2013-02-21 / News

Sawyer airport to enhance flight options

MARQUETTE – Local demand for more seats and additional flight options has resulted in enhanced flight schedules at Sawyer International Airport.

Passengers will now have midday seat availability on both American Airlines and Delta Airlines.

American Airlines has announced plans to add a 1:40 p.m. departure to Chicago O’Hare effective June 12. Two Saturday flights will also be added, providing greater flexibility in scheduling.

“We’ve made our case, and the airlines have positively responded,” commented Duane DuRay, airport manager. “Now it’s up to the community. Ridership and load factors will determine how long we maintain these schedules.”

Delta Airlines previously announced plans to add a third daily departure to Detroit effective March 2.

“Much of Sawyer’s progress can be attributed/credited to those customers who continue to book flights from Sawyer,” said Steve Schenden, director of operations. “We thank the community for their support and loyalty in considering Sawyer first before using alternate airports.”

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