SkyWest Airline Sets Starting Date
- Just after the new year, air travelers from Rhinelander will be able to fly direct to Minneapolis.
SkyWest Airlines won the new contract to fly out of Rhinelander last month.
Today, the company said service to the Twin Cities will begin January 4th.
Each of the twice-daily flights will seat 50 passengers.Travelers can begin booking tickets immediately through Delta.
SkyWest will take over for Frontier Airlines, which flew to and from Milwaukee.
SkyWest is affliated with Delta, which serves about 80 destinations beyond Minneapolis.
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7th annual historical society picnic
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