Helena Regional Airport continues to seek return of Delta’s Minneapolis flight

The Helena Regional Airport is continuing discussions with Delta Airlines to reinstate the Helena-Minneapolis service, according to a recent posting on social media.

Airport director Jeff Wadekamper said the Airport Authority, along with the Helena Air Service Alliance partners and its air service consultant Mike Boyd of Boyd Group International, met in October at the Montana Airline Rendezvous in Missoula with Delta Airline’s general manager of network planning to lobby for this service out of Helena.

Sign points to the Helena Regional Airport.

Phil Drake, Independent Record

Representing the Helena airport were Callie Aschim, president and chief executive officer of the Helena Area Chamber of Commerce, Assistant Airport Director Ross Marty and Wadekamper.

Other than Delta, airlines at the conference were Alaska, Allegiant, American, Breeze, Cape Air, Southwest, Southern, Sun Country and United.

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He said Delta indicated they are still unable to reinstate the Helena service to Minneapolis at this time due to pilot and aircraft constraints. Helena had a flight to Minneapolis, which Wadekamper said was popular with local

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