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July 31, 2013

Rapid City Departments- Airport

The Airport is one of twelve departments in the Rapid City government. Their purpose is to run and maintain the Rapid City Regional Airport.

Mission Statement

From the Mission Statement:

It is the mission of the Rapid City Regional Airport Board to provide safe, efficient, environmentally sensitive, and economically self-sustaining air transportation facilities responsive to the community needs.

History

From a single runway, the Rapid City Airport has grown into the major transport hub of western South Dakota. The city started looking at expanding the airport in 1964. The expanded airport was deemed worthy of a new name, so a contest was run in December 1969 to chose one. Rapid City Regional Airport was the winner chosen in January 1970. Among expansions over the years have been an additional runway, expanded parking, and expansion of the terminal and security area.

Overview

Patrick Dame is the department director, overseeing the the divisions of Finance and Administration, Facilities and Maintenance, Operations and Security, and Airport Rescue and Firefighting. The airport also has a Board of Directors, mayoral appointees responsible for oversight of the airport and able to sign contracts on the city's behalf (the board is covered by Chapter 2.72 of the Municipal Code).

Rapid City Regional Airport is serviced by Allegiant, American, Delta, and United airlines. Between them, flight travel to and from Chicago, Denver, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Las Vegas, Mesa, Arizona; Minneapolis and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Additional Information

Airport Department Homepage

Airport Master Plan

Airport Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

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Rapid City, SD 57701
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