Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Questions swirling around airport
By Amanda Fehd
The Tahoe (CA) Daily Tribune
Editor’s Note: The South Lake Tahoe Airport is fairly typical of many rural airports where the municipality does not understand its value. Airports are transportation infrastructure the same as highway’s 50 or 80 are. Given the current lack of attention and understanding by the city council, there is no doubt the airport could be more of an asset to the community. The question is, “Why doesn’t the City Council understand that and insure that the airport has a fair chance to prosper?….ed
The Lake Tahoe Airport operates at a loss of more than $500,000 annually, doesn’t track the number and type of aircraft that fly in and out, and is working on getting a noise monitoring system back in order, according to its manager, Smokey Rickerd.