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Mayors: Airline ends service to Pierre, Watertown

January 20, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Passenger air service has stopped to the South Dakota cities of Pierre and Watertown.

Watertown Mayor Sarah Caron and Pierre Mayor Steve Harding said in a statement Sunday that California Pacific Airlines has stopped service to their cities.

CP Air provides essential air service to the two South Dakota cities. The mayors say both their communities currently have no scheduled air service and there is no information indicating that it will resume.

Harding says his city — the state capital — relies on air service for state and federal employees and businesspeople.

CP Air did not immediately respond to requests for comment Sunday.

The mayors say the Department of Transportation has called for proposals from airlines interested in serving Pierre and Watertown. The deadline for submitting proposals is Jan. 30.

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