Local airport unable to bring back consumer air service

Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport, Jul. 21st 2016, (KTVL/Megan Allison)

Air service to Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport may not be restored as quickly as hoped according to airport officials.

Last week, Klamath Regional Airport Director John Barsalou attended a conference in Scottsdale, AZ to meet one-on-one with SkyWest Airlines and United Airlines as a follow up to their meeting back in 2017.

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In the meeting, SkyWest said that they do not intend to immediately begin service this year. They plan on continuing discussing the possibility of offering new service as early as 2019.

This was the first time airport officials had met with United Airlines and there is a potential for a follow up meeting at their headquarters in the near future.

“While we are disappointed by SkyWest’s decision to not begin service to Klamath Falls this year, we are pleased that SkyWest will continue to look at our market for future service,” says John Barsalou, Airport Director. “These are extremely challenging times for small communities seeking air service and we will continue to explore all air service opportunities that are available to us.”

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