Salem Airport Information
McNary Field (IATA: SLE), also known as Salem Municipal Airport, is a public airport located two miles (3 km) southeast of the central business district of Salem, a city in Marion County, Oregon, United States, also the capital of the state. The airport is named for Senator Charles L. McNary. This airport is publicly owned by City of Salem.
Primarily a general aviation airport, McNary Field has seen scheduled commercial airline service in the past, and recently had scheduled air carrier service via Delta Air Lines (service ended October 2008). The Oregon Army National Guard - Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) and charter flights also use the facilities. McNary Field serves as the home of the Oregon Department of Aviation.
The airport grounds include a control tower, a restaurant, a general aviation center including limited flight training, and a small terminal building.
The city of Salem has actively campaigned to bring the airlines back to McNary Field, which had no airline service at all since 1993. Even then, there was only a once a day flight to Portland. The last time Salem had airline service of any distance was in the early 1980s. On June 7, 2007, Delta Connection returned commercial air service to Salem with two flights a day in each direction to Salt Lake City. On October 9, 2008, the last Delta flight left McNary as the service ended.
This information was source from Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McNary_Field.