Business View Magazine | October 2019

155 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE OCTOBER 2019 HURON REGIONAL AIRPORT On the cusp of a renaissance H uron Regional Airport is a city-owned, public airport in Huron, South Dakota, and Airport Manager, Larry Cooper, has a plan to reinvigorate the once bustling commercial facility. Together with the new Fixed Base Operator, Skyways, through FLY Jet Center, his vision is to create a service center at the Huron Airport that rivals any in the country, while becoming a must-stop location along any route. “Through their other subsidiary, JET 60, a maintenance and charter service, they are flying Lear 60s across the country,” explains Cooper. “They chose Huron as the mid-country location for stopovers and service. They own six Lear jets and manage 14 others for clients. The dream is to make this a one-stop service center for everyone.” Cooper believes it will be a welcome change because for many years, the tides have been running the other way. The first operations at Huron began in 1917, and at that time, Huron AT A GLANCE HURON REGIONAL AIRPORT WHAT: A city-owned, public airport WHERE: Huron, South Dakota WEBSITE: