Inside the Portland Flights Deal

Overview: Eureka/Arcata got the same deal that Redding did for about $75,000 fee waivers.  Penair did not ask for an MRG (Minimum Revenue Guarantee)

Humboldt County has a kinship with Portland, what with our shared interests in food, drink, marijuana, arts, neo-lumber fashion and keepin’ it weird.

So PenAir’s announcement that it would be offering service from the Redwood Coast Airport (nee the Arcata-Eureka Airport) was met with palpable excitement. Portland is a hip alternative to San Francisco for Humboldt County youth looking to spread their wings.

While the Alaska-based regional airline said it would begin two daily flights between McKinleyville and Portland beginning on April 21, we had a lot of questions about the new service. Read the entire article. (North Coast Journal (Eureka area), 12 February 2016)