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Air service growth down last month

Nov 18, 2016 From staff reports

Since Denver Air Connection began servicing Riverton Regional Airport in July, boarding numbers have continued to increase.

However, the growth has begun to slow.

After enplanement numbers grew by an average of 51 percent each month since July, Riverton's business grew by just 10 percent last month.

Almost 560 passengers flew out in October.

All of October's growth came from Great Lakes Airlines, the long-time provider that was expected to end its Riverton service this year. Instead, the Cheyenne-based company is rebounding: Great Lakes boarded 296 passengers last month - one-third more than it had in September.

By contrast, Denver Air boarded 262 people - 47 fewer passengers than it flew in September.

Local officials hope the city will eventually reach 10,000 passengers annually again.

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