Enplanements up 50% at MCK

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

McCOOK, Neb. — Commercial airline passengers flying out of the McCook Airport to Denver, Colo., in 2021 increased by over 50% from the prior year, according to the City of McCook enplanement/deplanement numbers.

Boutique Air is the federally subsidized airline provider at McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airport and offers daily flights to and from Denver.

A total of 1,974 passengers flew out of the McCook Airport to Denver last year, a 53.14% increase from total passengers in 2020 with 1,289 passengers.

Total number of commercial passengers flying into McCook from Denver in 2021 was 1,950, a 50.23% increase from the 1,298 passengers in 2020.

Commercial air travel demand plummeted in the beginning of March 2020 due to the COVID-19 economic lockdown, with passenger numbers picking up later in the year.

For December 2021, a total of 178 passengers enplaned at the McCook airport, a 20.27% increase from December 2020 with 148 passengers

Unplanned passengers in December 2021 totaled 164, an 18.84% increase from deplaned passengers in December 2020 at 138.

There were 56 flights scheduled to Denver from McCook in December, with 47 flights flown; two were canceled for weather and seven for “other.”

There were 55 flights scheduled in December from Denver to McCook, with 46 flights flown; two were canceled for weather and seven for “other.”

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