Prescott Regional Airport (PRC) is a small regional airport that serves Prescott, but as Prescott grows, the airport is growing with it.

On Nov. 22, 2019, Congressman Paul A. Gosar D.D.S. announced more than $12 Million in grants for Prescott and Kingman airports.

“I am pleased to report that the Kingman Municipal Airport as well Prescott Regional Airport were the recipients of AIP grants, a much-needed infusion for rehabilitation and construction. These airports are key drivers of our economy in Arizona’s fourth congressional district, and this additional funding will allow them to expand, modernize, and continue operations vital to our community,”

“Prescott Regional Airport has experienced unprecedented growth since the 2018 addition of 50-seat regional jet service by United Express, operated by SkyWest Airlines.

Constructed in 1948, our passenger terminal was sorely in need of replacement to safely and efficiently serve the 70,000+ total passengers expected to use the airport annually in the future,” said Airport Director Robin Sobotta.

“This extraordinary level of Federal funding support will be transformational for our airport, our City, and the entire region. The City of Prescott is appreciative of the continuous support and advocacy of the USDOT/FAA Office of Airports, and our dedicated Federal, state and local elected officials, including Representative Paul Gosar.”

The first airline flights at Prescott were TWA DC-3s in late 1947. The current terminal was built in 1948.

Great Lakes Airlines served the airport since 2008. In 2017 Great Lakes had 2 flights per day to Los Angeles and 2 flights per week to Denver using Beech 1900D aircraft, a 19-passenger, pressurized twin-engine turboprop aircraft. They were not the most comfortable.

On March 26, 2018, Great Lakes Airlines ceased operations, terminating all scheduled flights from Ernest A. Love Field.

On July 17, 2018, United Airlines announced service from Ernest A. Love Field to Denver and Los Angeles with each running a daily flight, which began on August 29, 2018. United Airlines service is operated by SkyWest Airlines dba United Express operating 50 seat Bombardier CRJ-200 jet aircraft.

That means that we now have daily air service to Los Angeles and Denver in real jet airplanes at a reasonable price.

Click here: United Airlines and search for flights between “Prescott PRC” and “Los Angeles LAX” or “Denver DEN”. Round trip prices during normal seasons are about $200.

When the new terminal is built, flying from PRC will be even easier.