Airport to receive $750,000 grant in effort to establish Duluth-to-Denver flights
The federal funding is designed to help smaller cities improve air service.
U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber announced Thursday that Duluth has been awarded a $750,000 grant through the Small Community Air Service Development Program, with the aim to lure a carrier to provide direct service to Denver.
The Duluth Airport Authority has scheduled a Friday morning news conference to talk about the grant and how it will be used. Authority staff did not respond to messages from the News Tribune on Thursday afternoon asking for details on the status of its efforts to establish Duluth-to-Denver service.
Duluth International Airport is currently served by United Airlines, which offers one daily direct flight to Chicago, and by Delta, providing five daily direct flights to Minneapolis-St. Paul.
As of Dec. 17, a third carrier will enter the market, as Sun Country plans to launch direct service to Fort Myers, Florida, and Phoenix, Arizona.