February 2008

California Airports

Sonoma County Airport

Sunday, February 10, 2008
Sonoma County airport hoping to lure Marin travelers
By Nancy Isles Nation
The Marin (CA) Independent

Officials with the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport want to make a pitch for more Marin travelers to use Santa Rosa as an alternative to flying from San Francisco or Oakland – but it could be a hard sell because its service is limited. Jon Stout, the airport manager, said he will try to get funding to market to Marin and other counties. The amount has not been determined, he said. The Sonoma County airport has taken on more visibility since Horizon Air started service from Santa Rosa to Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles last March. On April 24, Las Vegas will be added, departing daily at 7:35 p.m. and returning to Sonoma at 10:15 p.m., a two-hour flight. Horizon declined to comment on its success in Sonoma. Spokeswoman Jennifer Boyer said only: “We’re happy there. It’s exciting being part of Charles Schulz airport.”

California Airports

Santa Maria Airport May Become Dassault Falcon West Service Center

Saturday, February 9, 2008
French company considering airport as hub
By Malia Spencer
The Santa Maria (CA) Times

Efforts to bring a French aircraft manufacturer to the Santa Maria Public Airport are once again kicking into high gear. Santa Maria is one of two airport’s being considered by Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. for the site of a West Coast service center, said Jim Kunkle, who has been working with airport, city and county officials to court the company.

California Airports

Santa Maria Airport May Become Dassault Falcon West Service Center

Saturday, February 9, 2008
French company considering airport as hub
By Malia Spencer
The Santa Maria (CA) Times

Efforts to bring a French aircraft manufacturer to the Santa Maria Public Airport are once again kicking into high gear. Santa Maria is one of two airport’s being considered by Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. for the site of a West Coast service center, said Jim Kunkle, who has been working with airport, city and county officials to court the company.