United Express, operated by SkyWest Airlines has added an additional daily, roundtrip non-stop flight between Denver and Prescott beginning on March 5, 2020. This doubles the number of Denver departures operating daily from Prescott Regional Airport and complements the daily non-stop service to Los Angeles. Additionally, the airline has added 450 extra seats this Thanksgiving and Christmas season.
The additional daily Denver flight will initially operate from March through June 2020, and resume again from October 2020 through June 2021. The summer pause in the second flight schedule is due to Prescott Regional Airport’s shorter runway length coupled with midday summer heat, which necessitates aircraft weight restrictions. This seasonal pattern is expected to continue until the runway is lengthened sufficiently to allow year-round service with maximum seating availability.
“We are so pleased to receive this news,” said Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli. “The additional flights are a direct result of the support from our community.”
“This is an impressive testament of the Airline’s faith in the strong demand for air service in the region,” said Airport Director Dr. Robin Sobotta. “Some smaller airports must provide revenue guarantees to air carriers to gain additional flights. However, no guarantee was required for this additional flight, due to the extraordinary commercial air service market discovered at Prescott Regional Airport.”
For example, the City of Kearney, Nebraska recently agreed to pay more than $1.3M to SkyWest to gain an additional non-stop flight. The amount Kearney will eventually pay to SkyWest will ultimately depend upon passenger numbers using that additional flight.
Since the August 2018 launch of the United Express service at Prescott, more than 60,000 total passengers have flown to/from PRC. To book a flight from Prescott, please visit United’s website at www.united.com, on the United App, or by calling Reservations at 1-800-864-8331. United’s website at www.united.com, the United App, or by calling Reservations at 1-800-864-8331.United’s website at www.united.com, on the United App, or by calling Reservations at 1-800-864-8331.