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Southwest Oregon Regional Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorCoos County Airport District
LocationNorth Bend, Oregon
Elevation5 m (17 ft)

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Southwest Oregon International Airport , formerly known as North Bend International Airport, is a public airport located in the city of North Bend, in Coos County, Oregon, USA. It is operated by the Coos County Airport District and serves the entire county.

The airport changed its name in April 2006 to avoid confusion with Bend, a city in central Oregon. According to an airport press release, the name "will be more descriptive of the region" and "will cure many of the problems experienced by travelers to the South Coast area who have been inadvertently sent to central Oregon's Bend/Redmond area by mistake."

It is one of two commercial airports on the Oregon Coast and is served by United Airlines (Skywest). United Express offers service to San Francisco International Airport (since July 2008) and Portland International Airport (since October 2008). The airport was previously served by Horizon Air, which had linked North Bend to Portland International Airport since 1982. Horizon Air service ended on October 11, 2008.

The airport has recently been flooded by private jets filled with golfers on their way to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, a 20 minute drive from the airport. The airport opened a new terminal in July 2008. In February 2009 a brand new Air Traffic Control Tower was commissioned for the airport.

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