PIERRE | Pierre's mayor is in Wyoming Monday meeting with officials from the only company providing commercial air service for South Dakota's capital city.

Laurie Gill tells KCCR radio that she was invited to meet with Great Lakes Airlines officials at the company headquarters in Cheyenne, Wyo., to talk about air service issues. The company provides daily flights from Pierre to Denver and Minneapolis.

Gill says it's a chance to keep strengthening an already strong relationship. The mayor says she wants to talk about ticket prices, schedules and the size of planes used on the routes.

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In Pierre, data showed over 85% of Business done at the airport is state or federal employees.The over priced ticket can not be bought by the majority of people in Pierre and surrounding area. I took my wife and two kids to Orlando and save almost $800 flying out of SiouxFalls. The business I work for had work in DC, we had to fly out of RC and SF, save about $2000. If there waqs not a state capitol in Pierre, there would be no need for an airport, by the way you just spent millions of your tax $$$$ on a facelift for the airport.....

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