United Express begins serving FD airport
2 Mar 2021
Jet service has touched down again at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport.
On Monday, shortly before 11 a.m., the first United Express flight from Chicago O’Hare International Airport landed in Fort Dodge carrying 11 passengers.
United Express, operated by SkyWest Airlines, officially took over service at the Fort Dodge airport on Monday, replacing Air Choice One, which served the airport since 2015 until its contract expired on Sunday.
The last time jets served the Fort Dodge airport was in late 2011 and early 2012, during the last months of Delta Air Lines’ presence in the community. That was also the last time that Fort Dodge passengers could make seamless connections to other flights at a larger airport.
At O’Hare, Fort Dodge passengers will be able to seamlessly transfer to United Airlines flights to the rest of the country and the world without rechecking their bags.