I'll chime in as I have used RST in the past on a couple occasions.
My money is on F9
If it is with F9
mainline, this will be very, very interesting (I'm assuming so with the E190 pull down). American Eagle has flown to ORD
for years, generally around 5 or 6x daily with ERJ equipment. I believe there was also a short-lived RST-DFW
flight on ERJ equipment.
) too has flown into RST for years, with anything from the Saab 340's to Avro's and DC9's. Current I'm seeing around 5 daily CRJ's to MSP
. There also use to be a DTW
CRJ for quite some time that connected to a morning bank, although it appears to be gone now.
Finally, Allegiant served RST for a fair amount of time with flights to LAS
. I don't believe it ever got above 2x weekly (IIRC).
The airport has some nice facilities, not far off of I-90 and on the south side of town. IIRC there is six gates, and 4(?) jetways. They also have a nice assortment of rental car companies for a small airport - Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, Budget, and National. Mayo clinic is the main "draw" for out of towners. The airport also has free parking.
Whether or not RST can support a large aircraft to DEN
even with connections remains to be seen. MSP
is not far down the road offering low fares to DEN
as well. If F9
is the new carrier I do wish the best to RST.
[Edited 2012-08-13 18:52:11]