Airport Receives Federal Grants for Airfield Improvements

Senator Merkley’s office announced Southwest Oregon Regional Airport has received two grant awards as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program.  The Airport was awarded $262,445 to redesign the airfield lighting and signage to current standards, and $500,000 to complete an environmental assessment for planned improvements to the primary runway safety area. The...
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Airport Continues Efforts to Secure Portland Air Service

On July 12th, the Small Communities Air Service Development Program (SCASDP), administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation, announced 15 grants to subsidize and market routes to underserved small airports. Southwest Oregon Regional Airport applied for $750,000 over three years to support a new route to Portland, after PenAir service was discontinued in August 2017....
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Airport working to restore Portland flights

The Southwest Oregon Regional Airport is awaiting word on a grant submitted to the Small Community Air Service Development Program in December.  The grant would provide financial support over a three-year period for a new route to Portland. $10 million in funding is available nationwide. Awards will be announced this quarter.  Letters off support were...
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Denver Flights Resume in June 2018

Southwest Oregon Regional Airport officials confirmed today United Airlines will resume twice weekly summer nonstop service between North Bend and Denver in June.  The Sunday and Wednesday roundtrip flights between Southwest Oregon Regional Airport and Denver International Airport will be offered between June 10th and Oct. 3rd. United’s  Jetcraft provides passengers with a full-service cabin and seats up...
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Airport Takes Next Steps to Resume Portland Air Service

Airport administration and board members are meeting with community partners and aviation consultants to develop a plan to provide commercial air service to Portland after the recent departure of PenAir on August 8th. Small regional airports nationwide have been impacted by a pilot shortage resulting from expensive increases in flight training standards and low salaries...
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