Dashing through the snow just got more reliable!

By December 19, 2020Featured

And that makes everyone’s holiday merrier.

You may have already heard that on Sunday, Dec. 13, SUN officially welcomed its first SkyWest flight (Delta Connection from Salt Lake City) to arrive in instrument conditions using the airport’s new next generation approach procedure, approved by the FAA earlier this year.

And we’re happy to report that this historic flight was just the beginning.

Yesterday, Dec. 17, SUN welcomed SKW 5287 flight from San Francisco—making it the first United Express flight operated by SkyWest to arrive using this new game-changing technology.

While the new approach is not a silver-bullet for every weather condition in our Valley, it is expected to greatly improve reliability and reduce the number of weather-related diversions.

Help us celebrate this exciting new era in SUN history by sharing your photos, tagging us and using the hashtag #IflySUNnextgen.

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Behind those masks are the happy faces of the crew of United Express/SKW5287 as they arrived on time, from San Francisco using SUN’s new next- gen instrument approach. (KSUN PHOTO BY: Chris Pomeroy)

Behind those masks are the happy faces of the crew of United Express/SKW5287 as they arrived on time, from San Francisco using SUN’s new next- gen instrument approach. (KSUN PHOTO BY: Chris Pomeroy)

Weather conditions in the Valley have historically been problematic for flight reliability. But now thanks to new next-gen instrument approach, visitors to SUN can expect more on-time arrivals and fewer weather-related diversions. (KSUN PHOTO BY: Chris Pomeroy)

Weather conditions in the Valley have historically been problematic for flight reliability. But now thanks to new next-gen instrument approach, visitors to SUN can expect more on-time arrivals and fewer weather-related diversions. (KSUN PHOTO BY: Chris Pomeroy)