Sun Valley Announces 2022-23 Winter Flight Schedule;
Fly Sun Valley Alliance (FSVA), in partnership with Sun Valley Resort and the Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN), has announced the SUN airline flight schedule for the 2022-23 winter season which will offer daily nonstop flights to six cities – Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, and Salt Lake City – with new extended daily flights to Chicago and additional daily Denver flights for a portion of the winter season.
United Airlines will offer nonstop flights from Denver (DEN) daily year-round, increasing to two daily nonstop flights on certain days during the holidays and also from February 10 through March 25, daily nonstop flights from Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco from December 15 through March 25, and daily nonstop flights from Chicago (ORD) from December 15 through March 25, except for January 7 through Feb 5, when flights will operate two days per week, on Saturday and Sunday.
Alaska Airlines will operate its nonstop Seattle (SEA) service to SUN on a year-round basis, with twice weekly flights on Thursday and Sunday throughout fall through December 11, then one to two daily flights from December 12 through April 17.
Delta Air Lines, which serves Sun Valley year-round, will offer two daily nonstop flight from Salt Lake City (SLC) throughout the winter season. The SUN-SLC flight schedule has been reduced from the normal three daily flight pattern due to current system-wide regional jet pilot shortages, which has been affecting service at numerous airports across the country. Also, for this reason, Delta will not operate any nonstop flights from SUN to Los Angeles (LAX) this winter.
Fly Sun Valley Alliance Director Carol Waller said that while the temporary reduction of the Delta service due to pilot shortages is unfortunate, the airline intends to restore the third daily flight as soon as feasible. Waller noted that the extension of United flights to Chicago to run daily most of the winter season, and the additional United daily flights to Denver, will provide other options for SUN travelers. “Our strategic objective is to improve convenience and access for SUN airport users, and we believe the additional nonstop Chicago and Denver service will be well received, particularly by those traveling to and from the east”, she remarked. The overall air seat capacity for SUN for the 2022-23 winter period of October through April will be up 2% from previous winter season.
The 2022-23 SUN winter schedule is available at www.flysunvalleyalliance.com.