SkyWest Airlines has agreed to continue service between Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (OTH) in North Bend, Oregon and Portland International Airport (PDX) without subsidy, says the airport’s operator, the Coos County Airport District.
With the Portland routes approved without subsidy, travelers to and from Oregon’s southern coast will maintain both their northbound and southbound flight options, says the authority: SkyWest has already agreed to continue service between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and OTH. SkyWest operates both routes on behalf of United Airlines as United Express service.
“By no longer requiring subsidy payments, SkyWest has shown its commitment to this community and has invested in the future of travel to Oregon’s beautiful southern coast,” says Mike Lehman, the chairman of Coos County Airport District.
The Airport District says that, since agreeing to take over service between Southwest Oregon Regional Airport and Portland International Airport in the fall of 2008, SkyWest and the airport have worked together to ensure better service and travel options on their northbound routes. Load factors during the summer months have risen. Coos County Airport District also says continued community support is essential to ensure ongoing service.
Tickets for all United Express flights may be purchased online at www.united.com.
The Coos County Airport District was formed by popular election of the people of Coos County in the fall of 2002. The District is responsible for the operation of Southwest Oregon Regional Airport. and its purpose is to provide a stable economic base for aviation services for all of Coos County.