An airplane and ground handler on the pavement at Rapid City Regional Airport


April 19

Rapid City Regional Airport reports a record-breaking first quarter.

Rapid City Regional Airport welcomed 59,158 enplaned passengers (total number of passengers boarding the aircraft at RAP), an increase of 13.9% from the same period in 2022 and 1,463 enplanements over the previous record period from 2019.

"It's encouraging to see the increasing number of passengers at our airport. This record-breaking trend not only highlights the growing demand for air travel in our region but also signifies the effectiveness of our efforts to provide a seamless travel experience. We are thrilled to continue serving our passengers and contributing to the growth of our industry," said Airport Executive Director, Patrick Dame.

Rapid City Regional Airport is the only full-service commercial airport for the Black Hills, serving several major cities throughout the United States. It is the mission of Rapid City Regional Airport to provide a safe, environmentally responsible, and fiscally self-sustainable operation ensuring high-quality services and facilities.