In more government-subsidy news, the Federal Aviation Administration just approved subsidizing flights to Chicago from the rural airport to Governor Kristi Noem’s house:
The Federal Aviation Administration approved Skywest to operate United Express flights from Watertown to Chicago beginning Sept. 1.
The new daily route will replace one of the current flights to Denver. Skywest came to Watertown earlier this year and began flying to Denver [Michael Geheren, “Government Approves Watertown-to-Chicago Flights,” KELO-TV, 2019.06.04].
According to the USDOT documents posted by KELO-TV, SkyWest Airlines will continue to receive $2,653 from us taxpayers for each of its flights to and from Watertown.