Delta Airlines will suspend its service to Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport as of December 1 due to the route’s poor passenger demand and profitability, reports the Dickinson Press.
Delta spokesperson Anthony Black said, “We have seen a decline in passenger traffic over the past several months.” Flights from Dickinson to and from Minneapolis used to take off twice daily, beginning in June 2013, to serve the demand created by activity in the Bakken. Delta is currently unsure when it will resume the route.
As reported by the Press, Black said, “If something changes and demand would return to the point where we would be able to resume service, we would look at the market and consider to resume service.” All passengers with bookings after November 30 should contact Delta via phone or on its website.
Airport Manager Kelly Braun said in a news release, “We are disappointed in Delta’s announcement, but will be continuing to push forward to ensure that the demand for airline service in Dickinson is met.” Braun added that United Airlines will continue providing its twice-daily flights to the Denver International Airport. Also, airport officials plan to contact United to discuss expanding its service to meet the regional demand.