Southwest Oregon Regional Airport
|Southwest Oregon Regional Airport|
|Owner/Operator||Coos County Airport District|
|Location||North Bend, Oregon|
|Elevation AMSL||17 ft / 5 m|
Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (IATA: OTH, ICAO: KOTH, FAA LID: OTH), formerly North Bend Municipal Airport, is a public airport in North Bend, Coos County, Oregon. It is operated by the Coos County Airport District. OTH covers 619 acres (251 ha) of land.
The airport changed its name in April 2006 to avoid confusion with Bend, in central Oregon.
It is the only commercial airport on the Oregon Coast with passenger service. North Bend/Coos Bay is presently served by United Express, operated by (SkyWest). Two routes are presently flown from North Bend/Coos Bay; one is a non-stop to San Francisco International Airport (since approximately July 2008), prior to the SFO non-stop flights, United Express operated daily OTH to Portland International Airport non-stop flights, this service ended on February 16, 2012. The second route is a seasonal non-stop flight from OTH to Denver, Colorado.
In January 2012, now defunct regional air carrier SeaPort Airlines began daily flights to Portland; by early 2016 SeaPort announced that they were terminating their service into North Bend/Coos Bay. On the heels of the announcement by SeaPort, PenAir subsequently announced they would begin non-stop service between Portland (PDX) and North Bend (OTH) beginning March 21, 2016, using the 30 passenger Saab 340 aircraft. SeaPort ceased operations at North Bend on March 20, 2016. The federally subsidized air service provided by PenAir proved to be short-lived and on August 4, 2017, PenAir announced the North Bend/Coos Bay service was terminated effective as of August 7, 2017.
Historically OTH airport had airline service offered by Horizon Air. This route linked the citizens of North Bend/Coos Bay and the Central/Southern Oregon Coast with direct service to Portland International Airport beginning in 1982. Horizon Air, however, terminated the OTH-PDX route, ending on October 11, 2008.
The North Bend/Coos Bay airport is witnessing an increase in more private jets and corporate air traffic bringing in golfers to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. The heavily promoted resort is a mere 20-minute drive from the OTH airport; making it an ideal situation for leisure traffic or weekend travelers. The Coos County Airport District designed and opened a new terminal facility in July 2008; in February 2009 a new Air Traffic Control Tower opened as well.
Presently the United Express service Service from OTH to San Francisco is operated using the 50-passenger Bombardier CRJ200 regional jet. The seasonal United Express flights are operated utilizing the 76-passenger Embraer E-175 regional jet. With the introduction of the non-stop flights to Denver and the consistent SFO service, the North Bend (OTH) airport is forecast to post moderate gains in the number of passengers using the facility on an annual basis.
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The North Bend/Coos Bay Airport opened in 1932.
The U.S. Naval Auxiliary Air Station, North Bend was started in 1936 and commissioned on May 10, 1943.
The Airport was transferred to the City of North Bend in 1947 as military surplus property.
The City of North Bend transferred management of the Airport to the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay in July 1999.
The Coos County Airport District was formed by a general election on December 4, 2002, with ownership and management of the Airport transferred to the District in December 2003.
Airlines and destinations
|United Airlines|| San Francisco|
|Ameriflight||Corvallis, Crescent City, Portland (OR)|
|FedEx Feeder||Portland (OR), Roseburg, Salem|
|1||San Francisco, CA||10,000||United Express|
|2||Denver, CO||2,000||United Express|
- FAA Airport Master Record for OTH ( PDF), effective June 21, 2018.
- "OST_R BTS Transtats - OTH". www.transtats.bts.gov. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
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- "Airlines". Southwest Oregon Regional Airport. 2015-06-25. Retrieved 2017-08-08.
- "Southwest Oregon Regional Airport". Flyoth.com. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
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