Depending on where you live in South Dakota it may be a short drive across town to the nearest airport or it may take a drive to the next county. Or, two depending on where you live.

South Dakota is known in airline-speak as a Fly-Over state. Traveling commercially from any of our airports to your destination may take you an entire day. In-state air travel isn't nearly as time-consuming.

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Here in South Dakota of the 71 public airports, there are five commercial airports. Sioux Falls is the largest followed by Rapid City, Aberdeen, Watertown, and Pierre.

The cities of Spearfish, Yankton, Mitchell, Madison, Huron, and Brookings are considered large general aviation airports.

Sioux Falls Regional Airport via Facebook
Sioux Falls Regional Airport via Facebook

Over the years flying out of the Sioux Falls Regional Airport has become much easier for travelers looking for direct flights. Below is a list of nonstop destinations:

Fr. Lauderdale
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
Punta Gorda
St. Petersburg
San Diego

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