• August 2017 Reporting Points

    Since starting nonstop flights from Salina to Denver, CO in June 2016, Great Lakes has completed 98.75% of all scheduled flights. The airline's completion rate at Salina is outstanding when compared to the performance of other air carriers nationwide. Many communities are experiencing poor reliability and Great Lakes' excellent completion rate at Salina is an exception. Salina passengers are fortunate that Great Lakes management and employees are committed to safe and reliable air service.

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  • Denver Flights Reach New Heights

    Great Lakes Airlines boarded a total of 1,517 passengers on non-stop flights to and from the Salina Regional Airport and the Denver International Airport during May, 2017. The airline's previous peak month was March, 2017 when 1,465 people decided to Fly Salina. As Great Lakes nears the completion of one full year of Salina Airport operations, a total of 13,121 passengers have traveled to and from Denver on Great Lakes' 30 seat regional aircraft.

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  • May 2017 Reporting Points

    Agricultural aviation is an essential part of crop production in Kansas. Aerial application has become a critical part of today's precision agriculture practices and aids farmers in the production of food, fiber and biofuel. More than ever, farmers can use aerial application to maximize crop yields and benefit the environment.

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  • Runway 17/35 Open

    Runway 17/35 at the Salina Regional Airport reopened today after a 14-day closure for pavement maintenance. During the closure, airport contractors and staff completed runway rubber removal, runway surface slurry seal, minor pavement repairs and applied new runway markings. With the airport's 12,300 foot runway back in operation, the Salina Airport resumed supporting a wide variety of civilian and military aircraft operations.

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  • April 2017 Reporting Points

    Schilling Aviation Service at SLN offers area residents the perfect setting to get start flying lessons and experience the advantages to general aviation. For licensed pilots looking to get back in the air, Schilling Aviation Services has instructor pilots and aircraft ready for rental. All pilots young and old are welcome at Schilling. Drop by or call for either your first flight or to knock of the rust. "Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." - Leonardo da Vinci

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  • March 2017 Reporting Points

    During this past February, U.S. military aviation units converged on the Salina Regional Airport and the Smoky Hill Weapons Range for two weeks of intense training during a Jaded Thunder exercise. Over 30 aircraft and 1,300 personnel participated in the event. Jaded Thunder resulted in a $3.4 million, direct economic impact on Salina. Military units leased 163,062 SF of hangar space, purchased over 400,000 gallons of jet fuel, occupied 818 hotels rooms and leased 140 rental cars. Over 15 local vendors provided goods and services in support of Jaded Thunder.

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  • Jaded Thunder Benefits Salina

    The recently completed Jaded Thunder military training exercise made an estimated direct $3,437,600 impact on the Salina economy. The exercise attracted 1,300 members of the United States military to Salina for two weeks of training. Over 30 military aircraft from across the country used the Salina Regional Airport during the event that occurred at the Smoky Hill Weapons Range which is located to the southwest of the Salina Airport.

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  • November 2016 Reporting Points

    Holiday travel to and from Salina has become easier with nonstop flights to and from the Denver International Airport on Great Lakes Airlines. Remember to make reservations early in order to get the best fares and schedules. Your local travel agent can make booking a flights and other accommodations an easy task.

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  • OCCK Provides Public Transportation to/from Salina Regional Airport

    OCCK will be providing a new transportation option for people using the Salina Regional Airport. Effective November 7th, a daily Monday through Friday shuttle service will pick up passengers within the city limits of Salina and deliver them to the airport to catch the afternoon flight to Denver. A daily shuttle will also be available for passengers disembarking the afternoon flight from Denver.

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  • September 2016 Reporting Points

    A large crowd gathered at the Salina Regional Airport's M.J. Kennedy Air Terminal on September 8, 2016 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the devastating terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001. Representatives of the Salina Airport Authority, Great Lakes Airlines, the Transportation Security Administration, Salina Police Department, Salina Fire Department and Kansas Highway Patrol gathered to remember the victims and heroes of 9/11.

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  • July 2016 Reporting Points

    Great Lakes Airlines has brought the Denver International Airport (DEN), www.flydenver.com, closer to Salina and North Central Kansas residents. With a 1 hour and 15 minute, nonstop flight Salina passengers arrive at the nation's 5th busiest commercial airport. DEN offers travelers connections to 1,550 daily scheduled flights to more than 180 nonstop destinations. DEN is an exceptional connecting hub that offers travelers the best in food service, shopping and amenities while at the airport.

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  • Great Lakes Airlines Announces Salina to Denver Fare

    Great Lakes Airlines now offers a $148 round trip fare for flights between the Salina Regional Airport and the Denver International Airport. The new fare makes a flight to Denver far more attractive than a long drive to the Mile High City.

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  • May 2016 Reporting Points

    Finally, on June 15 Great Lakes Airlines will start nonstop flights to the Denver International Airport from the Salina Regional Airport in the airline's 30 passenger Embraer Brasilia regional aircraft. The flights will connect Salina area residents, businesses, medical facilities, nonprofits and universities to one of the nation's top air carrier hubs. That means nonstop connections to over 180 destinations. Great Lakes is a United Airlines codeshare partner and also has interline agreements with American and Delta. This all adds up to greater ease and comfort in scheduling air travel to and from Salina.

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  • Denver Flights Start on June 15th

    Salina, KS (May 13, 2016) -Great Lakes Airlines will start nonstop flights from the Salina Regional Airport to the Denver International Airport on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced the start of Denver flights this morning during a ribbon cutting opening of the newly remodeled passenger screening area at the Airport's M. J. Kennedy Air Terminal.

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  • March 2016 Reporting Points

    Over 100 businesses and organizations now occupy the 4,200 acres once occupied by the former Schilling Air Force Base. Schilling closed in 1965 and Salina has successfully transformed the base into a vibrant regional airport and industrial center. Today, Salina Regional Airport and Airport Industrial Center employers account for 12% of total Saline County employment. Over 3,588 people work at the Airport and Airport Industrial Center and total payroll exceeds $141.5 million.

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  • February 2016 Reporting Points

    On April 1 Great Lakes Airlines will start nonstop flights to the Denver International Airport from the Salina Regional Airport in the airline's 30 passenger Embraer Brasilia regional aircraft. The flights will connect Salina area residents, businesses, medical facilities and universities to one of the nation's top air carrier hubs. That means nonstop connections to over 180 destinations. Great Lakes is a United codeshare partner and also has interline agreements with American and Delta. This all adds up to greater ease and comfort in scheduling air travel to and from Salina.

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  • Great Lakes Selected for Salina, KS Flights

    The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected Great Lakes Airlines to provide Essential Air Service Program flights from the Salina Regional Airport to the Denver International Airport. Great Lakes will provide Salina area residents and businesses with nonstop service in a 30 seat Embraer Brasilia regional airliner. The new flights are scheduled to start on April 1, 2016.

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  • December 2015 Reporting Points

    K-State's UAS program has achieved another historic milestone in becoming the nation's first, FAA approved UAS flight training program. For over 50 years K-State Polytechnic has been a national leader in training professional fixed wing and helicopter pilots. Now the college can offer students and industry a complete range of manned and unmanned aircraft training opportunities.

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  • October 2015 Reporting Points

    On Saturday, November 7, 2015, 10:00 AM at hangar 409 Schilling Aviation Services (SAS) will host a pilots' meeting that will feature a briefing from Kansas Air National Guard personnel. All pilots who operate in the KSLN area should be familiar with the airspace and operations of the weapons range. Range personnel will offer advice and tips on how to safely fly the area encompassed by range restricted and military airspace.

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  • September 2015 Reporting Points

    Schilling Aviation Services (SAS) has successfully reached and passed the one year in business milestone. Congratulations to owners Bob and Janet Pahls. SAS offers a full range of airframe and power plant maintenance services.

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  • August 2015 Reporting Points

    The Salina Airport Authority has benefited from the excellent performance of three K-State Salina airport management interns. Over the summer months; Scott McDonald, Zackary Dahl and Josh Sellards have taken on responsibilities and tasks that have touched every aspect of airport operations, safety, security, maintenance, special events, finance and marketing.

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  • C-47 stops in Salina before beginning 'Warplanes to Siberia' trek

    As America's Fuel Stop, Salina hosts a number of historical aircraft and today a veteran of D-Day lifted off on her way to Great Falls, Mont.

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  • June 2015 Reporting Points

    Kansas Erosion Products is the newest business at the Salina Airport Industrial Center and has moved into the Airport Authority's building B1021.

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  • FHSU to complete economic impact study of airport, airport industrial center

    The Salina Airport Authority has contracted with the Fort Hays State University Docking Institute of Public Affairs to complete an economic impact study report.

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  • May 2015 Reporting Points

    Salina's support has been rewarded by the recent announcement that K-State is a member of the prestigious FAA Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

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  • April 2015 Reporting Points

    This month I had the pleasure of meeting members of the Santa Fe Trail Association who attended an association workshop here in Salina. The association is dedicated to preserving the history of the Santa Fe Trail which was one of our nation's first routes that supported western expansion.

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  • KDOT to unveil Kansas Aviation Portal at K-State Salina

    The Kansas Department of Transportation Aviation Division will be at Kansas State University Salina on Friday, April 10, to announce the new Kansas Aviation Portal.

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  • February 2015 Reporting Points

    Following the announcement that Schilling Air Force Base would be closed, the Schilling Development Council was established and started the process of adopting a reuse plan to aid in Salina's economic recovery.

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  • Kansas State University Salina becomes first entity in country to receive statewide access for flight operations of small unmanned aircraft systems

    Kansas State University Salina reached a national milestone in the unmanned aircraft systems industry, becoming the first entity in the country to receive approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, for statewide access during flight operations.

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  • Senators host Kansas Aviation Legislation roundtable

    Kansas Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran hosted the Kansas Association of Airports Federal Legislative Issues Roundtable, Feb. 9 at the K-State Salina campus.

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  • Sen. Moran to host Aviation Roundtable in Salina

    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), a member of the Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, today announced he will host an aviation roundtable to discuss a number of Kansas aviation priorities for 2015, 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 9 at the Kansas State University Salina College Center (2310 Centennial Rd).

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  • February 2015 Pilots Club Coffee

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  • January 2015 Reporting Points

    Veris Technologies is the newest business at the Salina Airport Industrial Center and recently opened the firm's newly constructed factory, R&D center and offices.

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  • Prime real estate at premier location available now

    Industry leaders and entrepreneurs know Salina is an ideal place to set up shop or expand and grow their business.

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  • Rogers presented board resolution for 30 years of service

    It was a rare scene at the regular meeting of the Salina Airport Authority board of directors as executive director Tim Rogers, A.A.E. was taken by surprise with an addition to the agenda.

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  • KWU football player selected as airport PR intern

    The Salina Airport Authority welcomed Daniel Moss of San Diego, Calif. as the Spring 2015 public relations intern.

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