McNary Field (IATA: SLE, ICAO: KSLE, FAA LID: SLE), also known as Salem Municipal Airport, is a city owned, public use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) southeast of the central business district of Salem, a city in Marion County and the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon. It is named for Senator Charles L. McNary.
Primarily a general aviation airport, McNary Field had scheduled commercial airline service in the past, including service via Delta Air Lines that ended in October 2008. The airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service facility based on enplanements in 2008 (more than 10,000 per year). As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 15,205 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, an increase of 17% from the 12,979 enplanements in 2007.
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.
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