Magic Valley airport receives grant to help increase flights to Salt Lake
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that it has awarded the Joslin Field, Magic
Valley Airport with a grant for $500,000 to help increase flight capacity to and from Salt Lake City.
Magic Valley Airport offers three flights daily to Salt Lake City via SkyWest Airlines that provides about
630 seats each week. Passengers currently fill about 74 percent of those seats, with morning departure flights averaging about 86 percent load capacity. By comparison, the regional average among SkyWest markets serving Salt Lake City is about 63 percent load capacity.
“Accessible and affordable air service is important to serve new companies looking to locate in our community and for those who are already here who may be considering expansion,” said Twin Falls City Councilman Shawn Barigar. “It’s important when we bring companies to town that we have accessible and affordable air service.”