While SUN will have fewer flights this summer, we are pleased to be able to maintain service to all of our major nonstop flight markets. Sun Valley will remain safely and easily accessible for those who wish to travel here or elsewhere from here.
The updated summer SUN flight schedule is below, some flight times have also been changed:
Alaska SEA - NEW schedule: daily June 25-July 7 (ex 6/26, 6/29); 5x week (Thurs-Mon) July 8-Sept 8; 3x week Sept 10 throughout fall
United LAX - 5x week (Wed-Sun), June 25 - Sept 7
United DEN - daily June 20-22, June 25 - Sept 7
United SFO - 2x week (Sat & Sun), July 11 - Sept 7
Delta SLC - daily flights throughout summer and fall
We have changed the process for collecting information from SUN passengers to be touch-less by putting the survey online. Departing passengers will now be prompted to respond to the quick online survey when they login to the SUN WIFI at the airport. The information collected from both local resident and visitor air travelers is critical to help us understand travel patterns and get feedback on airline service and airport operations so we can continue to improve air travel at SUN. When you get the opportunity, please help us by participating in the survey!
MINDFULNESS IN THE MOUNTAINS - WELCOME BACK, STAY SAFE
As you look to venture back to Sun Valley, we ask that you be mindful of the varying best health and safety practices and of your own actions. Now, more than ever it is up to us to maintain the delicate balance that life in the mountains so willingly provides. With that, we ask that you practice Mindfulness in the Mountains of Sun Valley, Idaho to help us protect the people and places we love.
Our Wood River Valley community has done a fantastic job of 'crushing the COVID-19 curve' and we look forward to maintaining that in the months ahead with careful adherence to health and safety guidelines and protocols, both at our businesses and among our local residents and visitors. Please help keep Sun Valley safe for all by doing your part!
TRAVEL UPDATES for AIR TRAVELERS IN THIS NEW ENVIRONMENT
As of June 13, Idaho will enter Phase 4 of its 4 Phase
Idaho Rebounds plan, which is based on a carefully phased reopening of business and gathering dependent on the successful meeting of key COVID-19 health metrics. This means all businesses can reopen with proper safety protocols in place and there is no quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers.
In all stages of Idaho Rebounds individuals should continue to:
Engage in physical distancing of at least six feet
Wear face coverings in public places
Stay home if sick
Practice good hand hygiene
Cover coughs and sneezes
Disinfect surfaces and objects regularly
ncreased personal health safety in this era of COVID-19 is important to both airlines and air travelers. Here are some updates on what to expect when traveling by air this summer and fall.
Masks Required: All SUN airlines, United, Delta and Alaska, are now requiring face masks for all passengers, crew and employees. TSA also now requires that all passengers in line for screening wear a mask.
United is also giving passengers the option to make free changes on flights that end up being more full than expected - passengers can move to a flight with more space if their original flight has checked in above 70% of full capacity.
Friedman Memorial Airport has implemented the following proactive measures at the airport:
Reduced public access to the terminal area
Social distancing signage is posted on doors and throughout the terminal
Furniture throughout the terminal has been reorganized for optimal social distancing
Hand sanitizer dispensers have been placed throughout the airport
Janitorial crews have increased the frequency of their cleaning of public use areas with electrostatic spray that is effective against the virus
Information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been posted around the terminal (in both English and Spanish), highlighting facts, symptoms and preventive hygiene best practices as they relate to the virus
Guidance from local healthcare professionals and the local hospital has been provided to all airport tenants, including airlines and TSA, with instructions on how to respond if someone is ill or feels they may have been exposed to the virus