PenAir files for bankruptcy; airport working to restore service to Portland

In this file photo from March 21, 2016, a PenAir airplane makes its inaugural Portland to North Bend flight. (SBG photo)

South Coast air travelers took a hit recently when Peninsula Airways filed for bankruptcy, effectively terminating its flights to the Pacific Northwest.

The southwest Oregon Regional Airport is now taking steps to resume services to Portland quickly.

PenAir, Alaska’s second largest commuter airline, is based in Anchorage International Airport, with other hubs located at Portland International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport, and Denver Internatoinal Airport.

Airport officials say that they have an aviation consultant on board, reaching out to other airlines that could potentially provide services to and from Portland.

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