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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. 

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Media contacts: 

Chris Pomeroy, Friedman Memorial Airport,, 208.788.9003

Carol Waller, Fly Sun Valley Alliance,, 208.720.3965

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