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SkyWest to Continue Air Service with United Express at Kearney Regional Airport

City Manager, Michael Morgan, announced today that the Department of Transportation has selected Skywest Airlines as the Essential Air Service provider for the Kearney Regional Airport. The three year contract extension awarded to SkyWest will begin September 1, 2020 and run through August 31, 2023. SkyWest will operate 50 passenger regional jets with twice daily non-stop service to Denver and Chicago. Daily jet service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport will return to Kearney Regional Airport on September 1, 2020.

SkyWest is part of the United Airlines network which will be marketed as United Express. The carrier will feature bookings, connections and baggage transfers that will access United Airlines’ global network.

Michael Morgan commented , “this is great news as this order ensures excellent regional jet service to Denver and Chicago for the next three years. SkyWest Airlines is an outstanding partner and we are excited for the future of Kearney Regional Airport.”

Kearney Regional Airport Chicago Flight

The aviation industry has seen significant reductions in demand in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus. As a result, SkyWest will suspend service from Kearney to Chicago with United Express, effective April 1. We will continue to monitor demand closely and will make adjustments in the future based on that response. SkyWest is committed to providing safe, reliable United Express service for all of our customers.

Passengers who may need to change or cancel reservations may do so at www.united.com.

Kearney Regional Airport Celebrates a Record-breaking 2019

Kearney Regional Airport set an annual enplanement record in 2019 with 21,269 enplanements. This is a 63% growth from the previous annual enplanement record which was 13,042 in 2013.

Since the start of air service in September 2018 with United Express, the Kearney Regional Airport has had 14 consecutive record-breaking months. In December 2019, the airport added an additional daily, non-stop route to Chicago. With the Denver route and new Chicago route, December was an all-time monthly record with 2,953 enplanements.

The success of the airport is very important Kearney and surrounding communities. We would like to thank everyone who has supported their local airport and chose to Fly Kearney! Visit www.united.com to book your trip today.

 

Kearney Regional Airport Breaks All-Time Passenger Record

Kearney Regional Airport has hit its ninth record breaking month since the start of air service in September 2018. In the month of June Kearney’s daily non-stop jet service to Denver with United Express served 1,916 passengers which is an all-time monthly record. Flights with United Express from Kearney to Denver are as low as $163 round-trip. Visit united.com to book your flight today!

Kearney Regional Airport Breaks All-Time Passenger Record

Kearney Regional Airport has hit its eighth record breaking month since the start of air service in September 2018. In the month of May Kearney’s daily non-stop jet service to Denver with United Express served 1,714 passengers which is an all-time monthly record. Flights with United Express from Kearney to Denver are as low as $163 round-trip. Visit united.com to book your flight today!

Flights Cancelled – FAA Equipment Damaged Due to Storm

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) at the Kearney Regional Airport was damaged during last night’s storm. This equipment is owned and maintained by the Federal Aviation Administration and reports weather information to the flight crews for the landing and takeoff of the aircraft. Therefore, flights serviced by United Express at the Kearney Regional Airport are cancelled until further notice. Passengers with questions should contact 1-800-United1 for flight updates.

Kearney Regional Airport Breaks April Passenger Record

Kearney Regional Airport has hit its seventh record breaking month since the start of air service in September 2018. In the month of April Kearney’s daily non-stop jet service to Denver with United Express served 1,303 passengers which is an all-time record for the month of April. Flights with United Express from Kearney to Denver are as low as $163 round-trip. Visit united.com to book your flight today!

Kearney Regional Airport Breaks March Passenger Record

Kearney Regional Airport has hit its sixth record breaking month since the start of air service in September 2018. In the month of March Kearney’s daily non-stop jet service to Denver with United Express served 1,242 passengers which is an all-time record for the month of March. Flights with United Express from Kearney to Denver are as low as $163 round-trip. Visit united.com to book your flight today!