Fresno YosemiteFresno 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.”

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Fresno YosemiteFRESNO, 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.

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fresnoMore 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.

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fresnoFresno 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.