Prescott Regional Airport has Soared into 2021
By Breeanya Hinkel • Courtesy Photos
In April 2021, Prescott Regional Airport (PRC) opened its much-anticipated new terminal to the public, offering exciting and efficient amenities that are certain to place Prescott as both a destination and an easy way for locals to start their much-needed post-COVID vacations.
In 2020, PRC ranked as the twenty-fifth busiest airport in the nation, and fourth busiest in Arizona with more than 235,000 operations (takeoffs and landings). This was despite of a six-week shutdown of flight training operations due to COVID-19. This year is on track to be even busier. In fact, PRC recently had more than 1,500 operations in one day.
An airport this busy needed an upgrade.
The new terminal does not disappoint. The 18,000-square-foot terminal offers an expanded seating area with room for more 100 passengers with upgraded facilities for charging devices pre-flight, updated security processing for faster and more efficient screening, plus a baggage handling system.
PRC Director, Dr. Robin Sobotta, is excited that the airport was finally getting the long-overdue terminal. She said, “We now have the air service that this community has needed for decades.”
Wondering about food and beverages? Susie’s SkyWay restaurant is still in the same location and PRC still offers the beloved Prescott tradition, the “Honor Bar,” which offers $1.00 items with the honor system. PRC is also currently looking for a food and beverage vendor for the new great hall so that people can enjoy food and drinks while sitting in the new courtyard. The courtyard is currently open to the public to watch the planes roll in and greet visitors.
PRC currently has two daily flights to each Los Angeles and Denver via United Express, operated by SkyWest Airlines, plus two daily flights to Phoenix via Boutique Air.
The airport’s popularity has continued to grow since 2019 with the addition of SkyWest Airlines and Prescot saw 55,512 passengers in 2019. Of course, with COVID restrictions that number decreased in 2020 but the people at PRC are excited to see how many utilize this fantastic new space in the years to come.
For more information about the Prescott Regional Airport and to plan you next trip, visit https://flyprescott.com/