The first flight through Hays Regional Airport’s new carrier, SkyWest, will land at 1:27 p.m. Friday and leave at 1:57 p.m. 

Cake will be served to community members to celebrate the occasion.

The Department of Transportation awarded the contract for Hays service to SkyWest in March.

The airport has been without commercial air service since its previous provider, Great Lakes Airlines, terminated service at the end of March.