City of Owatonna (KOWA) Changes FBO Name: Southern Minnesota Flight Center

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City of Owatonna (KOWA) Changes FBO Name: Southern Minnesota Flight Center

City of Owatonna (KOWA) Changes FBO Name: Southern Minnesota Flight Center

OWATONNA, Minn. / October 13, 2017 / GENERAL AVIATION NEWS – The City of Owatonna will now operate its Avfuel-branded FBO at Owatonna Degner Regional Airport as Southern Minnesota Flight Center.

The new name supports the airport’s mission to attract traffic as the gateway to southern Minnesota.

“We’ve been working on rolling out the new name for a while, and everyone’s really pleased to see it launch,” said Dave Beaver, City of Owatonna airport manager. “We wanted a name that was more descriptive for transient traffic traveling to the southern Minnesota region with the hope of drawing more pilots to our city, whether Owatonna is their final destination, or they’re looking to spend time in nearby metropolitan areas.”

With its close proximity to the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) and Rochester—a major medical hub—Southern Minnesota Flight Center offers customers the services and amenities of big-city flying, without the big-city cost and congestion.

In addition to its convenient location, Southern Minnesota Flight Center offers its guests everything they’d expect from a full-service FBO, including: inviting facilities, a 5500 foot runway, heated hangars, courtesy and rental cars, aircraft maintenance through Langer Aviation, and Avfuel Contract Fuel and AVTRIP rewards.

Through November 15, any AVTRIP member who mentions the FBO’s new name to one of its CSRs will earn triple (six) AVTRIP Points per gallon.


Southern Minnesota Flight Center at Owatonna Degner Regional Airport is an important asset to the Owatonna community and a vital economic development tool. It is our hope that all who visit the airport and the Owatonna area, whether for a brief or extended period of time, experience that quality of facilities that makes it truly special. Whether for business or pleasure, we are sure that you will find the airport will accommodate your needs.


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Avfuel Corporation: Marci Ammerman, Vice President Marketing, 734-663-6466,,,, Twitter: @Avfuel

Southern Minnesota Flight Center: Dave Beaver, Airport Manager, 507-444-2448,,,




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