Hailey stay on schedule
"access is a key part of any resort.
People need to be able to get here."
Valley Chamber of Commerce executive director
Express Staff Writer
for SkyWest and Horizon Air, the Wood River Valley’s two regularly
scheduled airlines, say recently reduced demand for air travel will not
immediately lead to the airlines’ cutting service here.
Airlines announced last week that it would cut its overall flight schedule
in other parts of the country by 15 percent after the Sept. 11 attacks on
the East Coast, travelers and businesses in the Wood River Valley watched
for similar cuts in the Hailey schedule of SkyWest, Delta’s business
SkyWest spokeswoman Sabrena Suite said Tuesday that the airline had
already planned to cut its schedule to meet the decreased demand that
occurs each winter. It’s a cut the airline makes every fall.
On Oct. 1,
the number of daily, round-trip flights between Hailey and Salt Lake City
went down from 11 to nine.
will not alter the schedule of its one daily round-trip flight between
Hailey and Seattle, said Cheryl Temple, airline director of public
the schedules is important because, "access is a key part of any
resort," said Ketchum-Sun Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive
Director Carol Waller. "People need to be able to get here."
manager of corporate communications David Clark said airline management
would review its schedule again in November and that some cuts might take
will be some changes, but they won’t be severe," Clark said.
airline representatives said no employee layoffs are planned here.