ABOUT THE AIRPORT
We at Western Nebraska Regional airport are proud to be known as the “Scottsbluff Airport.” We strive to provide the highest standards of customer service, convenience, and cleanliness in all of our facilities. Our mission is to serve Western Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming with the safest possible air service and to help spur economic growth in our business community for our neighbors.
The first landing strips in Scottsbluff are believed to exist since approx. 1928 in a private pasture. Inland Airlines provided air service through Scottsbluff from Cheyenne, WY, to Rapid City, SD, Spearfish, SD, and Pierre, SD, with a Boeing 247 beginning August 1940.
On September 1942, an announcement was made that Scottsbluff was selected as one of seven satellite air bases that would be located in Nebraska. Twenty-eight farms were purchased for the new airfield’s construction. Construction began at the new base in September 1942. A temporary railroad spur was occupied as early as October 1942. Initially, Scottsbluff Army Airfield was a satellite to the Casper Wyoming airbase. The first troops arrived December 1942.
Mission Statement: We at Western Nebraska Regional airport strive to provide the highest standards of customer service, convenience, and cleanliness in all of our facilities. To serve Western Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming with the safest possible air service, and to help spur economic growth in our business community for our neighbors.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The board meets every third Wednesday of the month and meetings are open to the public. Although, due to COVID, we have changed some of the structure in which we do things, we invite you to join us via Zoom.
We can't talk about the Western Nebraska Regional Airport without the services provided thanks to the caring and customer service driven businesses below. This airport is about community, and you will get that sense with everyone you interact with; from your car rental to your diner. Please select the businesses below to learn more about their services.
Western Nebraska Regional Airport hosts one of the largest mock-emergency events in the region, bringing together departments from the surrounding areas to participate in "worst case scenarios."
AIRPORT APPRECIATION DAY
The Western Nebraska Regional Airport is proud to see the community take part in aviation and get involved, and to uncover the seldom seen parts of everyday life at the airport. Every June, during the Airport Appreciation Day, aviation enthusiasts come to the airport to educate and involve the public in all things aviation.