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Prescott Regional Airport, Ernest A. Love Field, is a small airport located in Prescott, Arizona, approximately in the center of the state.
United Express, a regional branch of United Airlines, is the only airline carrier that serves the airport.
Prescott Regional Airport only offers flights to and from Denver and Los Angeles, United Express’s main two hub cities in the area. These two hub cities connect flights nationwide; Denver also offers connecting flights to Canada.
As flights into Prescott Regional Airport are limited to just Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Denver International Airport (DEN), flights from any other departure city will require at least one connecting flight.
The necessity of one connecting flight greatly impacts flight lengths for most travelers headed for Prescott, as nearly all departure cities will need to switch flights in either Los Angeles or Denver.
As a direct consequence, flight lengths will vary greatly, even from departure cities that are relatively close to Prescott because passengers will have to fly to either Los Angeles or Denver first. Layovers are also very common and can dramatically increase flight lengths.
Departure airports also impact flight lengths, as each airport has a different United hub airport—regardless of their proximity to Prescott Regional Airport.
San Diego International Airport’s United hub city is LAX, so flights can take as little as 3h 39m. Santa Ana flights out of John Wayne Airport have to Denver to switch flights, resulting in flight lengths that can easily exceed 20 hours and require a layover.
Even flights from nearby Phoenix take upwards of eight hours because passengers also have to fly into Denver; if two stops are required, flight lengths can easily exceed 15 hours.
The only airports offering direct flights to Prescott Regional Airport are Los Angeles International and Denver International.
Nonstop flights from Los Angeles or Denver both take under two hours.
Prescott Regional Airport is roughly nine miles from downtown Prescott. It’s easily accessible by car or rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft.
Prescott Regional Airport features an onsite kiosk for Hertz for easy car rental upon arrival. Several other car rental companies can be found just outside the airport, including Avis, Budget and Enterprise.
Prescott is a true gem in the heart of the Grand Canyon State, rich in history, arts and culture, and the inimitable beauty of the American Southwest.
When Arizona was still part of America’s Old West, Prescott was a bustling frontier city, famous for Whiskey Row, which at one point in Prescott’s colorful history had 40 saloons.
During the days of the Old West, traversing Whiskey Row could be quite perilous; today’s visitors, however, can explore everything from historic saloons like The Palace, the oldest frontier saloon, a favorite of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, to Matt’s Saloon, Prescott’s last true honky tonk bar. Eclectic shops and fantastic restaurants line the iconic street, including some of the most popular brunch places in town.
Visitors can also experience the Old West at one of the state’s most famous outdoor events, including Frontier Days, showcasing the World’s Oldest Rodeo. During this annual event, attendees can even witness mock shoot outs on Whiskey Row!
Prescott is more than just historic, however. It’s also home to a thriving, eclectic arts and music scene. Art shows and live music are staples in the city, from festivals throughout the year to monthly gallery artwalks and weekly live music downtown.
Museums are plentiful in Prescott, ranging from Native American museums and Cowboy art museums to the iconic Sharlot Hall. Art enthusiasts can also visit the city’s dozens of art galleries in the McCormick Arts District; most are open to the public daily.
Prescott Zoo, operated by the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, features over 150 exotic animals, each rescued from all over the world.
Outdoor enthusiasts will love Prescott’s many trails, lakes and parks, as well as horseback riding tours, offroad ATV adventures and Predator Zip Lines.
Passports are not necessary for any flights within the United States. U.S. citizens only need photo ID, typically a state-issued driver’s license, to board commercial flights.