- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says it will not place flight-screening staff at the Klamath Falls airport.

City officials say the decision is a major setback to their efforts to secure airline service. The airport has been unserved by commercial carriers since June 2014, when SkyWest dropped San Francisco and Portland flights that it operated for United Express.

Alaska-based airline PenAir has announced plans to fly from Klamath Falls once security screeners are hired.

The Herald and News reports (https://bit.ly/1WFdJa2 ) that the TSA proposed a reverse-screening option, in which passengers would be screened once they arrive in Portland before transferring to other flights.

Officials from PenAir and the Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport say the solution must make flying through Klamath Falls competitive with flying from Medford.

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