February 2016 
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2015 SUN AIR PASSENGER SURVEY RESULTS IN

"Flights Bring More New Visitors to Sun Valley in 2015"
SUN Air Passenger Survey shows $115 million in economic impact from air travel visitors
 
Increased air service to and from Sun Valley has continued to generate more visitors and economic impact for the community, according to the results of the recently completed 2015 air passenger survey at Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) by Fly Sun Valley Alliance. 

The flights brought in a significant number of new first-time visitors, resulting in over $19 million in estimated direct spend economic impact to the area just from those first-time visitors alone. Total estimated economic impact from all visitor and part-time resident SUN air travelers was $115 million in 2015.
 
According to Fly Sun Valley Alliance's recently completed 2015 SUN Air Passenger Survey Report:
  • The over 12,500 estimated new first-time visitors represented:
    • 22% of SFO flight passengers
    • 28% of DEN flight passengers
    • 11% of LAX flight passengers
    • 10% of SEA flight passengers
    • 22% of SLC flight passengers
READ FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE
GET FULL SURVEY RESULTS HERE

 


 NEW LAX-SUN WEEKLY FLIGHTS START SATURDAY FEB 13!

Delta Airlines has added a new nonstop flight to Sun Valley this winter, a weekly flight to/from Los Angeles on Saturdays from Feb 13
- April 2. Flights can be booked at www.delta.com

And of course, Alaska Airlines continues to offer daily nonstop LAX-SUN flights throughout the winter season, ending March 28. Flights can be booked at www.alaskaair.com 

WIN A TRIP TO THE SUN VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL - MARCH 2-6


Take off to Sun Valley for a fantastic weekend of outstanding indie cinema and spring skiing at the Sun Valley Film Festival, March 2-6, 2016. Featuring cutting edge films, music, parties and top industry special guests, this festival is reel hot.

The Sun Valley Film Festival, celebrating its fifth year, has quickly become a filmmaker's festival in a place steeped in cinematic history. With a proven knack for drawing industry heavyweights and independent talents to an intimate locale far from the Hollywood scene, SVFF offers everything a film fan could ask for - and a few extra perks to boot. The combination of cutting-edge programming and bona-fide insider access in a fun, relaxed atmosphere is making the Sun Valley Film Festival a rising star in the world of destination festivals. As Hollywood legend and 2013 Festival special guest Jodie Foster put it, "Remember this festival as it is now, 'cause it's going to be big."

Alaska Airlines, a producing sponsor of the 2016 Sun Valley Film Festival, serves Sun Valley with daily nonstop seasonal flights from Seattle and Los Angeles.

Festival sponsor Sun Valley Resort offers upscale accommodations and fine dining in a majestic, historic resort property with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges.

  SWEEPS DEADLINE FEB 16 GET DETAILS AND SIGN UP TO WIN HERE 


WINTER WEATHER DIVERSION BUSSING INFO
We love the snow in Sun Valley but it can affect air travel.
Be informed! Make sure you don't miss your flight.
Details on SUN winter weather diversion bussing HERE

WHAT SUN AIR TRAVELERS ARE SAYING....

"Last summer I traveled back to Pennsylvania for a class reunion. I decided to thoroughly check out flights from Friedman Memorial Airport, having previously always flown from Boise. My cost of a flight from Hailey to Johnstown, PA was within $10 of a flight from Boise. I used the new United connection to Denver, then on to Washington/Dulles and then to Johnstown. I booked my flight about 30 days ahead of time and got a great price. The lines for security screening at Friedman Airport were also very short. In the future,  I will always check SUN fares first when booking trips."


Richard Stahl
Hailey, ID




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

ALLOW 2 HOURS WHEN TRAVELING FROM SUN 
The SUN Airport will be experiencing significantly increased airline service for the winter season. Along with the abundant snow we all look forward to, comes a greater need for effective travel planning.

To insure your successful journeys, we are STRONGLY advising all travelers to arrive at the Airport no less than 2 hours prior to scheduled departure times
.

In the event that Mother Nature intervenes in your travel plans, you will be contacted by your air carrier (make sure they have your cell phone on your reservation), who will provide you with information regarding the alternative diversion bus transportation provided to another airport, so that you will still arrive at your destination on time.
More info at www.iflysun.com

FMAA MEETING NOTICE: 
The next meeting of the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority:  
Tuesday, March 1, 5:30pm Old Blaine County Courthouse, Hailey
Public input is welcome as the airport plans for the future.

FMAA board meeting agendas and packets available HERE 

 

Get the lastest SUN Airport Stats HERE 
Get the latest SUN Airport Updates HERE

 

FLY SUN VALLEY ALLIANCE 

Non-profit organization with a mission:

Improve Air Service to SUN

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