Airline trims service to 1 flight a day; airport access changed, too

Apr 9, 2020 From staff reports

United Express Airlines has cut its service to one flight per days between Riverton and Denver.

The airline said the reduced schedule is due to a "significant reduction in demand nationwide in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic."

United Airlines will contact passengers affected by the change.

Airport access limited

Meanwhile, airport managers have decided to limit access to the terminal in Riverton in order to minimize the spread of coronavirus. Now only ticketed airline passengers, rental car customers, airport and tenant employees, and individuals aiding ticketed seniors, passengers with disabilities, or unaccompanied minors may enter the terminal.

"Those wishing to meet and greet friends and loved ones can do so from the comfort of their vehicle outside the terminal," public works director Kyle Butterfield said in a press release.

He noted that the airport has not experienced any known occurrences of COVID-19 at this time. Instead, he said, the changes at the airport represent "proactive measures to help exercise social distancing and to help minimize the spread of COVID-19."

"The city, the airport, and its partner airline have taken numerous steps to ensure the safety of the travelling public including enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures," he added.