Possible Effects of Flight Changes in Twin Falls


By KMVT News

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - A new larger jet service started on Thursday in the Magic Valley.

The change also means less flights coming into and out of the Magic Valley Regional Airport.

"The airline has made a decision now to retire the smaller turbo airplanes and they don't have any replacement planes of that size so our community is going to be upgraded to the 50 seat passenger jet," said Bill Carberry, Airport Manager.

Daily Delta connection flights are starting on June 5.

"That really means quick connections, quicker flights to Salt Lake. It's more comfortable and a lot of folks just seem to like that better," said Carberry.

But, what does this transition mean for the Happy Landing Restaurant?

"As far as we're concerned we're probably going to see a bigger affect than anyone else at the airport," said Mark Boring, the Owner of the Happy Landing Restaurant.

Switching from four 30 passenger flights to two 50 passenger flights means 20 less possible customers a day. Boring also said the new jet schedule is not conducive with meal time hours which means even less service.

"We're hoping for the best. We've been here for 11 years. We're going to stick it out and see how it goes," Boring said.

For more information on new flight times, log on to the City of Twin Falls' website at www.tfid.org

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