Sheridan County Airport.

Airport Manager John Stopka told county commissioners in a meeting Tuesday that the numbers are down by about 120 to 130 passengers from this time last year.

Stopka said Denver Air Connection's percentage of flights on time had also dropped to just a little over 87 percent. He said a lot of that was due to the weather, although there also were some mechanical issues.

But he said the airline company is still completing more than 99 percent of flights. And he said the percentage of flights that are on time is still above national averages.

Stopka said the contract for expansion of the airport terminal building – which was awarded at the commissioners' staff meeting Monday – has been sent to Dick Anderson Construction, who was the successful bidder on the project.

Stopka said he's also received the grant offer from the FAA for the federal share of the terminal work, and that will be presented to the commissioners at their meeting next week. Stopka said the grant offer is just under $2 million.

Stopka told commissioners Monday that the state of Wyoming will pay about 3.75 percent of the project cost, and Sheridan County will provide 2.5 percent.

Commissioners meet at the airport Tuesday. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Commissioners meet at the airport Tuesday. (Photo by Pat Blair)
SheridanWyoming.com

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