June 2016 
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   SUN SUMMER/FALL AIR SCHEDULE - Nonstop flights start Friday!     
   SUN air service continues to grow - 8,215 (17%) MORE seats this summer/fall 
  • Alaska LAX nonstop flights June 10 - Oct 2 
  • Alaska SEA nonstop flights June 10 - Oct 16
  • United DEN & SFO nonstop flights June 24 - Sept 18
  • New! Delta LAX nonstop flights weekly on Sat AND Sun, June-Sept
  • More Delta SLC flights! 3x daily June - Sept, 2x daily Oct-Nov 
  • 160 days in 2016 with 3x daily scheduled Delta SLC flights = 186% increase over 2015!
   Download PDF of schedule at www.flysunvalleyalliance.com   


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This month, Friedman Memorial Airport Manager Rick Baird is retiring, ending a 25 year run serving our community in this very important role, and others, at the airport.  Rick's contributions are a mile-long, and our entire community has benefited from his efforts. For commercial air service this includes working with Carol Waller to form the original Sun Valley/Ketchum CVB's Blaine County Air Transportation Advisory Committee in 1998, which later morphed into the non-profit Fly Sun Valley Alliance organization. He has been committed and involved all along the way.  


Rick has long recognized the importance of the airport and air service to the entire Wood River Valley region, and has actively worked, through many challenges, to continue to ensure that air service access will survive and thrive here. We are so grateful for his years of extraordinary leadership and aviation expertise.  Please join us in celebrating his many incredible accomplishments and giving him due thanks at his retirement party at the airport on June 16. (see invitation below) 

John Curnow is General Manager of the new Limelight Hotel Ketchum, set to open this December. He recently moved to the area with his family and is excited to become an involved member of the community. "Accessibility is always the key to a destination resort's sustained success.   I look forward to working with Fly Sun Valley Alliance to continue the great momentum in securing improved air service both for our guest and for this great community".   

 John has more than 25 years working in the resort hotel business, all of it in winter resort destinations, including stints in Aspen, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek and Steamboat Springs. He has worked in many capacities including Director of Sales and Marketing, General Manager and Regional General Manger and his experience includes the Sheraton Steamboat Resort, St. Regis Aspen, Sky Hotel in Aspen, Westin Snowmass Resort and the Beaver Creek Lodge. In addition, he has a background in resort condominium management. John replaces Richard Stettner, GM of Limelight Hotels Aspen, on the FSVA Board and we thank Richard for his active participation since becoming involved last year.


"The air service in and out of Sun Valley has made my life so much more enjoyable.  I have to travel for a portion of my work, and with a new family this cuts down on travel and allows more time at home.  The remodel at the airport is beautiful and fitting for the valley where it is located.  I appreciate the expanded service from San Francisco and Denver as it allows our clients an easier and faster route to the valley.  Thank you Fly Sun Valley Alliance and all the partners that make this service possible."

Matt Gershater
, Hailey
Founder/Executive Director - Idaho Basecamp

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!

The next meeting of the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority:  
Tuesday, June 14, 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 
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