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Published January 28, 2014, 05:26 PM

Devils Lake residents temporarily without air service

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -People in Devils Lake and Jamestown will soon be without air service.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -People in Devils Lake and Jamestown will soon be without air service.

But a backup plan is in the works.

Great Lakes Airlines pulls out February first.

But the Department of Transportation will award a new essential air service bid this week.

Devils Lake officials and North Dakota's congressional delegation have endorsed a bid by Skywest airlines.

Skywest wants to operate one direct flight to Denver each day, while Great Lakes flies to Minneapolis-Saint Paul.

John Nord, Devils Lake Regional Airport: "Being reliable, dependable jet service, nonstop into a large airport, I think will work very nicely for us."

Nord says it's likely Skywest will receive the bid to fly out of Devils Lake, but the airline would need months to prepare, leaving Devils Lake without air service until then.

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