Holiday Travel Problems Solved!

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and if you read this email to the end, it can also be the season of enjoyable holiday travel! We’ve compiled our top travel hacks for staying sane during the hustle and bustle of the holidays. With tips for pre-planning, packing, and making your flight, we’re making sure this […]

Happy Thanksgiving From SHD!

If you are like me, the Thanksgiving holiday tends to make you feel a bit sentimental when you reflect on what you are the most thankful for. The same is true for all of us at SHD! I know I’ve already shared with you what amazing growth we’ve seen in passenger traffic since the start of […]

You Helped Us Break a Record!

As many of you know, last month SkyWest/United began direct flights to Chicago. We knew this flight would be popular in the community, but the number of you who flew from SHD in October blew us away! With your help we broke a 20-year old record for monthly passenger traffic! To be exact, 3,362 of you took […]

Chicago Ranks #1 – Here’s Why

One of the things I’ve heard time and again from visitors traveling to the Shenandoah Valley is that we have the best of both worlds. We enjoy the personal touch of small-town living but welcome the innovation of industry, technology, and a thriving higher education community. We’re surrounded by natural beauty but within easy reach […]

SHD Attracts New Business

This month SHD is proud to be featured in Virginia Business Magazine, a publication that has covered economic activity in every sector and region of the state since 1986. Since we’ve started our new service with United powered by SkyWest we’ve been excited to connect travelers to destinations across the country and the globe through two major hubs […]

Rare WWII aircraft.

WWII Aircraft Coming to SHD

You’ve seen them in movies and read about them in the history books, but now is your chance to experience rare WWII aircraft like never before! SHD is excited to host the Wings of Freedom Tour with The Collings Foundationfeaturing the WWII era Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine,” B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft,” B-25 Mitchell “Tondelayo” bomber, and P-51 […]

Happy travelers.

Ready to Win a $250 Travel Voucher?

How does $250 towards your next trip sound in exchange for less than 5 minutes of your time? Sounds good, right? We’ve launched a (very) brief survey to gather information from you about your travel experiences. Simply complete the survey and enter your information at the end for a chance to win a $250 travel […]

Downtown Chicago

You’re Invited to Chicago!

Fall is the perfect time of year to travel to some of the Valley’s most popular destinations. With summer tourist crowds at bay, mild temperatures, and nonstop flights starting at $210 roundtrip from SHD – Chicago is a great place to plan a trip this fall. Known by the nicknames Chi-Town and The Windy City, Chicago is an excellent […]

Enjoy stress free travel.

Travel That Passes the Stress Test. Here’s How…

What comes to mind when you think of travel? Hopefully, easy and convenient are at the top of your list. However, for most of us, stress is also associated with traveling. At SHD, we take the stress out of travel by offering free parking, free Wifi, TSA PreCheck on select flights, and of course, reliable United jet service […]

Travelers in a security line at the airport.

You Asked – We Answered! FAQ’s of SHD Travelers

Since our new United jet service powered by SkyWest launched in April, we’ve seen more travelers than ever coming through our terminal. Like the savvy travelers you are, you’ve asked some great questions about the service, the process, and what you should expect. So, we’ve put together a Q&A of the top questions we’ve received. […]

Duke dog stamp of approval for United service at SHD

SHD Connects JMU to the World

This month SHD is proud to be part of the cover story for Madison magazine’s “Aiming Higher” edition – a publication of James Madison University (JMU). For those of us that call the Shenandoah Valley home, JMU is one of the cornerstones of our community. However, JMU’s reach extends beyond the Valley towards a vision of being both a nationally and […]

Shenandoah Valley Airport

How is Our New United Jet Service Doing?

It’s been a little over four months since we started our new United jet service powered by SkyWest, and we want to say a big thank you to everyone that has made the choice to fly local from SHD! Because of you, our new service is off to a very successful start! We love the fact […]

Travel ready passengers in an airport terminal.

Don’t Miss Out on These SHD Travel Perks!

We love providing travel perks for SHD travelers! Along with our free parking and Wi-Fi, reliable United jet service that can get you anywhere, and local customer service that can’t be beaten – there’s more! Check out two more exciting perks that will make traveling with SHD better than ever before – United Mileage Plusand TSA Precheck. United MileagePlus […]

Are you in a travel rut?

Have you ever gotten stuck in a travel routine just because it’s the way you’ve always done something? It’s easy to do! So, one of the exciting things about working at SHD is providing “lightbulb moments” for travelers and getting them out of their travel rut! With our new flights to two major hubs, Washington Dulles and […]

Guests enjoy learning about aviation at the Women Can Fly event.

Women Can Fly 2018

Can you guess how many pilots are women? It turns out that only 6% of all pilots are women, making females severely underrepresented in aviation. To encourage women and girls to consider careers in aviation, SHD hosted our 3rd annual Women Can Fly event this past Saturday in partnership with the Virginia Department of Aviation […]

United Airlines Jet

Are you flying with the best?

Being in the airline industry, I know two major concerns of travelers are time and expense. You want fast service at a good price – totally understandable! There’s also a third factor to consider when flying though, and that’s the airline carrier. Why is this important? Because not all airlines are created equal. The airline […]

Lack of Flexibilty in Travel

Avoid These Three Hidden Travel Costs

I must admit, working at an airport is never boring! There’s something awe inspiring about the power of planes and the connectivity that travel brings to our lives. It never gets old! Being behind the scenes, I see the airport experience from start to finish. So, I’m always amazed at some of the myths we […]

Did you hear what Greg said?

Recently Greg Campbell, the Executive Director of SHD, sat down for an interview with NewsRadio WKCY for an inside look at our new United jet service and the fascinating history of regional airports! Why was SHD chosen for the opportunity with United? How has SHD survived the “Dark Decade” of air service? What makes SHD […]

2017 SHD Master Plan

The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport is a dynamic aviation facility situated within the scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. In recent years, the combination of shifts in commercial airline service, fluctuations in general aviation activity, the completion of various improvement projects, and updates to Federal Aviation Administration design criteria have created changing conditions at the airport. […]

United jet on the runway.

United Lifts Off at SHD!

As some of you may know, on April 3rd, we celebrated the inaugural flight of our new jet service with United Airlines powered by SkyWest! We’re so thankful for all of the community leaders and supporters that filled the airline terminal to celebrate this momentous occasion with us. What better way to top off the […]

SkyWest Airlines Brings United Express Jet Service to Shenandoah Valley

Tickets available today at www.united.com Weyers Cave, Virginia, Dec. 11, 2017 – Daily United Express jet service from Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport  (SHD) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Washington Dulles (IAD) begins April 3, 2018! Operated by SkyWest Airlines, the daily flights will provide Shenandoah Valley travelers seamless access to United’s global network via the […]