Rapid City Regional Airport seeing increased passenger numbers
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Regional Airport had record numbers of passenger loads in the two months before the pandemic shut things down.
The numbers in January and February put the airport on track for its fourth consecutive record-breaking year until COVID-19 dropped passenger loads to a low of 93 percent in April, compared to the same month last year.
However, things are bouncing back.
August gave RAP its best passenger enplanement numbers since last December much of that attributed to the Sturgis Rally.
Airport officials say they’re pleased with the upward trend saying it’s slightly ahead of the national average.