Cheyenne Regional Airport offering alternative to DIA

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CHEYENNE, Wyo (KGWN) - For years, flying anywhere in the country for most people in Cheyenne has meant one thing: You have to get to Denver first.

But now officials with Cheyenne Regional Airport say there's another way. The morning of November 4th, an American Eagle CRJ 200 will land in Cheyenne and open the gates of the capital city to the nation.
The flight is small -- only 50 people at a time -- and the airport will offer only one a day.

McKall Morris, a spokesperson for Skywest Airlines, says the flights will be reliable.

"The flight is going to be comfortable, fast... Every seat is either a window seat or an isle seat. At skywest we pride ourselves on our reliability.”

The flights will have one destination, Dallas-Fort Worth, and from there, passengers can connect to the rest of the country.

"Give us a chance,” says Tim Barth, Director of Aviation at the airport, β€œIt's one stop shopping to get folks from Cheyenne to wherever they need to go without putting up with that I-25 corridor hassle anymore."

Officials say the parking is free, and the new flights will also be competitive. Depending on the day you fly, a round trip from Cheyenne to Dallas could cost less than 200-dollars.