Wednesday, September 13, 2017

City of Klamath Falls in talks with SkyWest for air service

The City of Klamath Falls is in discussions with SkyWest for potential commercial air service from Klamath Falls to San Francisco.

City Manager Nathan Cherpeski and Airport Director John Barsalou met with officials from SkyWest on Tuesday about the possibility for air service by a 50-seat Canadaair Regional Jet 200.

SkyWest, based in St. George, Utah, will conduct an internal route analysis to evaluate the feasibility of Klamath Falls' proposal for air service in the coming weeks. City officials are slated to meet with SkyWest in mid-October following the study.

"The support received from the County Commissioners, City Council, Sky Lakes, and other community partners allowed us to attend armed with necessary resources to address SkyWest's start-up concerns," Barsalous said in a news release. "The encouragement was great!"

City leaders also discussed the possibility of a route expansion to include Portland, in addition to San Francisco, if supported by demand.

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