Pangborn Memorial Airport is jointly owned and operated by the Ports of Chelan and Douglas Counties. Under a joint operating agreement, the Port of Douglas County is responsible for the management of the airport’s business park and non-aviation facilities. The Port of Chelan County is responsible for aviation operations, and the Port Commissions meet jointly to serve as the governing board of the airport to establish policy and give guidance and direction to the airport staff.
The airport plays a vital role in connecting the North Central Washington region to the national and international air transport systems. The daily scheduled service to Portland and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport provides the region with one stop connecting service to major international and domestic destinations.
In addition to commercial passenger and freight service, Pangborn is the home base of 131 aircraft, and Executive Flight, a major air charter service providing executive charter service as well as medical transport flights. A visitor to the airport might see a variety of aircraft ranging from gliders to experimental aircraft, to business jets to the current mainstay commercial aircraft, Alaska Airline’s DeHavilland Dash 8.
A 2001 study commissioned by the Washington Department of Transportation found that Pangborn Memorial Airport directly and indirectly supports 632 jobs and contributes over $47,000,000 annually to the local economy.
The airport is proud to serve the Central Washington community as an essential public facility and economic engine.
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