Air Service In Chico

Air Service In Chico

[From the blog “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” By Greg Fischer]. When local businesses are surveyed as to what the impediments are to growth, the lack of commercial air service is always among the top factors.  Every few years there is a brief upsurge...
City of Chico Seeks Airport Manager

City of Chico Seeks Airport Manager

The City of Chico invites applications for Airport Manager (Chico Municipal Airport CIC). The Airport Manager will report to the Public Works Director and will manage, plan, and direct airport operations, maintenance, construction, economic development, marketing, and...
Bills Introduced to Require TSA Staffing at Small Airports

Bills Introduced to Require TSA Staffing at Small Airports

On February 11, Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representatives Greg Walden (R-OR) and Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced bipartisan legislation in the House and Senate to require TSA to provide screening services at smaller airports...
Smaller airports making pleas to secure TSA funding again

Smaller airports making pleas to secure TSA funding again

Del Rio, Texas, on the Mexican border 150 miles west of San Antonio, has been without commercial air service since mid-2013. Last August, when Public Charters agreed to provide daily flights from Del Rio to Austin, which would set up a connection to Dallas, it...
Wing and a Prayer

Wing and a Prayer

Summary: This is a long but very interesting article about Humboldt County’s efforts to lure more air service. As Paul Kelley was to Sonoma County, they have a member of the county board of supervisors (Shirley Bass) who is actively involved in the efforts to...
Inside the Portland Flights Deal

Inside the Portland Flights Deal

Overview: Eureka/Arcata got the same deal that Redding did for about $75,000 fee waivers.  Penair did not ask for an MRG (Minimum Revenue Guarantee) Humboldt County has a kinship with Portland, what with our shared interests in food, drink, marijuana, arts, neo-lumber...
Fly Humboldt Organization

Fly Humboldt Organization

We love living behind the Redwood Curtain, but the fact is, we also love to come and go and we like others to come and go too. We don’t have many options with only one airline providing service. Tickets are expensive and provide few destinations. Because of the high...
Arcata/Eureka adding air service to Portland

Arcata/Eureka adding air service to Portland

PenAir will start providing flights from the California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport to Portland, Oregon, on April 21, joining SkyWest in offering daily service to the area. The announcement Friday means Humboldt County will have two airlines and two...
PenAir will start flights to Portland in April

PenAir will start flights to Portland in April

The skies above Redding will get a bit busier come April. PenAir will start service from Redding to Portland, Oregon, on April 21, the airline announced Friday afternoon. The news culminates nearly a year of talks between Redding officials and the Alaska-based...
Supervisors weigh expansion plans for Sonoma County airport

Supervisors weigh expansion plans for Sonoma County airport

Sonoma County’s airport is busier than ever, with daily flights ferrying hundreds of thousands of passengers annually to destinations up and down the West Coast. But that popularity, officials say, sometimes comes at the expense of passenger satisfaction. On the...
Airline On-Time Statistics and Delay Causes

Airline On-Time Statistics and Delay Causes

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) tracks the on-time performance of domestic flights operated by large air carriers. Summary information on the number of on-time, delayed, canceled and diverted flights...