Saturday, September 8, 2007
Plans to Expand the Sonoma County Airport
KCBS 740AM Radio
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KCBS) — Sonoma County Airport officials are planning to extend the runway, and build a larger terminal, as demand for air travel grows in Sonoma. The proposal for $84 million in improvements to the Charles M. Schultz-Sonoma County Airport is outlined in the 20-year airport plan, which requires supervisor approval and environmental review. The changes would also make way for larger planes.
“If we get the extra 900-foot runway that we would like, it would safely accommodate the regional jets, or RJ 700’s,” said Sonoma County Assistant Airport Manager Steve Land.
Currently, Horizon Air is the only commercial company flying out of the airport. They offer two flights to Los Angeles and one flight to Seattle daily. An additional flight to LA and one to Portland will start on October 28th.
Sonoma County had been without scheduled passenger flights since shortly after September 11th, 2001, until Horizon began operating in March.