May 2017 
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VOTE!  May 16 - 1% LOT FOR AIR 
1% LOT for AIR Renewal is on the ballot in Ketchum, Sun Valley, and Hailey. 
The 1% LOT supports air service and marketing and has been instrumental in the air service improvements at SUN over the past few years. Better air service has contributed significantly to the community's economy and quality of life. Remember - EVERY VOTE COUNTS!

Early voting at Blaine County Courthouse through May 12 (8am-5pm, M-F)
Or absentee mail/fax in voting also an option

May 16 Polling Places Open 8am-8pm:
(you can register at polls on election day) 
Ketchum - Hemingway Elementary School
Sun Valley - Sun Valley City Hall
Hailey - Community Campus 

UNITED E175 REGIONAL JET SERVICE TO SUN VALLEY BEGINS THIS SUMMER! Next generation aircraft will start serving SUN on June 30

Continuing the wave of air service improvements at Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN), officials from the airport and Fly Sun Valley Alliance have announced that United Airlines will begin service with the next generation of regional jet, the Embraer E175, for its flights serving SUN from San Francisco (SFO) and Denver (DEN), beginning with the June 30 inbound flights. 

The first United E175 regional jet flight to serve SUN is scheduled to touch down at the airport at 7:15pm on Friday, June 30, 2017, arriving nonstop from San Francisco. The United nonstop Denver E175 flight is scheduled to arrive shortly thereafter at 8:55pm.

The flights will be operated by United Express carrier SkyWest Airlines using the 76-seat Embraer E175.  Each aircraft is equipped with 12 First Class seats, 16 Economy Plus seats and 48 economy seats as well as on-board Wi-Fi.
Friedman Memorial Airport manager Chris Pomeroy said this would be another positive enhancement to air service for both local residents and visitors.  He explained that throughout the country, airlines are rapidly adding the E175 aircraft to their fleets due to its improved performance capabilities and enhanced level of passenger comfort.

"While the E175 is about the same size as the Bombardier CRJ700 regional jet currently operating at our airport, it provides an enhanced passenger experience. The plane has more headroom, larger windows, wider seats and aisles, larger overhead bins and passengers really like it," noted Pomeroy.

"We are doing everything we can, including continuing airport improvements and air service enhancements, to make flying into and out of Sun Valley the best choice for air travelers," he added. 
Flights can be booked at 

FSVA UPDATE ("We've come a long way, baby") 

The good news about our many past successes and our future plans and goals are outlined in this presentation we recently gave at a community meeting with Visit Sun Valley in April.


"FSVA and the 1% for Air have made a real difference for air transportation in this valley.  I was able to take advantage of a wonderfully low fare and travel non-stop to and from Seattle for a very special 90th birthday celebration for my father.  It is an enormous convenience and a great pleasure not to have to drive to Boise or Salt Lake City for air travel.  Friedman Memorial Airport is close and convenient, and I saved many hours of traveling time by flying from here, which made my trip far more enjoyable.  Kudos to all of the people at FSVA who have made better air service possible."

Adam King
Hailey, Idaho

Would you like to tell us how  the improved SUN air service and airport has enhanced your travel experience? Please email us at  Thank you!

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



Non-profit organization with a mission:

Improve Air Service to SUN