Southwest Oregon Regional Airport hosted about 75 dignitaries and well-wishers on July 1, 2015, as they witnessed the inaugural arrival and departure of a 70 seat commercial passenger jet. The United Airlines service will operate between North Bend and Denver, on Wednesdays and Sundays, through October 18, 2015.

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort clinched an agreement with the airline by guaranteeing $600,000 (which was matched by a Dept. of Transportation $550,000 grant) to the airline.