Commercial Air Flights Continue On Time and Completed

Nearly 99 percent of Denver Air Connection flights at Sheridan County Airport are completed, and nearly 95 percent of the flights are on time.

Airport Manager John Stopka presented statistics to Sheridan County commissioners in a work session at the airport Tuesday morning. Stopka said through Oct. 8, there were nearly 6,900 enplanements in Sheridan. The goal is 10,000 enplanements, and Stopka said he and Renee Obermueller with the Critical Air Service Team are working with an individual on promotions intended to boost air travel in Sheridan and Johnson counties.

Stopka also updated commissioners on the Transportation Security Administration that has returned to the airport.

Stopka said a project to seal-coat and mark runways at the airport is completed. Also completed is replacement of the wildlife fence. He said another project, to remove trees at the end of one of the runways, will be done this fall.

He said the airport maintenance crew is getting ready for winter, and Denver Air Connection has purchased a new de-icing truck. Stopka said Big Horn Airways will also have use of the new truck.