American Airlines to add Rapid City-LaGuardia route

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RAPID CITY, S.D.  – Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) announced that American Airlines will be offering weekly nonstop flights to LaGuardia Airport in New York.

Beginning June 5 through September 4, the seasonal route will be flown on Saturdays, bringing the total number of nonstop destinations served by RAP this summer to 23.

“This is great news for Rapid City and the region.” Patrick Dame, RAP Executive Director, said.  “As we continue to move out of the pandemic, having more destinations is great for our local and regional economy for those passengers flying in, as well as providing additional opportunities for our local passengers to travel to multiple destinations.”

Dame is hopeful the new route will be successful and may lead to future expansion.

Many of RAP’s existing routes began as less than daily and/or seasonal service and expanded to meet the ever increasing need for air travel.

LaGuardia is the third busiest airport serving New York City and is the closest of the three to Manhattan.  The three airports are the largest system and it is the twentieth busiest airport in the United States.  The route will be flown on an Embraer E175 with 76 seats.  Scheduled flights are as follows:

            DEP LGA:      10:20 AM Eastern                ARR RAP:     12:38 PM Mountain
DEP RAP:     13:15 PM Mountain             ARR LGA:      19:30 PM Eastern

RAP currently offers year round service to Chadron, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Phoenix-Mesa and Salt Lake City; with seasonal service to Appleton, Chicago, Charlotte, Grand Rapids, Houston, Indianapolis, Knoxville, Los Angeles, Nashville, Newark, New York, Peoria, Pittsburgh, Punta Gorda, Sanford, and San Francisco. 

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