PRESCOTT, AZ (May 20, 2019) – Prescott Regional Airport – Ernest A. Love Field (PRC) has hit the crucial 10,000 enplanement (boarding) mark for 2019, less than halfway through the calendar year. This is the second year in a row that PRC has hit this milestone. Reaching 10,000 enplanements ensures that Prescott Regional Airport will retain Non-Hub Primary Commercial Service airport status with the FAA. Retaining this classification unlocks $1 Million annually in Federal funding for future airport capital improvements. It will also increase Prescott’s eligibility for future grants and opportunities.
“The public response to our daily flights to Denver and Los Angeles, and all the connection cities beyond, has far exceeded our expectations,” said Dr. Robin Sobotta, Airport Director. “April was our second highest month for enplanements since service started, falling slightly behind December, with 2,406 passengers; and an astonishing load factor of 80.2%. May boardings are also strong – and on track to exceed April’s passenger counts.”
The 10,000th enplanement occurred during the Prescott to Los Angeles departure on Monday, May 20, 2019.
“We are so pleased with the continued success at Prescott Regional Airport,” said Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli. “Congratulations to our airport staff, and our partners at United Express and SkyWest Airlines.”
“Based on current data and with continued support from the region, we are expecting 25,000 enplanements in 2019, the highest in our Airport’s history.” said Dr. Sobotta.
Due to the extraordinarily high load factors currently at Prescott, United Express and SkyWest Airlines have adjusted their Los Angeles schedule for the summer to achieve more favorable operational performance during the warmer summer months. This temporary schedule is expected from June through early October.
A new 18,000 square foot passenger terminal is currently in design, and expected to break ground in late Fall of this year, and be operational by Summer 2020.
To book your flight from Prescott visit www.United.com or on the United app on your smartphone. Select airport code PRC for Prescott.