May 2020
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MAY: Delta has one daily flight to/from SLC   
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. 
Due to anticipated lower passenger demand resulting from COVID-19 concerns, the reduced SUN flight schedule includes later start dates for most flights and less frequency. The summer SUN service schedule is as follows:
  • Alaska SEA - daily June 25-Sept 7; 3x week Sept 7-30
  • 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

As of May 16, Idaho entered Phase 2 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. For travelers, this means out-of-state travelers may come to Idaho without a 14 day self-quarantine if they are coming from an area with a low amount of COVID-19 cases or no community spread.( Check CDC map here). Otherwise, May 30 is anticipated to be the start date of Phase 3, when all visitors can come to Idaho with no self-quarantine required.  
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
Our Wood River Valley community has done a fantastic job of 'crushing the 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!
I 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. 
COVID-19 Airline Updates:  Alaska    Delta   United  

The intrepid Betty Grant (photo left) is 'hanging up her clipboards' after 6 years of collecting air passengers surveys for FSVA at the Friedman Memorial Airport and we'd like to thank her for a job superbly done.   
Her vivacious, outgoing personality was perfect for interacting with departing airport passengers  as she easily convinced them to take the survey so we could collect data to help us continue to improve air service and the airport.  Betty, a long-time local of 40+ years, loved this job and meeting all of our air travelers, and is a fabulous ambassador for our community. But we know she'll stay actively engaged as a volunteer in many other local organizations and events that she enjoys and supports. 
Thank you Betty, for your years of enthusiastic service for FSVA - we so appreciate you! 
FSVA will continue to collect air passenger surveys this summer via an alternative method that will limit personal interaction in light of new COVID-19 social distancing and safety guidelines. 

We recently welcomed these three talented and respected business leaders onto the non-profit FSVA volunteer board of directors to assist in our mission of improving air service to SUN for the benefit of our community. We look forward to their contributions of time and expertise in support of this important effort, especially in this challenging time.  See full list of FSVA board members  
Tracy Groll - Zions Bank, SVP and Region President
Tracy has a special interest in the air service industry as he recognizes that the success of commerce within the Wood River Valley is driven heavily by the ability to access reliable and convenient air travel. Within his role at the bank, Tracy has access to review trends of other resort markets within the bank footprint that reinforces his awareness regarding the importance of having quality air service for businesses to thrive in our community. 
Dave Madaras - COO, FuelerLinx  
In his role with FuelerLinx, business aviation's leading fuel management software, Dave interfaces closely with many of the aviation industries largest software providers, aircraft operators, FBOs and airports.  He served as a consultant to the Sun Valley Air Service Board in 2018/19 and believes the mission of FSVA is critical to the continued success of the Wood River Valley.
Peter Palmedo - President, Sun Valley Gold
Peter's work with Sun Valley Gold LLC, an S.E.C registered investment advisory firm, focuses on intensive financial analysis to evaluate risk-adjusted opportunities in investment markets around the world. For both business and pleasure, he is a frequent flier in and out of Friedman Memorial Airport, and welcomes the opportunity to assist FSVA in its important task of improving air service in the Wood River Valley.

From June 1-6 the SUN airport will be performing basic maintenance on various airport pavements including the runway, aircraft parking aprons and taxi lanes. Runway closures will be limited and will not impact airline flight schedules. Other closure will result in reduced access to general aviation parking aprons, associated taxi lanes and hangars. Additional information regarding apron and taxi lane closures are forthcoming to impacted tenants.  More info HERE

The next meeting of the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority:  
Tuesday, June 2, 5:30pm
FMAA board meeting agendas and packets available HERE 
Get the lastest SUN Airport Stats HERE 
Get the latest SUN Airport Updates HERE 



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Improve Air Service to SUN

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