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Riverton's airport board asks Hertz to stay open on Saturdays

May 18, 2017 - By Daniel Bendtsen, Staff Writer

The Riverton Airport Board has asked Hertz to open its doors for business on Saturdays to accommodate passengers on incoming flights.

Hertz typically stays open only during typical business hours Monday through Friday.

Board chairman Dean Peranteaux said "it affects the perspective of our airport" if passengers flying in on Saturdays are not able to rent a car.

"The least we can do is make sure people can get from the airport to wherever they're going," he said.

Mick Pryor, who also sits on the board, said he believes that since Hertz is using city property at a "significantly discounted rate," the company has an obligation "to ensure our public is not marooned on a Saturday night."

According to Riverton public works director Kyle Butterfield, Hertz's corporate office is currently reviewing the request, which would require Hertz to have personnel on site for "each scheduled inbound flight."

Hertz's current lease agreement at the city expires July 1.

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