New Jets At Magic Valley Regional Airport
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) The Magic Valley Regional Airport marks a milestone Thursday, as the inaugural large jet Delta flight touched down.
The new 50 passenger jet service will improve the commuter experience to and from south-central Idaho’s regional airport.
Delta Connection, operated by Skywest Airlines, is transitioning to larger jet aircrafts, at the same time maintaining convenience for connecting Delta flights at the Salt Lake City International Airport.
Bill Carberry is the airport manager out at Magic Valley Regional.
He says this new flight service is a big deal for his airport.
"Well, we've sort of re-entered the jet age... we haven't had jets scheduled here since the 1970's. So with the smaller turbo-props being phased out, the airline is replacing them with jets. So we know people enjoy that; it's a lot more comfortable. And we’re here today to sort of celebrate a little bit and welcome them into town," Carberry explains.
As part of the transition, Skywest will replace four 30 passenger aircrafts with two of the new 50 passenger jets.
Although the transition will reduce the frequency of flights at the Magic Valley Regional Airport, it will replace smaller turbo-prop aircrafts with much more comfortable jet service.
The jets will also reduce waiting time for connecting flights from Salt Lake.