Fly Prescott Regional Airport to LA or Denver Before December 31.

Help Us Reach 10,000 enplanements for 2018

The Prescott regional airport is reporting that enplanements continue to increase.  Most recent numbers show that planes flying to Los Angeles and Denver were, on average, nearly 80% filled.  This is great news for the airport and the City.

Here’s more good news:  The airport is on track for 10,000 enplanements by December 31 of this year.  What does this mean for the City and the Airport?  If we reach 10,000 enplanements, this will unlock $1 Million Dollars in Federal funds for upgrades and improvements at the airport.

These additional dollars will be used to make Prescott Regional Airport safer and more customer friendly.

How can you help?  Book a flight to LA or Denver this year.  Go for business, visit family, or just visit and see the sights.  Tickets are very reasonable, but they are going fast.  Book today at United.com, and help Prescott Regional airport get to 10,000 enplanements for 2018!

Embry-Riddle and City of Prescott Present Wings Out West Airshow Oct. 6

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 6, as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the City of Prescott co-host Wings Out West, featuring an aerial demonstration, numerous static aircraft displays, an aeronautical tech fair, and a regional fly-in at Prescott Regional Airport, Ernest A. Love Field. A variety of food vendors and concessions will also be on site.

Headlining this year’s show for the second consecutive year is Embry-Riddle airshow pilot Matt Chapman. Attendees will enjoy additional performances from Bill Stein, Rob Holland, Steve Bennett, Cindy Irish, Gary Rower, the Immortal Red Baron, and Embry-Riddle’s own 12-time national champions, The Golden Eagles Flight Team.

This year’s airshow will also include a tribute to Ernest A. Love, one of Prescott’s original hometown heroes, who was shot down over France during World War I and later died in captivity. There will be an aerial reenactment of the fateful dogfight that eventually took E.A. Love’s life 100 years ago. There will also be comments from Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli, and an E.A. Love display hosted by the City of Prescott. For more information about other activities honoring E.A. Love, go to www.prescott-az.gov.

“Embry-Riddle is excited to once again partner with the City of Prescott to offer the Wings Out West Airshow to our friends, family, students, alumni, and our community,” said Chancellor Dr. Frank Ayers. “As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of our campus and the 90th anniversary of Ernest A. Love Field, it seems only right to join together for the celebration.”

Gates at Prescott’s Ernest A. Love Field will open to the public at 9 a.m., with the aerial demonstration taking place from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission and parking will be free. Attendees should use the main airport entrance off of Highway 89. There will be ample signage and personnel directing traffic to designated airport parking areas. For additional information about parking, including maps and more detailed airport information, go to www.PRCAirport.com.

“We are pleased to continue the Wings Out West partnership with Embry-Riddle for the second year in a row,” said Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli.  “Last year, Dr. Ayers and the university leadership agreed to open up their annual alumni event to the public, and invited the City to co-host. That airshow was a huge success, and we expect the event to grow even larger this year.”

Mayor Mengarelli added that 2018 has been a big year for the Airport. United Express, operated by SkyWest Airlines now flies non-stop seven days a week to Denver, and six days a week to Los Angeles International Airport. “These are 50 seat, full-service jets that can get you from Prescott to Los Angeles in under an hour,” he said. “Plus with a number of connections available in Denver and LAX, you can get to hundreds of destinations worldwide with just one stop from Prescott airport. This is a game changer for travel in our region.”

This same United Express CRJ200 aircraft is scheduled to be on display during the Wings Out West airshow.

For additional information on Wings Out West performers, visit: http://prescott.erau.edu/octoberwest/wings-out-west-airshow/index.html.

 

EMBRY-RIDDLE MEDIA CONTACT:

Jason Kadah, Communications Director, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Ariz.; Office: (928) 777-6731; jason.kadah@erau.edu.

 

CITY OF PRESCOTT MEDIA CONTACT:

John Heiney, Community Outreach Manager, Prescott Tourism Office, Prescott, Ariz.; (928) 777-1220; john.heiney@prescott-az.gov.

 

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 80 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit www.embryriddle.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.

 

About the City of Prescott

At 5,200 feet in elevation, adjacent to the Prescott National Forest, one of the largest pine forests in the country, Prescott enjoys a mild four season climate and is a popular outdoor recreation destination that also boasts a rich history and a thriving arts community.  Prescott is home to Ernest A. Love Airfield, one of the busiest airports in Arizona.  Prescott also boasts three institutes of higher learning, including Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Yavapai College, and Prescott College.  Prescott was recently named one of the top Happiest and Healthiest Communities in the nation by Time Magazine, and number one place to live in the Southwest by Sunset Magazine.  For more information go to www.prescott-az.gov or www.visit-prescott.com.

Runway Rehabilitation and Hot Spot Mitigation Construction Project

On July 30, 2018, the City of Prescott initiated a Runway Rehabilitation and Hot Spot Mitigation Project at Prescott Municipal Airport.  The $6M, 106-day construction project will involve several runway closures, and be performed in the following estimated phases:

Phase 1: 19 days (7/30 – 08/18) Runway 3R/21L will be closed 24 hours/day
Phase 2: 3 days (8/19 – 8/21) Runways 3R/21L and 12/30 will be closed 24 hours/day
Phase 3a:  9 days (8/22 – 8/30) Runway 3R/21L will be closed nightly, 10pm – 8am
Phase 3b:  5 days (8/31-09/04) Runways 3R/21L and 12/30 closed nightly, 10pm – 8am
Phase 4:  27 days (09/05 – 10/01) Runway 3R/21L closed nightly, 10pm – 8am
Phase 4a:  3 days (10/02 -10/04) Runways 3R/21L and 12/30 closed nightly, 10pm – 8am
Phase 5a:  8 days (10/05 -10/12) Runway 3R/21L closed nightly, 10pm – 8am
Phase 5b:  2 days (10/13-10/14) Runways 3R/21L and 12/30 closed nightly, 10pm – 8am

All times are local.  Some changes to this schedule may occur over the course of the project.  Please check NOTAMs for official airfield closure or construction work impact notices.

Important note:  Pilots landing on Runway 21R are asked to use extra caution not to confuse a full length parallel taxiway (taxiway C) for the runway surface.  Please carefully confirm you can see the 21R runway designation markings before landing on that runway!

U.S. Department of Transportation Selects SkyWest Airlines-United Express for Essential Air Service at Prescott Municipal Airport

In keeping with the recommendation by the City of Prescott and the Town of Prescott Valley, the U.S. Department of Transportation has selected SkyWest Airlines, operating as United Express, to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at Prescott Municipal Airport (PRC) for a period of two years, beginning in late August, 2018.

United Express will operate 50-seat CRJ 200 jets from Prescott, with roundtrip flights daily to Denver, and six days a week to Los Angeles, every day except Saturday.   Prescott Airport Director, Dr. Robin Sobotta, notes that passengers will be able to connect through Denver or LA to hundreds of destinations throughout the world.

Travelers will be able to book tickets using the United Airlines website beginning the week of July 23, or they can use online travel websites, or local travel agents.

Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli said that United Express will change the travel paradigm for area residents.  “For years we have all operated under the mind set of going to Phoenix for air travel,” said Mengarelli.  “Travelers can now fly anywhere they want in the world conveniently from Prescott.  Our thanks to Dr. Sobotta and the team that brought this together.”

“We are so pleased with the Department of Transportation, our local leaders who voiced support for this service, the Airport Advisory Committee, and our dedicated airport staff for bringing all of this together, said Dr. Robin Sobotta, Airport Director.   “It is a new day for commercial air service in Prescott.”

Prescott Valley Mayor Harvey Skoog said that SkyWest Airlines is the right choice for essential air service.  “Our leadership wholeheartedly supports the selection of SkyWest Airlines.  They have a solid reputation of providing reliable air service to communities across the country. I am certain they will meet the needs of Prescott Valley and the entire region.”

Prescott Chamber of Commerce President Sheri Heiney said that the new essential air service will be good for business.  “Los Angeles is the number two market for tourism in Prescott,” said Heiney.  “The added convenience of flying directly into Prescott will strengthen our appeal as a destination for leisure and business travel.”

On July 3, the City of Prescott recommended SkyWest Airlines, operating as United Express, as their preferred carrier for EAS at PRC.  Prescott City Council unanimously approved a recommendation to the DOT to select SkyWest Airlines- United Express as the region’s EAS Provider.

On March 26, Great Lakes Airlines ceased service at PRC, resulting in a DOT request for proposals from airlines interested in providing EAS at the airport.  Those proposals were due at midnight on July 2.  Seven proposals were received, including bids from Advanced Air, ADI/California Pacific Airlines, Boutique Air, Key Lime Air, Mokulele Airlines, Silver Airways, and SkyWest Airlines.  Three of the carriers bid Prescott with regional jets.  The carriers bid a variety of locations including Los Angeles, Denver, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Hawthorne, CA.

SkyWest Airlines is based in St. George, Utah.  According to their website, SkyWest Airlines has over 13,000 aviation professionals operating over 2,400 daily flights, Sky West Airlines connects millions of passengers each month to 245 destinations across North America. Sky West Airlines operates in partnership with Delta Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, and Alaska Airlines, and has a fleet of 443 aircraft.