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Harold Van Leeuwen, the manager of the Bemidji Regional Airport, points out improvements made in the new terminal at the airport. Van Leeuwen was one of three men who spoke about the state of Minnesota aviation at a Monday afternoon press conference at the Bemidji Regional Airport. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Bemidji Regional Airport: Delta out, SkyWest in

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Bemidji's commercial air service will likely continue under a different provider.

Harold Van Leeuwen, manager of Bemidji Regional Airport, said Monday that SkyWest Airlines most likely will offer commercial air service once Delta Air Lines stops servicing Bemidji.


Delta this summer announced its plans to drop flights in 24 small cities as it sought a subsidy from the U.S. Department of Transportation under the Essential Air Service program.

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