DOT approves new airline service


August 20, 2021

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe Officials from Denver Air Connect arrive in Ironwood on July 22 to offer their Essential Air Service proposal to the Gogebic-Iron Airport Board. The U.S. Department of Transportation approved the airport's recommendation for Denver Air on Wednesday and the airline will start jet service to Chicago and Minneapolis starting on Oct. 1.

IRONWOOD - The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved the new Essential Air Service provider for Gogebic-Iron County Airport, according to a Wednesday announcement from the agency.

Denver Air Connection was selected as the low-bid and community preferred EAS to replace Boutique Air Inc. with a two-year contract from Oct. 1, 2021 through Sept. 30, 2023, according to the announcement. The airline will fly six weekly nonstop flights to Chicago O'Hare International Airport using the 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 regional jet, and six nonstop flights to Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Air...

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