Oh well, it was a good way to get to Denver while it lasted.
But this morning it sounds that the convenience of the Watertown/Pierre/Denver flight from ADI/Great Lakes might have been too much of a good thing:
Federal officials say the subsidy level in the city has surpassed $200 per passenger. Federal rules say any EAS community within 210 miles of a major hub airport must maintain a subsidy level below that mark, and the Transportation Department says Watertown is 207 miles from the Minneapolis airport.
Watertown Mayor Steve Thorson maintains the center of the city of 22,000 people is actually 4 miles farther west than under the government’s measurement. Thorson adds that he is not worried.