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City Council approves Magic Valley Regional Airport revenue agreement with Skywest Airlines

This agreement models those approved at nearby airports including Pocatello; Elko, Nevada and Casper, Wyoming
Published: Mar. 29, 2022 at 10:23 AM MDT
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The Twin Falls City Council unanimously approved a $400,000 minimum revenue agreement with Skywest Airlines.

The agreement was made jointly between Twin Falls city and county in order to help alleviate any financial losses for the airline, which is struggling with pilot shortages. If the airline’s revenue covers the cost quarterly, then there is no payment required to the airline.

In accordance with the agreement, Skywest will provide a once-daily non-stop Delta flight from Twin Falls to Salt Lake City. They will also prioritize an early morning flight to Salt Lake City and an evening Twin Falls arrival when resources allow.

“I view this more as about preserving some level of service, as minimal as it may be, is better than the alternative of nothing,” said Twin Falls Councilmember Shawn Barigar.

This agreement models those approved at nearby airports including Pocatello; Elko, Nevada and Casper, Wyoming.

Magic Valley Regional Airport Manager Bill Carberry said this approval will help preserve the existing air service and associated infrastructure, which includes approximately 50 jobs.

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