Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) was recognized for its safe flying image with the Outstanding Western-Pacific Airport award given by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The award, being presented to FYI today at the 6th Annual FAA Airports Division Conference in Los Angeles, judges airports on programs that improve airport safety, community outreach, intergovernmental cooperative efforts and the outstanding administration of grants or projects under FAA’s Airports Improvement Program in 2009.
FYI consistently ranked in the top ten of 100 U.S. Airports for on-time performance by the U.S. Department of Transportation and is one of a few airports with a Category III(b) Instrument Landing System that activates during extreme foggy conditions for enhanced safety.
The airport recently completed a three-year expansion of its terminal, including a larger security screening checkpoint and baggage claim area, new security entrances and exits and a “Sense of Place” public art project featuring a giant Sequoia forest. FYI is also home to one of the largest solar airport installations with a 2-megawatt solar field spanning 9.5 acres.
FYI is a municipally owned entity operating as a self supporting enterprise, with eight carriers offering 42 daily departures from Fresno.