California International and Major Airports

Major Airports Code  
Fresno Yosemite International Airport FAT

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Los Angeles International Airport LAX
Oakland International Airport OAK
Ontario International Airport ONT
Palm Springs International Airport PSP
Sacramento International Airport SMF
San Bernardino International Airport SBD
San Diego International Airport SAN
San Francisco International Airport SFO
San Jose International Airport SJC
Santa Ana - John Wayne Intl. Airport SNA
   
Regional Airports  
Burbank Airport BUR
Catalina Island Airport AVX
El Toro Airport NZJ
Long Beach Airport LGB
Monterey Peninsula Airport MRY
Palmdale Airport PMD
Sacramento Executive Airport SAC
Sacramento Mather Airport MHR
San Diego - Lindbergh Field Intl. Airport SAN
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport SBO
Santa Monica Municipal Airport SMO  
Van Nuys Regional Airport VNY  
Watsonville Municipal Airport WVI  
     
Stockton Airport (Photo)    
     
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Getting to Know California's Airports

California is the third largest state in the USA. Due to its rapid economic growth and its liberal views on many issues, it attracts a global mass. As a result, California has a bewildering number of international airports to facilitate work for all traffic flowing into the state.

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    California International Airports include Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Ontario International Airport, Palm Springs International Airport, Sacramento International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, the International Airport of San Jose and the San Bernardino International Airport.

    Other major airports are located in Crescent City, Yreka, Arcata, Eureka, Alturas, Redding, Susanville, Chico, Ft. Bragg, Ukiah, Willows, Chico, Oroville, Marysville, Truckee, Maroon, Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Barbara and Calexico.

    The international airports in California have a high level of standards to maintain as they receive nearly 100 million people annually. The airports around the state are well maintained and prioritize customer satisfaction. The airports are also handicapped friendly.

    Airports are sorted by annual boardings

    Los Angeles International Airport

    The 405 Freeway by LAX
    The 405 Freeway by LAX Photo courtesy of Alfred Twu
    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX, 39,636,042 annual boardings) is the primary international airport serving Los Angeles, California. The airport is most often referred to by its IATA airport code (and FAA LID) LAX, with the letters pronounced individually.

    LAX serves as a hub/focus city for more passenger airlines than any other airport in the US and is the only airport that all three U.S. legacy carriers (American, Delta, and United) have designated as a hub. The airport also serves as a hub for Alaska Airlines and serves as a focus city for Air New Zealand, Allegiant Air, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Qantas, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Volaris. While LAX is the busiest airport in the Greater Los Angeles Region, other airports, including Hollywood Burbank Airport, John Wayne Airport, Long Beach Airport, and Ontario International Airport, also serve the region.

    As the largest and busiest international airport on the U.S. West Coast, LAX is not only a major international gateway to the United States but also serves a major point for international connecting passengers.

    In 2017, LAX served 84,557,968 passengers, making it the world's fifth busiest airport by passenger traffic, and the country's second busiest overall after Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta. The airport holds the record for the world's busiest origin and destination (O&D) airport, since relative to other airports, many more travelers begin or end their trips in Los Angeles than use it as a connection. It is also the only airport to rank among the top five U.S. airports for both passenger and cargo traffic.

    Airlines serving LAX: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska Airlines, Alitalia, All Nippon Airways, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, American Eagle, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, Avianca Costa Rica, Avianca El Salvador, Boutique Air, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, El Al Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines,
    Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Frontier Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, Interjet, Japan Airlines,
    JetBlue Airways, KLM, Korean Air, LATAM Chile, LATAM Perú, Level, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Mokulele Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Philippine Airlines,
    Qantas[a], Qatar Airways, Saudia, Scandinavian Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines,
    Swiss International Air Lines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, VivaAerobus, Volaris
    Volaris Costa Rica, WestJet, WOW air, XiamenAir, XL Airways France   - List of US Airlines

    San Francisco International Airport

    San Francisco International Airport
    San Francisco International Airport Photo by Håkan Dahlström
    San Francisco International Airport (SFO, 25,707,101 annual boardings) is an international airport 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco, California, near Millbrae and San Bruno in unincorporated San Mateo County.It has flights to points throughout North America and is a major gateway to Europe and Asia.

    SFO is the largest airport in Northern California and the second-busiest in California and on the Western Coast of North America, after Los Angeles International Airport. In 2017, it was the seventh-busiest airport in the United States and the 24th-busiest in the world by passenger count. It is the fifth-largest hub for United Airlines and functions as United's primary transpacific gateway. It also serves as a secondary hub for Alaska Airlines. It is a major maintenance hub for United Airlines, and houses the Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum and Library.

    SFO is owned and policed by the City and County of San Francisco, but is in San Mateo County. Between 1999 and 2004 the San Francisco Airport Commission operated city-owned SFO Enterprises, Inc., to oversee its business purchases and operations of ventures. San Francisco International Airport has nearly 45 airlines, and San Diego International Airport has 26 airlines flying passengers from its premises. Some of the airlines are AA, Delta Airlines, US Airways, Frontier Airlines and Continental Airlines.

    The airport covers 5,207 acres at an elevation of 13.1 feet. It has four asphalt runways, arranged in two intersecting sets of parallel runways:

    Runway 1L/19R: 7,650 ft × 200 ft , Surface: Asphalt, has approved GPS approaches
    Runway 1R/19L: 8,650 ft × 200 ft  Surface: Asphalt, ILS/DME equipped, and has approved GPS/VOR approaches
    Runway 10L/28R: 11,870 ft × 200 ft , Surface: Asphalt, Category III ILS/DME equipped, and has approved GPS approaches
    Runway 10R/28L: 11,381 ft × 200 ft , Surface: Asphalt, ILS/DME equipped, and has approved GPS approaches

    Airlines serving the SFO Airport: Aer Lingus, Aeroméxico, Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air China, Air France, Air India, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, American Eagle, Asiana Airlines, Avianca El Salvador, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, El Al Emirates, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Finnair, French Bee, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, Icelandair, Interjet, Japan Airlines, JetBlue Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Level, Lufthansa Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, Virgin Atlantic, Volaris, WestJet, WOW air, XL Airways France   - List of US Airlines

    San Diego International Airport

    San Diego International Airport
    San Diego International Airport Photo by Grapefruit Sculpin
    San Diego International Airport (SAN, 10,340,164 annual boardings), previously called Lindbergh Field, is an international airport 3 mi northwest of Downtown San Diego, California. It is owned and operated by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. San Diego International Airport covers 663 acres of land. San Diego International Airport has two terminals:
    Terminal 1 has two parts: East and West, and has 19 gates, numbered 1A and 1–18. Terminal 1 is used mostly by Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines

    Terminal 2 has two parts: East and West, and has 32 gates, numbered 20–51. The rest of the airlines that serve the airport are found in Terminal 2. All international arrivals at San Diego International Airport are handled in Terminal 2 West at gates 45-51, including the arrivals of Terminal 1 tenant Alaska Airlines flights from Mexico.

    Airlines serving San Diego Airport: Air Canada Express, Air Canada Rouge, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, American Eagle, British Airways, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, Edelweiss Air, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, United Express and WestJet   - List of US Airlines

    Oakland International Airport

    Oakland International Airport
    Oakland International Airport Photo by Michael Macor, The Chronicle
    Oakland International Airport (OAK, 5,934,639 annual boardings) is an international airport in Oakland, California. It is located approximately 10 miles south of Downtown Oakland and across from San Francisco which is located on the east side of the San Francisco Bay. It is owned by the Port of Oakland and provides passenger services to cities in the United States, Mexico, and Europe with additional cargo destinations in China and Japan. In 2017, 13,072,245 people traveled using OAK.

    The passenger terminal complex at Oakland International Airport consists of two passenger terminals - T1 & T2. Both terminals are connected to each other at post-security & gate areas, enabling arriving passengers to go straight to their connecting flights without having to re-enter the security check. U.S. Customs & Border Protection federal inspection facilities are located in Terminal 1.

    TSA Pre-check is now available at OAK at both Terminals (a dedicated lane is open during peak-hours; all other hours pre-check members can use regular lanes.)

    Terminal 1  currently serves Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Azores Airlines, Boutique Air, British Airways, Contour Airlines, Delta Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Level, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Volaris.   - List of US Airlines

    The ground level houses the baggage claim area, Customs, and most of the ticket counters (while Volaris & Hawaiian ticket counters are on level 2).

    Level 2 houses the security check with access to gates 1–17 (gates 1 & 3 are international gates) near gate 4 is a connector to gates 20–32 of T2. Terminal 1 has a passenger transit area and a Lost & Found station. Three food & drink establishments and a newsstand are in pre-security, while all other food & drink, duty-free shop, newsstands, bars & shoeshine stand are in post-security, at the gates. The majority of the Port’s aviation department offices are located in Terminal 1.

    Terminal 2 is exclusively served by Southwest Airlines, has a baggage claim area and ticketing desks, with security checkpoint in the center and access to gates 20–25 and gates 26–32. At T2's gate 20 is the connector to T1's gates 1–17. While pre-security offers a coffee shop and newsstand, all other concessions are located in post-security at gates.

    San Jose International Airport

     Boeing 737 landing at SJC with Downtown San Jose in the background
    Boeing 737 landing at SJC with Downtown San Jose in the background Photo courtesy of Bill Abbott
    Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC, 5,321,603 annual boardings) is a city-owned public airport in San Jose, California, United States. It is named after San Jose native Norman Mineta, former Transportation Secretary in the Cabinet of George W. Bush and Commerce Secretary in the Cabinet of Bill Clinton.

    It is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection international port of entry. is situated three miles northwest of Downtown San Jose near the intersections of U.S. Route 101, Interstate 880, and State Route 87. In 2017, 49% of departing or arriving passengers at SJC flew on Southwest Airlines; Alaska Airlines, for which SJC is also a focus city

    Airlines serving San Joae International Airport: Aeroméxico, Air Canada Express, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, American Eagle, British Airways, California Pacific Airlines, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, United Express and Volaris   - List of US Airlines

    Most airlines offer online booking of their tickets to make it easy for passengers to fly, as well as cheap online ticket booking options.

    John Wayne Airport (Previously Orange County Airport)

    John Wayne Airport
    John Wayne Airport
    John Wayne Airport (SNA, 5,217,242 annual boardings) is an international airport in Orange County, United States, having a mailing address in the city of Santa Ana,

    The airport includes 504 acres. There are multiple general aviation facilities, along with an airline concourse building that is split into three terminal areas, and 2 paved runways.

    • Runway 2L/20R: 5,701 by 150 feet, used by commercial aircraft and general aviation serving most incoming and departing traffic to the west of the airport. This runway is ILS equipped.
    • Runway 2R/20L: 2,887 by 75 feet, used by smaller general aviation aircraft and light aircraft.
    Airlines with scheduled service to this airport are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, JetSuiteX, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, United Express and WestJet   - List of US Airlines

    Sacramento International Airport

    Sacramento International Airport
    Sacramento International Airport Photo by Gene Wright
    Sacramento International Airport (SMF, 4,969,366 annual boardings) is 10 miles northwest of downtown Sacramento, in Sacramento County, California. It is operated by the Sacramento County Airport System. Southwest Airlines handles around half the airport passengers.

    The airport has two terminals, terminal A and terminal B. In total the airport has 32 gates, 19 in terminal B and 13 in terminal A. The old terminal B had 14 gates. 7 airlines operate out of Terminal B and 4 airlines operate out of Terminal A. All indoor public areas have free wi-fi (wireless Internet) provided by the Sacramento County Airport System.

    Terminal A serves Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines which operate out of thirteen gates. Terminal A opened in 1998 with 275,000 sq ft of floor space and twelve gates, with the ability to expand to 22 gates. The food court in Terminal A was renovated in 2014–15 in an effort to bring a similar passenger experience with unique-to-Sacramento restaurants as in Terminal B. Future expansion at Terminal A may include conversion to an airside concourse and the addition of a second automated people mover.]

    Terminal B serves Aeroméxico, Alaska Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and Volaris are located in the nineteen gates. Terminal B was originally built in 1967 as the main terminal building for the new Sacramento Metropolitan Airport. Dreyfuss + Blackford, the original architects, also designed a renovation and expansion completed in 1999. By that time, the Terminal A was complete and frequent travelers described the 1967 Terminal B as "often overcrowded with waiting passengers."   - List of US Airlines

    Ontario International Airport

    Ontario International Airport
    Ontario International Airport Photo by Vmzp85
    Ontario International Airport (ONT, 2,104,625 annual boardings) is a public airport two miles east of downtown Ontario, in San Bernardino County, about 38 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles. It is currently owned and operated under a joint powers agreement with the city of Ontario and San Bernardino County. The year 2007 saw the peak in passenger traffic with 7.2 million passengers. More recently, in 2015, 4.2 million passengers used the airport, slightly higher than in 2014 with 4.1 million passengers.

    The airport has two terminals and a separate adjoining international arrivals facility. The terminal numbering scheme was originally created to accommodate future growth under a prior airport master plan.

    Terminal 2 has 265,000 square feet along with 12 gates (201–212). Terminal 4 has 265,000 square feet and featires 14 gates (401–414). The International arrivals facility has 2 gates for arrivals only, containing a U.S. Customs and Border Protection FIS/Federal Inspection Service. International flights depart from the main terminals.

    Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, China Airlines, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, Volaris In 2015 Southwest Airlines carried 59% of departing passengers   - List of US Airlines

    Hollywood Burbank Airport

    Hollywood Burbank Airport
    Hollywood Burbank Airport Photo by Karol Franks
    Hollywood Burbank Airport, the legal name is Bob Hope Airport (BUR, 2,077,892 annual boardings) is a public airport located three miles northwest of downtown Burbank, in Los Angeles County. BUR serves the northern portion of the Greater Los Angeles area, including Glendale, Pasadena, and the San Fernando Valley. It located closer to Griffith Park and Hollywood than the Los Angeles International Airport and is the only airport in the area having a direct rail connection to downtown Los Angeles

    Airport consists of 614 acres at an elevation of 778 feet above sea level. There are two asphalt runways:
    15/33 is 6,886 by 150 feet
    8/26 is 5,802 by 150 feet.
    Aircraft typically use Runway 15 for takeoff because of the south wind, and land crosswind using Runway 8 as it is the only runway with ILS and clear terrain for the approach. Flights from the northeast sometimes land visually using Runway 15 to save the extra distance circling to Runway 8. When the wind is from the north aircraft often make a visual left-base approach to Runway 33, with a left turn near the airport.   - List of US Airlines

    Long Beach Airport (Daugherty Field)

    Long Beach Airport (Daugherty Field)
    Long Beach Airport (Daugherty Field)
    Long Beach Airport (LGB, 1,386,357) is a city-owned public airport located three miles northeast of downtown Long Beach, in Los Angeles County It was previously named Daugherty Field.

    The airport includes 1,166 acres at an elevation of 60 feet above mean sea level. There are three asphalt-paved runways:

    12/30 is 10,000 by 200 feet.
    7L/25R is 6,191 by 150 feet.
    7R/25L is 5,423 by 150 feet

    Passenger airlines serving the airport are American Eagle, Delta Connection, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways amd Southwest Airlines

    Cargo airlines are FedEX Express and UPS Airlines   - List of US Airlines

    Palm Springs International Airport

    Palm Springs International Airport
    Palm Springs International Airport Photo courtesy of D Ramey Logan
    Palm Springs International Airport (PSP, 995,801 annual boardings), formerly Palm Springs Municipal Airport, is a public airport two miles east of downtown Palm Springs, California. The airport covers 940 acres) and has two runways. The airport is highly seasonal, with most flights operating during the winter.

    The airport was named one of "America's Most Stress-Free Airports" by Smarter Travel.

    The new Sonny Bono Concourse opened in December of 1999 as part of the 1994–2000 expansion. Named in honor of the late singer, congressman and former mayor of the city. This newer concourse is the elevated one of the two. It is used for larger aircraft (like the Boeing 737) because of its jet bridges. SB's exterior escalator and walkway are shaded by a designer roofline similar to the Denver International Airport.

    Airlines serving this airport include: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, Flair Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, and WestJet   - List of US Airlines

    Fresno International Airport

    Alaska Airlines Embraer 175 operated by SkyWest Airlines parked at the gate at Fresno Yosemite International Airport
    Alaska Airlines Embraer 175 operated by SkyWest Airlines parked at the gate at Fresno Yosemite International Airport Photo by Ricky Courtney
    Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT, 761,298 annual boardings), is a joint civil-military airport in Fresno, California. It is the primary commercial airport for the San Joaquin Valley and three national parks: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon. It provides scheduled passenger flights to several major airline hubs in the United States and international service to Mexico. The airport is owned and operated by the city of Fresno and has two runways on a property spanning 1,728 acres at an elevation of 336 ft above mean sea level, with two paved asphalt runways: 11L/29R (primary) and 11R/29L (secondary). Runway 11L/29R is 9,539 by 150 ft while runway 11R/29L is 8,008 by 150 ft.

    The majority of scheduled commercial flights to Fresno make use of smaller regional jet aircraft operated by regional airlines, and the airport is a significant base of operations for SkyWest Airlines, the largest regional airline in the US. There is still some mainline jet service on the busiest routes, and a few international flights operate to Mexico every day, and they are some of the most well patronized at the airport. SkyWest carries between 55 and 60 percent of the passenger traffic at Fresno. The regional airline operates under contract with mainline partners as American Eagle, Alaska SkyWest, Delta Connection and United Express. SkyWest has a 17-acre maintenance and overnight parking facility on the east side of the airfield along with 21 aircraft positions, and an approximately 92,000 square foot hangar. SkyWest also uses Fresno as a crew base for pilots and flight attendants.

    Its airport code 'FAT' stands for "Fresno Air Terminal," a former name for the airport.

    Airlines served by this airport: Aeroméxico, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, Volaris   - List of US Airlines

    Santa Barbara Municipal Airport

    Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
    Santa Barbara Municipal Airport Photo by aul Potera
    Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA, 329,751 annual boardings) is a public airport located seven miles west of downtown Santa Barbara, California. SBA encompasses 948 acres of land.

    The history of Santa Barbara aviation started back in 1914 when Lincoln J. Beachey flew a plane across the Goleta Valley. Two years later the Loughead brothers, who later changed their name to Lockheed, established a seaplane factory on State Street (Alco Hydro-Aeroplane Company) and built a wooden ramp on West Beach to launch their planes. In 1928, Gordon Sackett and Royce Stetson landed a Hisso-powered airplane in a cow pasture near the corner of Hollister and Fairview Avenues and started a flight school on that spot. That first airstrip was the beginning of the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport.

    In August of 2011 SBA opened their new 72,000 square foot terminal as an addition to the single story terminal constructed by United Airlines in 1942. The new facility was erected next to the existing terminal at a cost of approximately $63 million. Additions to the historic terminal made in 1967 and 1976 were removed and the original building was subsequently restored.

    Monterey Regional Airport

    Monterey Regional Airport
    Monterey Regional Airport Photo courtesy of ORBX
    Monterey Regional Airport (MRY, 192,136 annual boardings) is located three miles southeast of Monterey, in Monterey County. It was established in 1936 and was called the Monterey Peninsula Airport. until it was renamed the board of directors in September of 2011.

    The airport has its beginnings with flights from the polo field of the Hotel Del Monte in 1910. Local communities formed the Monterey Peninsula Airport District in 1941 and acquired enough land to build an airport. World War II began, and the U.S. Navy leased the land, opening Naval Auxiliary Air Station Monterey on May 23, 1943. The Navy occupied at the airport until 1972.

    The airport contains 496 acres and features two runways:
    10R/28L: 7,175 ft × 150 ft. asphalt
    10L/28R: 3,503 ft × 60 ft. asphalt

    Airlines serving the airport are Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Eagle and United Express

    Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport

    Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport
    Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport
    Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport (STS, 167,151 annual boardings) located seven miles northwest of downtown Santa Rosa, in Sonoma County.

    The airport is named after Charles M. Schulz, the famous cartoonist of the Peanuts comic strip, who lived in Santa Rosa over 30 years. The airport logo features Snoopy in a World War I flying ace uniform atop his doghouse.

    The airport encompasses 1,125 acres at an elevation of 129 feet. There are two asphalt runways: 2/20 is 5,202 by 100 feet and 14/32 is 6,000 by 150 feet.

    Airlines serving this airport are Alaska Airlines, American Eagle, Sun Country Airlines and United Express

    San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport

    San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
    San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
    San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP, 162,719 annual boardings), McChesney Field is a civil airport loc ated near San Luis Obispo. Three passenger airlines serve the airport currently, operating flights to five airline hubs in the western United States: Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco and Seattle The airport was created in 1939 and used by the U.S. military between 1939 and 1945.

    The airport consists of 340 acres and has two runways:
    11/29: 6,100 x 150 feet. Asphalt
    7/25: 2,500 x 100 feet. Asphalt

    A new passenger terminal was built to replace the older, smaller facility near the north end of the airfield  and opened in November of, 2017. The new terminal provides up to date check-in counters and security screening, a pet relief area in a central courtyard, a post-security food stand, multiple gates with waiting areas, and two all-glass jet bridges in addition to the ground level gates. Artwork in the lobby includes tail sections and an engine nacelle from a Boeing 747. The airport can accommodate as  amy as 1.2 million passengers per year, well above the 450,000 seen by the previous termina.

    In addition the airport property is home to the Spirit of San Luis Restaurant, located in the original terminal from the 1950s on the site. It provides outdoor seating for patrons to observe planes taking off and landing, and is popular with private pilots to "Fly In" for lunch.

    Meadows Field

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    Meadows Field (BFL, 100,433 annual boardings) is a public airport located in Kern County, three miles northwest of Downtown Bakersfield It is the primary airport for the Bakersfield area, and one of two international airports in the San Joaquin Valley. Also called as Kern County Airport #1, it is located in Oildale, California.

    BLF consists of 1,357 acres at an elevation of 510 feet. There are two asphalt runways: 12L/30R is 10,855 by 150 feet and 12R/30L is 7,703 by 100 feet.

    The main runway, 12L-30R, is the longest in the San Joaquin Valley. It is classified as a commercial D-IV runway, but can handle Boeing 747s. The other runway, 12R-30L, is a general aviation B-II runway. Although only 75 feet of width is required for this classification, the runway an additional  25 feet wider to allow it to accept turboprop and small regional jet aircraft.

    BFL has three open air gates, but is presently closed. The terminal closed in 2008, when the only carrier, Mexicana, ended scheduled international flights. The adjacent US Customs house is still open, and processes both international charter flights and international cargo. If the terminal was opened, it would serve all international flights. The terminal was opened in 1957 and served all domestic flights.

    Stockton Metropolitan Airport

    Amazon Prime Air Boeing 767-300F takeoff fom Kentucky for the Stockton Airport
    Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK, 93,076 annual boardings) is a joint civil-military airport located three miles southeast of downtown Stockton, in San Joaquin County. It is owned by the County of San Joaquin.

    The airport includes 1,552 acres of land at an elevation of 33 feet. There are two asphalt runways: 11L/29R is 10,650 by 150 feet and 11R/29L is 4,448 by 75 feet. There are also two concrete helipads, H1 and H2, both of which are 70 by 70 feet The airport also has a 44,355 sq. ft. terminal building, capable of holding almost 400 passengers in its waiting area along with as many as five aircraft at a time. SCK is also seeking to add customs facilities to attract new international flights to Mexico.

    Amazon.com began daily chartered air cargo flights into Stockton Metropolitan Airport in February of 2016 as part of their Project Aerosmith, an Amazon.com project to test the idea of starting up their own air cargo operation. There is a daily flight from Airborne Airpark by Air Transport International on behalf of Amazon, now called Prime Air utilizing a Boeing 767-300 aircraft. The trial flights from Wilmington, OH were initially into Oakland International Airport at the start of Project Aerosmith, but soon after operations were moved to the Stockton airport.

    As of October 2, 2017, there are two daily flights operating from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport with one continuing on to Ontario International Airport while the second returns to Cincinnati. These aircraft are both leased and operated by Atlas Air.

    Arcata Airport

    Arcata Airport - Humbolt Bay
    Arcata Airport - Humbolt Bay
    California Redwood Coast – Humboldt County Airport (ACV, 69,732 annual boardings) (Arcata Airport) is located in Humboldt County, eight miles of Arcata and 15 miles north of Eureka, in McKinleyville, California.

    The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as being a Nonhub primary commercial service airport. The airport is a federally designated port of entry for civil aircraft arriving in the United States. Additionally the airport is the command center site for primary facilities of the United States Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay, which provides rescue and law enforcement for the entire region north of the San Francisco Bay Area.

    The airport includes 745 acres at an elevation of 222 feet. There are two asphalt runways: 14/32 is 6,046 by 150 feet and 1/19 is 4,501 by 150 feet. ACV falls under the jurisdiction of the California Coastal Commission and any major changes to the airport such as rezoning or fencing at the airport must be approved by the commission. 

    San Bernardino International Airport

    San Bernardino International Airport
    UPS at San Bernardino International Airport
    San Bernardino International Airport (SBD, There were only 18 boardings in 2016) is a public airport located less than two miles southeast of the city center of San Bernardino, California, in San Bernardino County, California. The airport covers 1,329 acres and has one runway. The facility is currently operating as a general aviation and cargo airport located on the former site of Norton Air Force Base, which was built as the San Bernardino Air Depot in 1942 and which was decommissioned in March 1994. A non-federal control tower (NFCT) began operation on November 9, 2008, and is operated under contract by SERCO company personnel

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are available on call to clear imported goods. In addition, the airport is used as a base for United States Forest Service planes fighting forest fires. Several hangars that were formerly empty have recently been occupied by civilian-owned aircraft maintenance companies. The runway is 10,000 feet long, easily accommodating air cargo aircraft. The airport and some of the surrounding areas are within the city of San Bernardino and the Inland Valley Development Agency. The surrounding areas are being redeveloped by Hillwood.

    SBD has a completed passenger terminal that is capable of accommodating both domestic and international commercial service. Volaris, a Mexican low-cost airline, announced the beginning of flights to Guadalajara, Mexico in November 2017. So far, flights have not begun

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