CHEYENNE (WNE) — American Airlines, marketed as its subsidiary American Eagle, will provide once-daily nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Cheyenne Regional Airport through SkyWest Airlines beginning Nov. 4.
The business route will seat 40-50 passengers on a Bombardier CRJ200 regional jet.
Cheyenne has been without commercial air service since late March, when Great Lakes Airlines suspended all turboprop flights. At that point, the company offered just one flight a week to Denver International Airport.
Proponents of commercial air service in the city have long said the route to Dallas/Fort Worth would serve Cheyenne’s military, oil and gas, and wind energy production communities, and the airport’s hub connectivity will likely be an additional asset to travelers.
The effort to secure new air service for Cheyenne began within days of Great Lakes’ announcement. The Cheyenne Regional Air Focus Team, established last year to help generate financial support for a new carrier, worked with business leaders and public bodies to fund the initiative.