Daily flights from Havre to Denver will begin in early November.
The Havre-Hill County Airport Board voted unanimously in an unannounced meeting on Friday to switch to the Denver flights and drop the flights to Billings.
Board Chair Bob Breum said the board felt the Denver flights would be the best for the community.
Great Lakes Airways will continue to have one flight to Billings per week — on Sunday morning. People taking the flight will have to return the same day or take a bus from Billings to Great Falls and then transfer to the Great Falls-to-Havre bus, Breum said.
He said Great Lakes is willing to go back to the Billings flights if the new schedule doesn't work out.
"If it doesn't work for the community or if they don't get enough riders, we can go back," he said.
Under the plan, the planes will depart from Havre at 6 a.m. and will be in Denver by 9 a.m., he said. There will be a 15-minute stop in Riverton, Wyo.
The board doesn't have an exact date for the start of the Denver flights, he said, but it will be in early November.
(Full details in Monday's Havre Daily News.)