2024 Air Service Summit hosted by Rapid City Regional Airport

Air Service Summit Scheduled for February 12, 2024

Rapid City Regional Airport is sponsoring a free Air Service Summit for anyone interested in learning more about the airline industry and the challenges impacting our local air service development.

The air travel industry is highly competitive, with numerous airlines consolidating and reducing their capacity in regional markets. Community support and innovative approaches play a vital role in attracting and retaining flights. Although many small communities are seeing a decline in passenger numbers, Rapid City has surpassed its previous enplanement records in 2023.

Join industry experts, Jeffrey Hartz and Margaret Muir, Managing Air Service Development Directors at Mead & Hunt, for an interactive and focused discussion on air travel in the current market. Discover how you can contribute to influencing air service through this informative session.

Event Details:

February 12, 2024

3:00 - 5:00 PM MST

Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn  - 505 N 5th St, Rapid City, SD 57701

Notice is further given to all individuals with disabilities that this open house informational meeting is being held in a physically accessible place. Any individuals with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the meeting should submit a request on the RSVP form below. Please request accommodations no later than two business days prior to the meeting to ensure accommodations are available.

Margaret Muir is a Managing Director, Air Service Consulting, joining Mead & Hunt in July 2022. Prior to joining Mead & Hunt, Margaret spent 17 years at American Airlines, starting in Finance and joining Network and Schedule Planning in 2014. As a Network Planner, she managed planning for several AA hubs, optimizing connectivity to large and small communities. She navigated the changing demand profiles and market profiles of the recent industry cycle, helping the airline to recover capacity faster than any other major carrier. Margaret holds a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University and a Master of Arts and a Master of Business Administration from SMU in Dallas.

 Jeffrey Hartz is a Managing Director for Air Service Development for Mead & Hunt and has 20 years of airline planning and air service development experience. He brings hands-on experience in all facets of airline planning, including market analysis, forecasting, financial planning and analysis, scheduling, pricing and revenue management. Jeffrey’s airline background includes working in strategic planning, scheduling and marketing in

management roles at American Airlines/American Eagle Airlines, Big Sky Airlines and Mesa Air Group.  Jeffrey has a Bachelors and two Masters degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and is a certified Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor.

One comment

  1. Is it possible that RAP gate fees to airlines are to high? Perhaps services such as Southwest, Frontier and others would make air travel into and out of RAP more affordable. Many potential customers drive to DIA as a viable option to the high cost of RAP. Thank You.

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