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Modesto Airport pledge drive about to take off

modesto-airportBusinesses and other air travelers soon will be asked to show their support for restarting passenger service with Los Angeles. Modesto’s airport consultant is launching a drive Monday to collect pledges from companies, residents and others that they would spend $1 million on tickets for daily flights to and from Modesto and Los Angeles International airports. (CalPilots Editor’s Note: An intersting contrast of two cities. Modesto values its airport and the long term commerce it can bring them, while Santa Monica values the short term money they will get when they sell off the airport land to business).

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Modesto Business leaders shape airport future

CalPilots Editor’s Note: There have been multiple occasions in the past where neighborhood airport detractors have purposely and incorrectly stated that “if the airport is allowed to lengthen its runway or sell jet fuel that the airlines would soon follow”. This article is very educational in understanding just what is involved in obtaining airline service, i.e, it is not easy and minor airport upgrades will not matter.

California Airports

Modesto Business leaders shape airport future

CalPilots Editor’s Note: There have been multiple occasions in the past where neighborhood airport detractors have purposely and incorrectly stated that “if the airport is allowed to lengthen its runway or sell jet fuel that the airlines would soon follow”. This article is very educational in understanding just what is involved in obtaining airline service, i.e, it is not easy and minor airport upgrades will not matter.