The Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport commission received word Monday morning that the popular midday round trip flight to Minneapolis will return this summer, along with a bonus fourth flight on Saturday evenings.
Airport director Matt Leitner said Delta Airlines said the “overwhelming response” to the extra midday flight last summer showed that Rhinelander can easily fill the seats on the additional flight.
From June 8 until August 31, six days a week, flights will depart from Rhinelander at 6:34 a.m., 11:35 a.m. and 3:49 p.m. and arrive at Minneapolis/St. Paul at 8:11 a.m., 12:40 p.m. and 4:59 p.m. respectively. The Saturday flights will depart Rhinelander at 7:07 p.m. and arrive at Minneapolis/St. Paul at 8:12 p.m. and will run from July 11 to Aug. 15.
Planes will depart Minneapolis/St. Paul at 10:05 a.m., 2:27 p.m. and 5:40 p.m. daily with arrival times in Rhinelander being 11:02 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:37 p.m. The Saturday flight will depart Minneapolis/St. Paul at 10:25 p.m. and arrive at 11:19 p.m.
Jamie Taylor may be reached via email at [email protected].