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Klamath Falls, OR set to resume scheduled ops in 4Q

The municipality of Klamath Falls in western Oregon has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with PenAir (KS, Anchorage Ted Stevens) wherein the latter will begin regular passenger flights to Portland Int'l, OR with effect from October 5 of this year. Under...

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DOT: Eight airlines awarded flights to Havana

Eight U.S. airlines have tentatively been awarded flights to Havana, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday. The decision would give 10 U.S. airports at least one weekly non-stop flight to the Cuban capital. In total, the DOT approved 14 different...

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Nonstop flights to Seattle coming to SLO County airport

Alaska Airlines will begin nonstop service from San Luis Obispo to Seattle in April. “It’s a nice bit of good news for our local economy,” San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill said Tuesday. “One of the areas we all know we have the opportunity to enhance here...

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PenAir returns air service to K Falls

Local leaders are walking on air after an announcement by PenAir of its flight schedule Thursday, which clears the runway for commercial air service to return to Klamath Falls on Oct. 5. John Barsalou, manager at Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport, exuded excitement...

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Del Norte County Airport breaks ground

At the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for a new passenger terminal at Del Norte County Airport, “cooperation” was the buzzword. There would have been no new terminal without teamwork, was the consensus among speakers at the event. The shovels forced into dirt...

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Long term strategic plan for Chico Airport

The Mission of AvPORTS at Chico is to manage, operate and develop the Chico Municipal Airport to the highest of professional standards ensuring safety, security, and economic selfsufficiency for the broad disbursement of economic benefit to the City of Chico...

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Air Service In Chico

[From the blog "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" By Greg Fischer]. When local businesses are surveyed as to what the impediments are to growth, the lack of commercial air service is always among the top factors.  Every few years there is a brief upsurge of interest...

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City of Chico Seeks Airport Manager

The City of Chico invites applications for Airport Manager (Chico Municipal Airport CIC). The Airport Manager will report to the Public Works Director and will manage, plan, and direct airport operations, maintenance, construction, economic development, marketing, and...

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Bills Introduced to Require TSA Staffing at Small Airports

On February 11, Oregon's Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representatives Greg Walden (R-OR) and Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced bipartisan legislation in the House and Senate to require TSA to provide screening services at smaller airports that...

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Smaller airports making pleas to secure TSA funding again

Del Rio, Texas, on the Mexican border 150 miles west of San Antonio, has been without commercial air service since mid-2013. Last August, when Public Charters agreed to provide daily flights from Del Rio to Austin, which would set up a connection to Dallas, it...

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Wing and a Prayer

Summary: This is a long but very interesting article about Humboldt County's efforts to lure more air service. As Paul Kelley was to Sonoma County, they have a member of the county board of supervisors (Shirley Bass) who is actively involved in the efforts to lure...

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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...

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Fly Humboldt Organization

We love living behind the Redwood Curtain, but the fact is, we also love to come and go and we like others to come and go too. We don’t have many options with only one airline providing service. Tickets are expensive and provide few destinations. Because of the high...

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Arcata/Eureka adding air service to Portland

PenAir will start providing flights from the California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport to Portland, Oregon, on April 21, joining SkyWest in offering daily service to the area. The announcement Friday means Humboldt County will have two airlines and two...

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