A continued nationwide staffing shortage in the airline industry will bring a slight scheduling change to Western Nebraska Regional Airport at this point.
Airport Director Raul Aguallo told the Airport Authority Board on Wednesday that they will be going from 12 flights a week to 10 flights a week sometime in March.
Aguallo told KNEB News the company reached out to them last month to let him know that due to the shortage of pilots and other staff, they were going to have to cut back.
He said they will be dropping two flights a week from their current schedule, but at this point he was unsure which flights would be affected.
Aguallo says we are still their fastest growing market in the EAS program nationwide so it has nothing to do with our local performance, but more to do with that fact that we are within 200 miles from Denver and easiest to remove a flight from.
He says the airport will be going out for bids again this year for their Essential Air Service Contracts, and anticipates that SkyWest will again bid for the contract.