PenAir passenger numbers off to a good start

 U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and other passengers depart PenAir’s inaugural flight at Portland International Airport Oct. 5

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and other passengers depart PenAir’s inaugural flight at Portland International Airport Oct. 5

Missy Roberts, vice president of sales and marketing for PenAir, has eagerly watched the numbers for flights taking off and landing in Klamath Falls since the airlines first left the runway early on Oct. 5.

After nearly 30 inbound and outbound flights at Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport as of Thursday evening, Roberts likes what she sees.

“I watched the daily flight loads and they’re tremendous,” Roberts told the Herald and News. “They’re always in double digits. We couldn’t be more pleased with the market.”

More than 2,000 bookings with PenAir have been scheduled for the first 150 days of the operation in Klamath Falls, Roberts said.

“We could really do well in your market,” Roberts said.

It was announced at a reception at the Portland International Airport on Oct. 5 there could be a third flight added at the airport by summer 2017 if demand indicates the need. Read the full article.