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Airport Terminal Gets Facelift Ahead of Peak Travel Season 

An aerial view of an airport with a control tower, parking lot, and logo on the pavement.

19 Apr 2024

A water fountain with a bottle filling station.
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Making sure our customers have the best experience when they travel through OTH is something for which we strive. While the summer is still a few months away, maintenance staff has been working on the terminal. One enhancement made is the replacement of water fountains to include bottle filling stations. Passengers bringing their water bottles will help reduce single-use plastic bottles.

Other work has included removing the old carpet that has been in place since the terminal was completed in 2009. Maintenance crews worked around the commercial flights to remove and replace the carpet. The 17,040 square feet of carpet, glue, and tools were just under $40,000. n addition to passenger loading areas, the CCAD board approved an expenditure to remove an elevated “roundabout” to make it easier for shuttles, taxi cabs, and other vehicles to drop off and pick up passengers.

The center of the tear-drop shape was painted by Artworks Unlimited owner Patrick Erm and his assistant Skye Michelle. It features the logo and the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport Code (OTH).