The City of Bandon is located in the southwest portion of the State of Oregon along the Pacific Ocean coast. Bandon State Airport is situated on approximately 132 acres, approximately two miles south of the City. U.S. Highway 101 runs parallel to the Airport on its west side. The Airport is currently owned and operated by the Oregon Department of Aviation. The City of Bandon is considered to be an important harbor town, as well as a popular vacation spot. The area is famous for its cranberry products, celebrated each September with the Cranberry Festival. The Oldtown Harbor District is famous for its shops, galleries, and restaurants. Nearby points of interest include the Port of Bandon which provides access to an estimated 26 miles of the Coquille River, as well as the Moorage Basin with 80 slips for commercial and recreational boats, a boat launching ramp, fishing and crabbing docks, and boardwalk/pier access. Principal industries in the area include forestry, fishing, tourism, retail sales, ranching, and farming.
Bandon State Airport's runway, Runway 16/34, is oriented in a north-south direction. Runway 16/34 is 3,601 feet long and 60 feet wide and is serviced by a full length parallel taxiway. Runway 16/34 is currently a visual approach runway with MIRL, REILs and PAPIs. The Airport currently accommodates 25 based aircraft and handles approximately 7,000 annual general aviation operations. Approximately 42 percent of the Airport's operations are itinerant.