TSA Fairness Act could enable commercial flights to resume at K.F. airport

Salem, Ore. — Klamath Falls is one step closer to getting back commercial air service.

The TSA Fairness Act would restore security screenings to the Crater Lake/Klamath Regional Airport. A House version of that bill was passed unanimously today by the Homeland Security Committee. Congressman Greg Walden released a video statement soon after.

“Unfortunately the TSA wouldn’t do this on their own, return to Klamath and other small airports, so we banded together with other legislators to do it not only in the Klamath basin but elsewhere,” said Congressman Walden.

Identical legislation in the US Senate was attached last week to an FAA re-authorization bill.

Klamath Falls has already signed an agreement with Pen-Air to provide air service to and from Portland.

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