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Category Archives: Air service in Chico
Today, 2 December 2015, marks a year since Chico lost all commercial air service for the first time in probably 50 or more years when United Express/SkyWest Airlines left town. I wrote about the last day of service in a … Continue reading
I was on Horizon Air’s very first flight in March 2007 from Santa Rosa to Los Angeles and back. That was a festive occasion, and the culmination of years of hard work by many committed people in a region that … Continue reading
The Airline Attraction Committee, a joint effort of the Chico Chamber of Commerce, the City of Chico, and the Airport Commission, created a Community Travel Survey to gauge air travel use and attitudes among residents of Chico and surrounding communities, … Continue reading
Next Thursday, 13 March, at 6 pm, the Chico Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a meeting to discuss Chico’s commercial air service. All interested members of the Chico area business community, Chamber members or not, are encouraged to attend. The … Continue reading
Most people who fly out of Chico to San Francisco on United Express do so in order to connect with a flight to a further destination. Furthermore prices have historically been relatively high for those only flying the short segment … Continue reading
For readers of the “Air Service in Chico” series, you may be wondering if there is any path to improving the service we have or to seek additional service. While there isn’t a kit backed by a money-back guarantee that … Continue reading
In the previous post I looked at the issue of expansion of air service in the existing Chico-San Francisco market. Here in part 2, I’m going to write about airlines adding service to other cities. In the now rather distant … Continue reading
There are two ways we can seek to expand. One is for United to increase the frequency of service in our existing Chico-San Francisco market. The other is to work for flights to new destinations. In this post I’ll focus … Continue reading
In my previous post, “Air Service in Chico – Preserve“, I stressed the importance of retaining the flights we already have to San Francisco. Essential to retaining that service, and with some luck getting United to add frequency to San … Continue reading
Of the three themes, “Preserve” is the simplest to explain. It means that we must retain the existing SkyWest/United Express service to San Francisco. Yes, most Chico-area passengers currently fly out of Sacramento, but if Chico service ended there would … Continue reading