Delta Air Lines is launching twice-daily regional jet service between Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport in Dickinson, North Dakota and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on June 10.
The new service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines using 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets.
Last year, Delta also added service to Williston, North Dakota, where the Bakken oil reserves were first discovered.
“Delta’s commitment to providing two daily flights between Dickinson and Minneapolis-St. Paul will help us meet the transportation needs of this growing region of North Dakota,” says North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple. “Boardings at Dickinson’s Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport have risen significantly and this expanded jet service will enhance the region’s access to the nation and world.”
“We appreciate the airline committing to serve southwestern North Dakota,” says John Hoeven, a Republican U.S. senator for North Dakota. “With Delta’s plan for new flights in and out of Dickinson twice a day, the city will have access to two major hubs, Minneapolis to the east and Denver to the west helping western North Dakota meet the demand for expanded air service owing to a growing economy.”
“The Dickinson market has demonstrated considerable recent growth due to oil and gas production, and our flights to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport will offer passengers convenient one-stop connectivity from one of Delta’s largest hubs,” says Joe Esposito, Delta’s managing director – domestic network planning.
“From Minneapolis-St. Paul, Delta customers can connect to 131 non-stop destinations, including 22 international destinations across Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean,” adds Esposito.
From June 10, the first of the day’s two Delta Connection flights between Dickinson and Minneapolis will depart Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport (IATA code DIK) at 7:45 a.m. and arrive at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) at 10:19 a.m. local time.
The second daily SkyWest Airlines flight will leave DIK at 11:50 a.m. and touch down at MSP at 2:23 p.m. local time.
In the other direction, the first Delta Connection flight will push back from the gate at MSP at 10:15 a.m. daily and reach DIK at 11:02 a.m. local time. The second flight is timed to begin taxiing at MSP at 5:30 p.m. daily, in order to land at DIK at 6:16 p.m. local time.