Aviation News: Pen Air to Klamath Falls

The ACV Airport Advisory Committee gathered for its monthly meeting Tuesday but did not have a quorum so no actions were taken.  There was talk about the new service between Klamath Falls and Portland by Peninsula Air , which commences November 2.   Bookings will be made through Alaska Air.

Peninsula, or Pen Air, has been flying in SE Alaska for years but recently began service outside the State and will fly the Crescent City -Portland route starting in September. ACV staff at the meeting suggested Pen’s interest in Klamath Falls was due to the wide separation between KF and Crescent City.  Does Pen need to be at ACV?  Emily Jacobs advised the Pen folks will be visiting soon.  She also advised that the passenger count at ACV is up 6.5% from a year ago.


5 thoughts on “Aviation News: Pen Air to Klamath Falls

  1. PenAir’s Saab story: The Saab 340 aircraft first flew on 25 January 1983, 32 years ago, same as the EMB-120. Production of the Saab 340 ended in 1998, 17 years ago. By contrast, the EMB-120 production ended 14 years ago…blood brothers…
    National origin Brazil
    Manufacturer Embraer
    First flight July 27, 1983 32 years ago
    Introduction October, 1985
    Status Active
    Primary users Brazilian Air Force
    Produced 1983–2001 14 years ago

  2. Rogue Valley International–Medford Airport (IATA: MFR[2], ICAO: KMFR, FAA LID: MFR) is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) north of downtown Medford, a city in Jackson County, Oregon, United States.[1] Owned and operated by Jackson County’s Aviation Authority, the airport also serves seven nearby counties in southwest Oregon.

    In terms of commercial passenger boardings, Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport is the third busiest airport in Oregon with 301,742 enplanements in 2011 (behind Eugene and Portland with 393,504 and 6,808,486 enplanements, respectively).

    Horizon Air operates Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft on all of their flights serving Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport, with nonstop service to Portland International Airport (PDX), Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Nonstop service to Denver International Airport (DEN) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO), flown by SkyWest Airlines operating as United Express, utilizes Canadair CRJ-700 regional jets. United Express also operates Canadair CRJ-200 regional jets nonstop to Denver. Delta Connection, operated by SkyWest, flies nonstop service to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), with Canadair CRJ-200, CRJ-700 and CRJ-900 regional jets. Allegiant Air flies nonstop to Las Vegas (LAS) and Los Angeles (LAX), and also seasonally to Phoenix–Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA), with the only “mainline” jet aircraft type currently serving Medford, being the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 series jetliner and Airbus A319.

  3. ACV-CEC (Crescent City) one hour and 27 minutes travel time, 73 miles.
    KFalls-Medford one hour and 26 minutes travel time, 78 miles. Which road will be travelled to feed passengers to CEC per fly Humboldt Facebook down about 7 pages posted on June 19? Which road is too difficult to travel, so the airport needs the flight? That is how KFalls sold it. Both roads must be similar given the same travel time and distance between airports.

    “Public acceptance of PenAir and the number of boardings, which are crucial, undoubtedly will depend on rates and service and that’s a matter of time.”

    Them: Since Klamath Falls is in an isolated area with the nearest air service available in Medford after a 70-mile drive in sometimes uncertain weather, especially in the winter, the lack of air service has been a handicap not just for personal travel but for economic development.

    Fly Humboldt
    June 19 ·
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    Let’s show PenAir how much Fly Humboldt supports them. Come to ACV!

    West Coast

    Shevia Comet But these flights are not out of acv they are out of crescent city.
    Like · Reply · 1 · June 19 at 8:53am

    Fly Humboldt Yes, we realize that. But, by showing support from Humboldt, we have a better chance of convincing them to serve us as well.
    Like · 3 · June 19 at 11:02am

    Good explanation here…


    Herald and News.com has local coverage of KFalls PenAir stories.

    Stay tuned, hey!?

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