Southwest Oregon Regional Airport

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Southwest Oregon Regional Airport
Coos County aerial.jpg
IATA: OTHICAO: KOTHFAA LID: OTH
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Coos County Airport District
Location North Bend, Oregon
Elevation AMSL 17 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 43°25′02″N 124°15′46″W / 43.41722°N 124.26278°W / 43.41722; -124.26278Coordinates: 43°25′02″N 124°15′46″W / 43.41722°N 124.26278°W / 43.41722; -124.26278
Website http://www.flyoth.com/
Map
OTH is located in Oregon
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Location of airport in Oregon
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 5,321 1,622 Asphalt
13/31 4,471 1,363 Asphalt

Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (IATA: OTHICAO: KOTHFAA 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.

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 and is served by United Express (SkyWest) and PenAir. SkyWest flies non-stop to San Francisco International Airport (since July 2008) and ended its long-running service to Portland International Airport on February 16, 2012.[1]

In January 2012 regional air carrier SeaPort Airlines began daily flights to Portland; by early 2016 SeaPort announced that they would be 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.

PenAir flights are bookable through their website and also that of their code share/marketing partner Alaska Airlines. Flights on PenAir to and from NorthBend/Coos Bay are eligible for mileage accrual through the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan.

The airport had previously been served by Horizon Air, which had linked North Bend to Portland International Airport since 1982. Horizon Air service ended October 11, 2008.

The airport is seeing more private jets carrying golfers to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, which is a 20-minute drive from the airport. The airport opened a new terminal in July 2008; in February 2009 a new Air Traffic Control Tower opened.[2]

With the introduction of PenAir service to Portland utilizing the 30 passenger Saab 340 aircraft, United Express service to San Francisco on a 50 passenger regional jet and seasonal United Express service to Denver utilizing a 70 passenger regional jet the North Bend airport is forecast to post moderate gains in the number of passengers using the airport on an annual basis.

Airlines and Destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
PenAir Portland (OR)
United Express San Francisco
Seasonal: Denver

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Ameriflight Corvallis, Crescent City, Portland (OR)
FedEx Feeder Portland (OR), Roseburg, Salem

History[edit]

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 general election on December 4, 2002 with ownership and management of the Airport transferred to the District in December 2003.

Gallery[edit]

Terminal Entrance
Terminal & Tower
Hangar/Ramp Area
Aerial
Aerial of Coos Bay/North Bend

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