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FAA Limits use of States’ Aviation Fuel Taxes
02/23/2015 | the Pew Charitable Trusts
Certain states and localities with airports could lose about $200 million annually unless they comply with a 2014 Federal Aviation Administration ruling requiring them to spend revenues from jet fuel taxes only on air travel-related expenses. Read More…
San Jose Airport Gets New Service to China
02/17/2015 | Monterey Herald
Long an afterthought for international travelers, San Jose’s airport on Tuesday scored a moderate boost as it announced its first flights to China. Hainan Airlines will operate nonstop Boeing 787 Dreamliner service between Mineta San Jose International Airport and Beijing five days per week starting June 15. It is just the third outside country served at the airport, after Mexico and Japan. Read More…
Land Deal, Airport Expansion Plans Breathe New Life into Mammoth Plans
02/3/2015 | SF Gate
Back in December, the Senate passed an omnibus defense bill that had huge import for the town of Mammoth Lakes. Wait… what? What does defense have to do with California’s largest ski resort? Washington works in mysterious ways. So read on. President Obama signed the bill into law just before Christmas, and just like that, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area’s land exchange bill, HR-1241, which was attached as a minor rider to the mega defense bill, was one step closer to changing things dramatically in this out-of-the-way Eastern Sierra town. Read More…
American Moving Terminals at Sacramento International Airport
02/13/2015 | Sacramento Business Journal
The ongoing merger between US Airways and American Airlines means a move for American at Sacramento International Airport, beginning Feb. 24. American will go from Terminal B to A, putting it next to the existing US Airways ticket counter. The last American flight out of Terminal B, to Los Angeles, will be the night of Feb. 23. Read More…
New Airline Takes of in Visalia
02/09/2015 | Visalia Times-Delta
SeaPort Airlines’ maiden flight from Visalia Municipal Airport on Monday carried seven passengers to Sacramento, along with the hopes of city leaders that passenger numbers will be high enough to ensure the airline doesn’t lose federal funding. Read More…
County Names Lawrence G. Serafini Acting Director of John Wayne Airport
02/05/2015 | John Wayne Airport, Orange County
The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed Lawrence G. Serafini as Acting Airport Director of John Wayne Airport. The appointment was made as a result of the retirement of current Airport Director Alan L. Murphy. Read More…



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