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Air Travel To South Dakota

Flying into the great Mount Rushmore State 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 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.

Major Airlines

Major carriers include Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, and United Airlines. These carriers do not service all six airports. Check airport or airline websites for more information.


Gateway cities serving South Dakota

Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT - Charlotte Douglas International Airport)
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)


U.S. Customs Information

For out-of-country travelers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. On their website, you can find valuable information about international travel news and alerts, admission into the United States, border security and more.


CAR RENTALS & Tranportation

All South Dakota's airports have at least one, or multiple, car rental agencies on-site, as well as public transportation options, taxis and private charter services. 

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