Dodge City Regional Airport (DDC) had the 8,000th passenger, Carolyn Miller, fly out of DDC on December 23rd, marking a new record for the most passengers departing from Dodge City in a single year.
DDC receives a yearly entitlement funding through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) based on passenger enplanements. The airport received $150,000 in funding, but with the number of enplanements rising to 8,000 this number will increase to $600,000 to fund airport improvement projects.
“It is thrilling to reach this milestone at DDC after having record lows during the pandemic,” said Airport Manager Kelli Enlow. “The accomplishment would not have been possible without the jet service we receive from United Operated by SkyWest Airlines through the Essential Air Service Program and the many customers that have chosen to Fly Dodge.”
Service with United began on February 12, 2020, with daily flights out of Dodge City to Denver International Airport on a 50-passenger CRJ200 jet. Previously, Dodge City Regional Airport’s commercial service had been on an 8-passenger plane.