Fresno Yosemite International Airport image via City of Fresno
Written by The Business Journal Staff
Fresno Yosemite International Airport and its carriers are gearing up for a busy spring and summer travel season.
United Airlines is getting into the act, kicking off its daily nonstop flights from Fresno to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport beginning March 31. The flights will run through December.
When the service launched in 2018, it ran from June to September on a 76-seat plane. United will be running those flights this year with a 124-seat plane.
Other expanded flights, destinations and connections this year include:
— AeroMexico increased frequency to Guadalajara, Mexico from five weekly flights to daily service
— American Airlines added third daily departure to Dallas Forth-Worth
Mid-day Phoenix departure operated with American Airlines mainline service on the larger Airbus A319 aircraft
— Continued daily service to the Guadalajara, Mexico on Volaris with the addition of twice daily departures Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
— Salt Lake City service on Delta permanent transition to the larger CRJ900 aircraft with more seat capacity
It’s fixing to be a busy summer in Fresno’s skies.
“Last summer, FAT experienced a 21 percent increase in passenger traffic during the July – September travel period,” stated Director of Aviation Kevin Meikle. “As passenger volume continues to grow at a record pace, the FATforward terminal and parking expansion program will be essential for continuing to provide convenient and efficient facilities for the traveling public and our airline partners as the demands of California’s Central Valley grow.”