City ready to welcome PenAir

Jul 9, 2018

Credit PenAir

The City of Homer says it’s ready to welcome Peninsula Airways, better known as PenAir, to the Homer Airport. The Homer City Council passed a resolution in May giving the city the authority to negotiate a lease with the airliner.

The city last communicated with PenAir in early June and is waiting for the company’s final decision. 

Earlier this year, the airline applied for a 26-month long lease. The city hopes to charge PenAir about $38,000 a year for a terminal and baggage claim area. If the deal goes ahead, City Manager Katie Koester says the basics likely won't change and the city council would have the final say on the lease agreement 

Koester does not think there is any opposition to a potential lease on the council. 

PenAir says it is still researching the local market and that it will make its final decision in August.