(Riverton, Wyo.) – It was another banner month for reliable, on-time commercial air service at Riverton Regional Airport. At Friday’s Airport Board meeting, Airport Division Manager Paul Griffin reported that of the 82 scheduled flights by Denver Air Connection, only two flights were cancelled, due to weather. Those were a mid-day flight on December 1st and a late night flight on December 30th. Of the 80 flights that did land, 74 of those were on-time.
Denver Air Connection boarded 825 passengers in December, compared with 587 in December 2017. Total DAC passenger boardings during 2018 totaled 7,409, compared with DAC’s total of 4,667 in 2017. In 2017, total Riverton boardings were 7,743 when Great Lakes was still flying into the city.
Fremont Air Service Team Chair Missy White told the board that United Airlines and Denver Air are still working out the details of an interline agreement, which she said both parties expect to have in place during this first quarter. “They are being thorough with all the fine points of the agreement, checking and double checking the many, many systems that are in place.” When the interline agreement comes into effect, Riverton passengers may purchase one ticket to their desired destination and have their baggage transferred. Riverton will also then show up on the Online Travel Agencies for passengers across the country to book directly into Riverton.
White noted that to keep costs under control, especially because of high fuel prices, a shared flight with Sheridan resumed on January 7th. Riverton passengers can now fly to Sheridan on the mid-day flight and then on to Denver.