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Twin Falls City Council votes to approve daily flight service to Denver through SkyWest Airlines

Tickets for the flights will be on sale beginning Feb. 23 and trips will be made beginning May 12.

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — The Twin Falls City Council approved an agreement with SkyWest Airlines that will provide a nonstop flight between Magic Valley Regional Airport in Twin Falls and Denver International Airport.

Tickets for the flights will be on sale through SkyWest Airlines beginning Feb. 23 and trips will be made beginning May 12.

"Whether Twin Falls travelers are heading to Denver or beyond, these new flights are a great option," Greg Atkin, SkyWest's managing director of market development said. "Our passengers also can fly with confidence thanks to the layered approach to safety, which includes enhanced cleaning, mandatory face coverings, and customer self-assessments with check-in."

Twin Falls Mayor Suzanne Hawkins believes the flight connection is a new benefit for the area.

"We're excited for the addition of a United route to Denver International Airport because it will expand the Magic Valley's connectivity to more flights and destinations around the world," Hawkins said. "As a vibrant and growing community, the citizens and businesses of the City of Twin Falls and surrounding communities seek greater connectivity to family, friends, and colleagues. And as the recent pandemic has demonstrated, we need to be with those people -- not only in times of need, but also to collaborate, compete, and celebrate together. We appreciate United for bringing us closer to more people in new destinations."

SkyWest will continue operations of three Delta Airlines flights each day between Twin Falls and Salt Lake City. Flights run Sunday through Friday with two flights on Saturday.

"We're really excited to see forecasts for robust air travel returning again this summer as the COVID-19 vaccines are administered to the public and the airlines continue to take the appropriate precautions for safe air travel," Bill Carberry, Magic Valley Regional Airport manager, said. "The Magic Valley Regional Airport is prepared to safely accommodate air travelers with its recently expanded terminal and ticket counters. It provides the space needed to social distance and, combined with the airlines' safety protocols, will provide a safe and enjoyable travel experience."

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