arcata eurekaAll ‘quiet’ on the airport front: New airport manager recruitment grounded 

With the retirement of the embattled airport manager and the search continuing for a new airline to serve the Arcata-Eureka Airport, county Department of Public Works Director Tom Mattson said he will be taking over operations for the “foreseeable future.”

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arcata eurekaCOUNTY BUDGET A FACTOR – Five jobs are on the line at the Arcata-Eureka Airport, including the employee who’s been working to secure a second airline for ACV. Humboldt County Public Works proposed the layoffs to the board of supervisors. “The airport has a severe funding revenue problem,” said Public Works Director Tom Mattson. “Without a new airline this year we’re going to have to tighten our belt.”     

Mattson has proposed the cuts be made as 2 Airport Service Workers, a groundskeeper, a building maintenance custodian, and from airport management Program Coordinator Emily Jacobs.     

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Delta Air Lines is indefinitely suspending its service to the Arcata/Eureka Airport in northern California’s Humboldt County as weak economy lingers. Delta first halted its service to Salt Lake City in September, saying it planned to resume the service on a seasonal basis this summer. “We appreciate the Eureka community’s faith in Delta and we hope in the future there will be an opportunity for us to resume service,” Delta spokesman Kent Landers tells the Times-Standard of Eureka.

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