Pen Air

PenAir

Peninsula Airways, an Anchorage, Alaska-based airlines, has offered its air service to the city of Klamath Falls.

In a letter of intent from Murphy Forner, vice president of ground operations for the company, known as PenAir, Forner said the airline wants to offer 12 round-trip flights from Klamath Falls to Portland each week starting on or before Nov. 3.

Flights are scheduled to depart daily from Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport in a 30-passenger, twin-engine powered SAAB 340 aircraft. The pressurized aircraft has a restroom, and will also be staffed with a flight attendant, according to PenAir's letter.

PenAir released the following flight schedule:

  • 6:45 a.m. and 11:20 a.m., Monday through Friday, arriving back to the Klamath Basin at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. respectively.
  • A weekend flight will depart Klamath Falls at 9 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, arriving back in Klamath Falls at 7:30 p.m.

The letter of intent allows the city of Klamath Falls to re-establish a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) presence, according to Forner.

“The decision to operate in Klamath Falls is based on previous discussions with the community and the previous offer of support,” said Forner in the letter. “That community support is necessary to ensure that PenAir's economic requirements are met in order to have a successful start-up in the community.

PenAir is looking forward to developing a long-term partnership with the community of Klamath Falls that will allow us to grow our service area and expand the community's transportation opportunities.”