Southwest Oregon Regional Airport

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Southwest Oregon Regional Airport
Coos County aerial.jpg
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorCoos County Airport District
LocationNorth Bend, Oregon
Elevation AMSL17 ft / 5 m
Coordinates43°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
OTH is located in Oregon
OTH is located in the United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 5,321 1,622 Asphalt
13/31 4,471 1,363 Asphalt
Aircraft operations (2015)18,277
Based aircraft (2018)56
Passengers (12 months ending Mar 2018)25,000

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.[1]

The airport changed its name in April 2006 to avoid confusion with Bend, in central Oregon.

It is the only airport on the Oregon Coast with passenger service. North Bend/Coos Bay is served by United Express (SkyWest) which flies nonstop to San Francisco International Airport (since about July 2008); before the SFO flights, United Express flew OTH to Portland International Airport non-stop. This ended on February 16, 2012.[3] United Express also has a seasonal nonstop flight to Denver.

In January 2012 now defunct SeaPort Airlines began daily flights to Portland; by early 2016 SeaPort announced that they were ending their service to North Bend/Coos Bay. On the heels of the announcement by SeaPort, PenAir announced they would begin non-stop Saab 340 service between Portland and North Bend beginning March 21, 2016. 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.[4]

OTH had airline service on Horizon Air, direct to Portland International Airport beginning in 1982. Horizon Air ended the OTH-PDX flight on October 11, 2008.

The airport is seeing more private and corporate jets bringing golfers to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort; the resort is a 20-minute drive from the OTH airport. 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.[5]

The United Express flight San Francisco is a Bombardier CRJ200; The seasonal United Express flights are on the 76-passenger Embraer E-175.


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 first airline flights were West Coast DC-3s in 1947; successor Hughes Airwest pulled out in 1979.

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[edit]


United Express San Francisco
Seasonal: Denver


Ameriflight Corvallis, Crescent City, Portland/Hillsboro, Portland (OR)
FedEx Feeder Portland (OR), Roseburg, Salem


Top destinations[edit]

Top domestic routes out of OTH
(November 2017 – October 2018)[2]
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 San Francisco, CA 10,000 United Express
2 Denver, CO 2,000 United Express


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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b FAA Airport Master Record for OTH (Form 5010 PDF), effective June 21, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "OST_R BTS Transtats - OTH". Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Airlines". Southwest Oregon Regional Airport. 2015-06-25. Retrieved 2017-08-08.
  5. ^ "Southwest Oregon Regional Airport". Retrieved 2018-07-12.

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