Sun Valley announces 2020 Summer & Fall Flight Schedule
SUN maintains service to five cities with reduced schedules
Fly Sun Valley Alliance (FSVA), in partnership with Sun Valley Resort and the Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN), recently announced the SUN airline flight schedule for the 2020 summer and fall season which will maintain nonstop flights to five cities – Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, and Salt Lake City – with later start dates for seasonal flights and reduced schedules to all markets.
United Airlines will offer nonstop flights from Denver (DEN) daily June 20-22, and June 25 through September 7, nonstop flights from Los Angeles (LAX) 5 times a week, Wednesday through Sunday, from June 25 through September 7 and nonstop flights from San Francisco (SFO) two days a week, Saturday and Sunday, from July 11 through September 7.
Alaska Airlines will begin its Seattle service on June 25 and operate daily through September 7 and then continue with three flights per week, on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, through the fall months.
Delta Air Lines, which serves Sun Valley year-round, will offer one daily nonstop flight from Salt Lake City (SLC) throughout the summer with the possibility of additional service based on demand as the season progresses.
Fly Sun Valley Alliance Director Carol Waller said, “We are cautiously hopeful, but realistic, about our upcoming summer season regarding air travel at SUN. Recognizing there will likely be lower passenger demand due to COVID-19 concerns, we were able to maintain service to our five important flight markets by working with our airline partners on reductions to schedules and frequency.” Waller estimates overall flight seat capacity could be down 40-50 percent, depending on final airline schedules.
According to a 2019 Idaho Transportation Department Aero Airport Economic Impact Analysis, the annual economic impact of SUN airport and air service to the local and state economy is $305 million, and Waller noted that air service will be critically important in the economic recovery of the Sun Valley area. “FSVA is working with all of our partners to keep continuity of air service for the benefit of our community and economy, now and well into the future,” she added.