SkyWest to continue flights from Cody to Salt Lake

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — SkyWest Airlines says it will use a federal subsidy to continue service between Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody and Salt Lake City.

The Powell Tribune reports ( ) that SkyWest will offer one daily flight during the winter months this winter and next winter. Flying for Delta Air Lines, SkyWest will receive a $352,000 subsidy from the federal Essential Air Service program.

As in the past, SkyWest says it will continue making morning and afternoon flights in the summer without a subsidy.

The Essential Air Service program guarantees small airports, such as Yellowstone Regional, two commercial flights per day to a major hub like Salt Lake City.

For the next two winters, SkyWest will fly a Canadair Regional Jet 200 (CRJ200) turbojet that holds 50 passengers.