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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Aerodynamics Inc. will continue to provide subsidized air service to Pierre and Watertown.

The new contract under the federal government’s Essential Air Service program runs through July 2020.

The EAS program subsidizes airline flights to dozens of communities across the county that otherwise would have no air service.

KCCR radio reports that the number of people flying out of the Pierre airport has nearly doubled since 2016, the year Aerodynamics began providing service to Denver.

Aerodynamics was going to add service to Minneapolis but retracted the offer when it couldn’t get access to the airport there.


Information from: KCCR-AM,