Fresno Yosemite International Airport is getting a $3.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to finish a 360-foot runway extension required under federal safety regulations. – The money, announced by Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno, is part of an annual Federal Aviation Administration entitlement program. “The city receives this approximate amount every year,” said Kevin Meikle, interim airports director for the city of Fresno. “Normally we get this grant much earlier in the year, but this year the sequestration delayed the award.”Read More
FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) – The rent is going up for the Fresno police department and there’s nothing they can do about it. The department’s K-9 and mounted patrol unit training center is located in Fresno on land owned by the Fresno Yosemite International Airport. The facility is directly across the street from the airport. However, the airport says they don’t have a choice and they have to raise the rent.Read More
Search and rescue crews train at Fresno Yosemite International Airport – Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Calif. (KFSN) — In Fresno search and rescue crews are sharpening their skills by practicing the life saving techniques we all depend on, should they be needed.Read More
More passengers than ever are flocking to the Fresno Yosemite International Airport. The airport is enjoying a boom in passengers and they said 50% of flyers are business and the other half are leisure.
Passenger levels have increased significantly over the first six months this year. The months of January, March and May were all up from last year by 11% and June had the second highest passenger count ever with more than 130,000 passengers. The airport attributes the boost to various factors.Read More