Skywest Airlines began their partnership with North Platte Regional Airport Thursday

North Platte, Neb. (KNOP) - The first flights came in and out of North Platte today since they stopped flights in September. The partnership is in conjunction with Skywest's partnership with United.

Carol Bodeen of North Platte and her brother Kenneth Nelson of Newman Grove, Neb. were two of SkyWest's first 32 passengers to fly out of North Platte. Bodeen said she was very happy that the service was available, and that she hoped people would take advantage of the flights so that the partnership would continue.

Layne Watson, Spokesperson for SkyWest Airlines said, "We are please to be here to offer twice daily flights. This is an advantage to people - to provide connectivity to Denver." He added that Denver is a huge hub to the world offering 370 flights to 150 world destinations. "This really connects people here to the world."

Dyke Scheffler of Palo Alto, California flew in on the first CRJ200 jet, into North Platte. He said he came into North Platte to "see his Grandma Peterson in Gothenburg."

He said, "The flight was fast, and very comfortable."

SkyWest is a partner airline with United, Delta Air, and Alaska Airlines. Now, SkyWest is a partner with North Platte Regional Airport.

Tickets can be purchased by going on to the United.com website. The flight from North Platte to Denver International takes about 30 minutes in the air.