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Delta to suspend jet service to Dickinson

DICKINSON, N.D. – Delta Airlines announced Monday morning that it’s suspending service to Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport effective Dec. 1, due to what the company cited as lack of passenger demand and profitability on the route.

“We have seen a decline in passenger traffic over the past several months,” said spokesperson for the airline Anthony Black.

The jet service to Dickinson began twice-daily flights to and from Minneapolis on June 10, 2013, in response to demand created by the western North Dakota oil boom.

Black said, at this time, Delta has no timeline for re-entry into the market.

“If something changes and demand would return to the point where we would be able to resume service, we would look at the market and consider to resume service,” Black said.

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All passengers that were ticketed for travel after Nov. 30 should contact Delta via phone or through its website.

“We are disappointed in Delta’s announcement, but will be continuing to push forward to ensure that the demand for airline service in Dickinson is met,” Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport Manager Kelly Braun stated in a news release.

Braun stated in the release that United Airlines will continue to provide twice-daily service to the Denver International Airport.

Dickinson airport officials said they will also be contacting United to discuss expansion of their service to potentially accommodate the demand for air service in the community.

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