Storms in Texas were just a minor bump in the road for brand new air service between Garden City and Dallas.
The American Eagle flights started this week. The city lobbied hard for the flights as part of the federal Essential Air Service program, which subsidizes service at small airports. The airport did a study which found Texas was a top destination for people flying from southwest Kansas.
Despite storms in Dallas grounding some American flights on Tuesday, airport officials say the service has been good and passengers have been excited.
"So far since (the) first flight we've had an increase in passengers, however it's still early in the first week so it's hard to gauge what the future will hold for the new airline," said Rachelle Powell, Director of Aviation at the Garden City Airport.
American Eagle provides two daily flights using 44-seat jets. It replaces previous service to Denver. That airline is still available at other airports, including Dodge City, Hays and Great Bend. Click here to visit the Garden City Airport website.