“On the urging of 13 speakers, the Chico City Council unanimously rejected a proposal from Washington D.C.-based AvPORTS to manage the Chico Municipal Airport… despite a modified proposal for a smaller cost, shorter time span and less risk, which were among the objections cited when the Airport Commission recommended rejecting the proposal in October.”Read More
Chico – The city will be moving forward in its quest to find management for the Chico Municipal Airport.
Last week, City Manager Mark Orme said the city will be putting out a request for proposals later this month.Read More
Chico City Manager Mark Orme confirmed Thursday that the only commercial airline serving the city’s airport would discontinue flights in December. SkyWest Airlines will no longer serve the Chico area citing poor financial performance as its reason for leaving. SkyWest flies under contract withUnited Airlines as United Express out of Chico. Orme said that the city is…Read More
CHICO – While it’s willing to do the work, the Chico Airport Commission has made little progress pinpointing why the airport loses money every year, and it might not be an easy answer.
The commission has struggled to understand the airport budget and various funds that make up the Chico Municipal Airport.Read More
CHICO – One of the city of Chico’s biggest financial pits is the Municipal – Airport, and its governing body of appointed board members has been wrestling with the issue. The news got worse last week, when the Chico Airport Commission found other debts related to the airport were actually tucked into non-airport funds, including fire service, litigation and remediation costs.Read More
– CHICO – The Chico Fire Department folded the engine company at Fire Station 3 in order to deal with a $1.3 million budget cut it was directed to make as the city grapples with a $4.8 million deficit. Commercial flights not affected because one fire officer will be there
The fire company at the Chico Municipal Airport is closed as of 8 a.m. today, Fire Chief James Beery announced Monday afternoon. The closure will not disrupt commercial flights, however, as a Federal Aviation Administration-certified fire officer will be assigned to the station, thus meeting FAA requirements.Read More
Work plan for Chico airport in progress; meeting on Tuesday the 12th – An update on the Chico Municipal Airport and its work plan is on the agenda for the next Chico Airport Commission meeting. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Old Municipal Building, East Fifth and Main streets. The meeting will be held in the second floor conference room.Read More
Third phase of Chico airport apron project beginsCHICO — The third phase of a Chico Municipal Airport improvement project is currently under way, with crews working to tear out and replace 450,000 square feet of concrete in an area where airplanes park. Read More