Demand Leads To More Summer Flights At ROCA
Demand has convinced the air carrier at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport to add on flights this summer. Airport Director Matthew Leitner, says next summer, there will be more flights available..
"....It may be germaine to note, my first day here on May 16, someone came in looking for a ticket, they couldn't buy one in July, two months in advance, because we were already booked up. We'll have that additional frequency beginning on June 19, 2019. It departs Minneapolis at 10:07(am) gets to Rhinelander at 11:21, out of Rhinelander at 11:46(am) and into Minneapolis at 1:02(p.m.).... "
This is in addition to the two round-trip flights already departing from Rhinelander. The connecting flights to Minneapolis-St. Paul are made available through SkyWest Airlines. Leitner says that will give them 150 seats to and from the Twin Cities each day during June, July and August.
He says they were able to convince the airlines that there was enough demand...
"The demand has been increasing this past six-seven years with Delta. This was initiated by my predecessor and something we continued...to get (SkyWest) to offer some additional capacity which we desperately need. We put together a presentation in September and we took it to (SkyWest)...negotiated subsequent to that. They granted us this additional flight, which is just wonderful...."
Leitner says the extra flight should be good for fares because of the extra capacity. Leitner says the public demand leads to the extra flights. More information is available at delta dot com