Laramie, Wy – Plans to fly larger regional jets into Cody may be delayed. The reason is the cost of making required security improvements.
The Cody/Yellowstone Air Service Organization has sought to work with United Airlines to serve Cody with a 70-passenger regional
But regular flights by jets with more than 61 passengers would require costly security improvements that are mandated by the federal government.
State Republican Senator Hank Coe, of Cody, says improving airport security is expensive and tedious.
Security improvement costs are an issue at other airports around the state.
Coe says he plans to introduce legislation that would allow funds from the Wyoming Aeronautics Commission to pay for required security improvements.