T.F. City Council: Yes For Extra Airport Flights, Not Yet For Park Plan


By Joey Martin

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Magic Valley Regional Airport will soon see more flights.

On Monday, the Twin Falls City Council approved a request to increase the number of daily flights.

Last August, the city received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The grant was awarded to the city for having a successful plan increasing flight capacity at Magic Valley Regional Airport.

SkyWest Airlines has agreed to add another 30–seat aircraft to the daily flight list.

The aircraft will allow for an additional inbound flight from Salt Lake City during the evening.

And also an additional outbound flight in the morning.

"We're very excited about it. It should start in mid June. I know people are really looking for that additional capacity going to Salt Lake. I encourage them to check the internet and get their tickets." Said Airport Manager, Bill Carberry.

On Monday the council also heard from the Twin Falls Parks and Recreation Department.

The Parks Department was looking for the City to possibly fund the construction of 2 specialty parks.

They are the proposed Dog Park and Community Garden.

But the council decided more information was needed for the projects.

They were unsure if they should approve an unfunded, big dollar project in the middle of the fiscal year.

The council did encourage the Parks Department to increase fundraising efforts.

And also explore other possible alternatives for a Dog Park.

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