No flights canceled in first week

Friday, June 3, 2016
Boutique Air First Officer James Taylor of Denver, Colo., preps the Pilatus PC-12 for luggage. (Bruce Baker/McCook Gazette)

McCOOK, Neb. -- Commercial air service at the McCook airport is already seeing marked improvement with new provider Boutique Air. Airport officials confirmed this morning no flights were canceled this week.

Avoiding spring-time cancellations might be considered a minor achievement in some airport circles, however, it's a big step forward from the three flights cancelled just last week at the McCook airport under the previous airline.

Boutique Air took over commercial air service at McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airport June 1 and Public Works Director Kyle Potthoff indicated Thursday he was very pleased with the airline thus far. Potthoff said there were a lot of positive indicators, in addition to the airline prioritizing the restoration of confidence in the flight schedule.

City of McCook Public Works Director Kyle Potthoff, left, and Boutique Air Captain Vinnie Veruchi of Sedalia, Colo., meet for the first time just prior to takeoff Thursday morning. (Bruce Baker/McCook Gazette)

Individuals wanting to book a flight or gather more information concerning flights into or out of McCook should visit the Boutique Air website at or call the reservation line at 1-855-268-8478. Tickets can be purchased at the McCook airport terminal, Monday thru Friday from 4 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 4 a.m. - 6:30 a.m.

There is not a local airport number to call for flight information at this time.

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  • Getting the program where luggage from McCook directly to another airline in Denver without going through security again will even increase ridership.

    -- Posted by dennis on Sun, Jun 5, 2016, at 9:12 AM
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