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Air Travel

Air Travel

Flying into the great Mount Rushmore State of South Dakota is a breeze, with six major airports for convenient air travel plans.


Those destinations include Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD), Pierre Regional Airport (PIR), Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP), Huron Regional Airport (HON), Watertown Regional Airport (ATY) and lastly, (for major airports), Aberdeen Regional Airport (ABR). The biggest and most passenger-traveled international airport in South Dakota is Sioux Falls Airport, also known as also known as Joe Foss Field—named in honor of aviator and Sioux Falls native Joe Foss, who later served as the 20th Governor of South Dakota.

Gateway cities serving South Dakota

Chicago, Illinois (CHI - O'Hare International Airport)
Cincinnati, Ohio (CVG - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport)
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas (DFW - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport)
Denver, Colorado (DEN - Denver International Airport)
Houston, Texas (IAH - Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport)
Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS - McCarran International Airport)
Minneapolis, Minnesota (MSP - Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport)
Orlando, Florida (SFB - Orlando Sanford International Airport)
Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona (IWA - Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport)
Salt Lake City, Utah (SLC - Salt Lake City International Airport)

Major Airlines

Major airlines serve the six cities mentioned above: Aberdeen, Huron, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Watertown.

The major carriers include Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines and United Airlines.