|Commenced operations||June 5, 2008|
|Focus cities||Kansas City International Airport
Nashville International Airport
|Company slogan||It's About Time|
|Parent company||SeaPort Airlines, Inc.|
|Headquarters||Portland International Airport
SeaPort Airlines is a US-based regional airline with its headquarters on the grounds of Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon. It operates scheduled service from its bases at Portland International Airport (PDX), Memphis International Airport (MEM), and San Diego International Airport (SAN). Its services are divided into three distinct geographical regions (the Pacific Northwest, Mid-South and Southwest) and there are no connections between these three areas.
SeaPort Airlines uses the callsign "Sasquatch" to communicate with air traffic controllers. The carrier played off this in early 2013 when it introduced "Roger, The SeaPort Airlines Sasquatch" as the airline's mascot.
|Cessna 208 Caravan||14||1|
The Cessna 208 Caravan is a single turboprop engine aircraft.
SeaPort Airlines operates scheduled commuter service in three distinct geographical areas connecting rural communities to the national transportation network: the Pacific Northwest with destinations in Oregon, the Mid-South to include destinations in Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas, and the Southwest to include destinations in California and Mexico.
Pacific Northwest service
SeaPort's Pacific Northwest Service at its Portland International Airport (PDX) hub was historically targeted at commuters between Seattle and Portland wishing to avoid congestion at the larger Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the main commercial terminal at Portland International Airport. In late 2011, Seaport began to reinvent its business model and the carrier ended its namesake route between Seattle (Boeing Field) and Portland on January 27, 2012.
As part of this business shift, on January 15, 2012 SeaPort Airlines began nonstop flights between Portland International Airport and North Bend/Coos Bay (Southwest Oregon Regional Airport) utilizing Cessna 208 Caravan single turboprop engine aircraft.
On October 21, 2008, SeaPort Airlines was awarded a two-year government grant to provide commercial service from Portland to Eastern Oregon Regional Airport in Pendleton beginning December 1, 2008, replacing subsidized service by Horizon Air.
On March 12, 2010, SeaPort won a two-year Essential Air Service contract to provide three daily flights Sunday through Friday between Salina, Kansas and Kansas City International Airport. As part of this growth SeaPort secured Department of Transportation approval to add daily flights between Kansas City International Airport and Harrison, Arkansas. In July 2011, SeaPort began service to Dallas Love Field from El Dorado and Hot Springs. However, the airline no longer serves Dallas.
In February 2013, SeaPort Airlines announced that its contract to provide Essential Air Service ("EAS") at McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson, TN had been extended by the US Department of Transportation through January 31, 2014. The carrier had been awarded a one-year, rather than the typical two-year contract, due to the low number of passengers that used the flights operated by the previous carrier providing EAS, which had put Jackson’s continued eligibility for subsidized air service at risk. However, the airline no longer serves Jackson.
On May 1, 2013, the airline began service connecting Imperial/El Centro to San Diego and Burbank. The EAS contract was awarded to SeaPort in January 2013, replacing incumbent carrier SkyWest Airlines, which linked Imperial to Los Angeles.
In July, 2014, SeaPort Airlines announced it would begin nonstop service between Burbank and San Diego on October 1, with four weekday flights each way, and reduced service on weekends.
The airline has since added service to Sacramento and Visalia as well as its first international destination which is located in Mexico.
International service to Mexico
As of October 2015, the following destinations were being served:
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- Fact Sheet
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- "SeaPort Airlines may add KC as destination from Harrison". Baxter Bulletin. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
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- "2009-6-25 Order Tentatively Selecting Carrier". U.S. Department of Transportation.
- "2009-7-8 Final Order". U.S. Department of Transportation.
- "SeaPort Airlines Announces Service Pattern for El Centro/Imperial, CA" (Press release). SeaPort Airlines. April 11, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
- "Request of SeaPort Airlines to Change Service Pattern at Visalia, California". U.S. Department of Transportation.
- "2014-12-7 Order Selecting Carrier and Establishing Subsidy Rates". U.S. Department of Transportation.