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Press Release JSX

Premium Air Carrier, JSX, Relaunches Popular Seasonal Flights to Monterey from Burbank and Orange County Starting June 27, 2024
The hop-on jet service offers travelers a seamless & simplified travel experience to one of California's most idyllic summer destinations for the season ahead

(DALLAS, TX) – April 18, 2024 – Back by popular demand, JSX, the 5-star premium hop-on air carrier, is relaunching its popular nonstop seasonal service to Monterey (MRY) from Burbank (BUR) and Orange County (SNA) starting Thursday, June 27, 2024 through Monday, September 2, 2024. Exclusively available for the summer months, business and leisure travelers in search of a simple & seamless escape across the California Coast can now sidestep jam-packed freeways and overcrowded commercial airports with introductory JSX fares starting from $239 one-way.

News Torstein RehnKSBW

Local artwork on display at the Monterey Regional Airport

MONTEREY, Calif. — Local artwork is now on display at the Monterey Regional Airport. It was unveiled earlier this month as part of a yearlong partnership with the Central Coast Art Association. The new gallery is called “Visualizing the many wonders of Monterey County through art.” There are six showcases, each featuring a QR code to learn more about the artists and the county.

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HOK Designing Modern Airport Terminals in Mobile and Monterey

In Monterey, the new five-gate terminal will replace the current outdated facility. The single-level layout promotes accessibility and easy wayfinding. An apron level below will support airport, airline and maintenance staff. The project will include the airport’s first passenger boarding bridges so travelers can easily access planes in any weather.

News Karl CookeKION

Monterey Regional Airport announces three new added services for three destinations

MONTEREY, CALIF. (KION-TV)- Monterey Regional Airport has announced they’ve added new services for three destinations. According to officials, the airport will have second nonstop flights for Dallas Fort Worth, Denver and San Diego. The additional nonstop flights are an increase in daily frequency to the three markets. Executive Director Michael La Pier says these new services will be helpful during a busy time.

News Business Airport International

Monterey Fuel company extends Avfuel partnership

Monterey Fuel Company has announced the extension of its partnership with Avfuel Corporation, solidifying Avfuel as the branded fuel supply partner for its two FBOs at Monterey Regional Airport (KMRY), Del Monte Aviation and Monterey Jet Center, for another decade. This long-term extension underscores the strong, symbiotic relationship of the two companies. Monterey Fuel Company and Avfuel proudly work together to sustainably fuel the needs of aviators in the pristine Central Coast region.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

Additional Service From The Monterey Regional Airport For Three Destinations
More Options For Travelers, Just In Time For The Summer Season

MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA, March 15, 2024 – Monterey Regional Airport has announced second nonstop flights between MRY and three destinations: Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), Denver (DEN) and San Diego (SAN). These additional nonstop flights are an increase in daily frequency to the three markets.

Feature Monterey County Weekly

CCAA at the Airport

Central Coast Art Association President Lori Thompson has been selected by the Monterey Regional Airport to be the curator for its six showcases upstairs in the mezzanine gallery, outside of Woody’s. The work will be on display through Dec. 31. “CCAA’s members, through their artwork, will be the voice of the Central Coast,” Thompson says. “World travelers will be spellbound by the paintings in these showcases.” The themes are historic Monterey County, coastal beauty, spectacular wildlife and more. The public is invited to a reception 5-7pm Thursday, March 7 at the Monterey Regional Airport.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

Monterey Regional Airport Features the Work of Central Coast Art Association

MONTEREY, CA, March 4, 2024 – Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) proudly announces a year-long partnership with Central Coast Art Association (CCAA).

The newly installed Mezzanine Gallery exhibit “Visualizing the many wonders of Monterey County through art” serves to draw attention to the beauty, enhancement, history and serenity of Monterey County for the over 500,000 annual passengers that use MRY.

News John McDermottAirline Geeks

Sun Country Announces New Routes
The airline will take advantage of charter operations to launch more passenger service.

Minneapolis-based ultra-low-cost carrier Sun Country has announced two new routes from its Minneapolis/St.Paul hub. The carrier will offer routes from Minneapolis to Monterey and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. Flights to each destination will launch in August. Flights to Monterey will operate twice weekly, while flights to Manchester will operate once weekly. Neither flight will face direct competition, though JetBlue will indirectly compete in the Boston market with its flight to Boston’s Logan International Airport.

News Jonathan E. HendrySimple Flying

Sun Country Extends Booking Schedule And Adds 2 New Routes
The carrier is adding flights from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Monterey and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in August.

Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines has released the latest batch of tickets for its autumn schedule, which includes flights until December 10th, allowing customers to book for Thanksgiving and the October school breaks. The carrier has further bolstered its schedules to leading travel destinations starting later this summer and announced two new destinations to its route map.

News Martin RomeroAviacion Online

Sun Country adds two new routes from Minneapolis-St. Paul

Sun Country Airlines has launched two new routes from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Monterrey, California, and Manchester, New Hampshire. Additionally, it will expand its flight offerings for autumn, including Thanksgiving and Minnesota’s popular school break from October 17th to 20th.

News Mary SchleyCarmel Pine ConePage 6A

Low-cost airline adds MRY leg

The ultra affordable, Minneapolis/St. Paul-based airline, Sun Country, is launching seasonal flights between Monterey Regional Airport and Minnesota’s Twin Cities starting in late summer, airport officials announced this week. The flights will be offered Thursdays and Sundays from Aug. 8 through Nov. 3 for as low as $69 one way.

News James HerreraMonterey Herald

Monterey Regional Airport to welcome flights from Minneapolis-St. Paul

MONTEREY – Another nonstop flight will make its debut this summer expanding on the Monterey airport’s ability to directly reach a metropolitan area, this one in the Midwest. Sun Country Airlines will begin offering seasonal service between Monterey Regional Airport – MRY – and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport – MSP – from Aug. 8 through Nov. 3 with flights on Thursday and Sunday. MSP is the base for hometown carrier Sun Country Airlines and is Delta Air Lines’ second largest hub.

News Dania RomeroKION

New airline to land at the Monterey Regional Airport in August

MONTEREY, Calif. (KION) – Sun Country Airlines will soon be a new addition to the Monterey Regional Airport on August 8th with nonstop service to the Twin Cities. Flights will be offered on Thursday and Sunday from August 8 through November 3, 2024. Flights from Monterey Airport to Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport will depart at 5:30 p.m.

News Ricardo TovarKSBW

New Midwest seasonal flights out of Monterey announced
Monterey Regional Airport announced on Tuesday that nonstop flights to Minnesota will begin in August.

MONTEREY, Calif. — Monterey Regional Airport announced on Tuesday that nonstop flights to St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, will begin in August. These will be seasonal flights offered on Thursday and Sunday from Aug. 8 through Nov. 3, 2024. Sun County Airlines will be the fifth flight carrier to work with the Monterey Regional Airport.

News Alyxandra SegoMinneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Sun Country adds nonstops to Monterey and Manchester from MSP

Sun Country considers both as tourist destinations, as it noted the California central coast having the Monterey Bay Aquarium, whale watching and wineries while Manchester is near Boston and offers New England fall colors and American history.

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California Weather in March 2024 and Best Places to Visit

The closest airport to Big Sur is Monterey Regional Airport (MRY), located approximately 25 miles from the northern entrance to the area. Other nearby airports include San Jose International Airport (SJC) and Oakland International Airport (OAK).

News Mary SchleyCarmel Pine ConePage 14A

Demolition begins for new airport terminal

Shortly before Christmas, crews began tearing down the old hangars and fire station on the southeast side of the Monterey airport to make way for a new passenger terminal, executive director Mike La Pier said Thursday. And in late November, the airport district’s board of directors chose one of four design ideas that will be fleshed out in more detail this spring.

News Dania RomeroKION

Minor flight delays causing some travel headaches at Monterey Regional Airport

MONTEREY, Calif. (KION-TV)- The travel rush is on at airports across the country. People are jumping on flights for the holiday, including here at Monterey Regional Airport. For the most part it was smooth sailing out of Monterey Regional Airport Tuesday morning. Most flights continued as planned, minus a significant 6 hour delay to and from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

News Nataly GutierrezKION

Travelers rush in and out of Monterey Regional Airport to start busy stretch of holiday travel

MONTEREY, Calif. (KION-TV): Christmas is almost here and a lot of people on the Central Coast will start traveling to their destination. AAA reports more than 115 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more during the holidays. A lot of travelers are excited to spend the holidays with their families. Monterey Regional Airport is one of many airports seeing people rush in and out of as the holiday travel season kicks off. AAA said the number of domestic travelers is projected to go up by 2.2% compared to last year. “If we go back a year, it looks as though December will be somewhere as though as 3,000 more passengers than we had last December,” said Michael La Pier, Executive Director for Monterey Regional Airport, “So, that gives you an indication, Thanksgiving was almost 4,000 more.”

News Nataly GutierrezKION

Travelers rush in and out of Monterey Regional Airport to start busy stretch of holiday travel

MONTEREY, Calif. (KION-TV): Christmas is almost here and a lot of people on the Central Coast will start traveling to their destination. AAA reports more than 115 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more during the holidays. A lot of travelers are excited to spend the holidays with their families. Monterey Regional Airport is one of many airports seeing people rush in and out of as the holiday travel season kicks off. AAA said the number of domestic travelers is projected to go up by 2.2% compared to last year. “If we go back a year, it looks as though December will be somewhere as though as 3,000 more passengers than we had last December,” said Michael La Pier, Executive Director for Monterey Regional Airport, “So, that gives you an indication, Thanksgiving was almost 4,000 more.”

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Avfuel Honors Monterey Fuel Company With Leadership in Sustainability Award

ANN ARBOR, Mich. / December 18, 2023 / AVIATION NEWS – In recognition of its exceptional dedication to sustainable solutions, specifically sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), Avfuel presented the Monterey Fuel Company with the Early Adopter Award: Leadership in Sustainability. “The Monterey Fuel Company has been a huge champion for the adoption of sustainable aviation fuel,” said Keith Sawyer, Avfuel’s manager of alternative fuels. “It was the first company to work with Avfuel to provide an FBO with consistent supply of SAF back in March 2021.

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Avfuel honors Monterey Fuel Company with Leadership in Sustainability award

In recognition of its exceptional dedication to sustainable solutions, specifically sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), Avfuel presented the Monterey Fuel Company with the Early Adopter Award: Leadership in Sustainability. “The Monterey Fuel Company has been a huge champion for the adoption of sustainable aviation fuel,” said Keith Sawyer, Avfuel’s manager of alternative fuels. “It was the first company to work with Avfuel to provide an FBO with consistent supply of SAF back in March 2021. Its FBOs, Del Monte Aviation (KMRY) and Monterey Jet Center (KMRY), have continued to be strong advocates for the use of SAF at Monterey Regional Airport ever since and have transitioned multiple high-volume customers to the sustainable option. We felt their eagerness to lead SAF efforts from the forefront of the initiative was worthy of recognition.”

News Carmel Pine ConePage 15

Airport offers holiday lounge for military

Between the Defense Language Institute and the Naval Postgraduate School, the Monterey Peninsula is home to a lot of active-duty members of the military. To thank them for thir service and make their travels home more enjoyable, Monterey Regional Airport is hosting a lounge for them and their companions Dec. 18-25 from 4 a.m. until the last flight each day.

News Agata PopędaMonterey County Weekly

Seaside High School digital media students show off their skills in an exhibit at the airport.

When you pick up friends or relatives at Monterey Regional Airport, be sure to visit the New Youth Art Exhibit, which features work by student artists from Seaside High School. “We try to have at least a couple of exhibits per year,” says Kathy Koop, who has been curating art shows for the airport since 2020. She works with all the schools on the Central Coast, as well as community organizations and even U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Carmel Valley, in promoting a Congressional art competition.

News James HerreraMonterey Herald

Monterey Airport District Board selects design concept for new terminal

MONTEREY – The vision for a new airline passenger terminal at the Monterey Regional Airport came into sharper focus recently as the Monterey Airport District Board selected an alternative of the concept that will provide direction for the design team to proceed with a schematic design.

Feature Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce Business JournalPage 19

Unlock Your New Year’s Travel Resolutions: A Gateway from Monterey Regional Airport

As we step into a new year, now is the perfect time to embrace new adventures and check off the travel destinations beckoning you from your bucket list. For Monterey County travelers, flying out of Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) offers the perfect gateway to a range of captivating destinations. Make 2024 the year to finally embark on that family escapade to warm and welcoming San Diego. Or experience the thrill of Major League Baseball Spring Training in Phoenix, Arizona, where 15 teams compete in 10 stadiums!

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

Monterey Regional Airport Gets Graphic With Seaside High School Student Art
New Youth Art Gallery Exhibit for Art at the Airport Program

MONTEREY, CA, November 28, 2023 – The Monterey Regional Airport gets graphic with the installation of a new student art exhibit in their Youth Art Gallery. “Getting Graphic at Seaside High” features works created by students in the Seaside High School Digital Media Program.

Led by instructor Mandee Scorpiniti, the Digital Media Program introduces students to several digital artforms, including photography, graphic design, illustration and video. In a classroom filled with computers, students master applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Travel Alert Monterey Regional Airport

Temporary suspension of Seattle (1/7 through 2/15)

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Starting January 7, 2024, Alaska Airlines will be temporarily suspending direct service to Seattle for a brief period of time. The service will resume on February 15, 2024. From our understanding, the service suspension is due to winter weather disruptions that occur during this time period in Seattle and construction at SEA. We apologize for the inconvenience, as we know this Seattle route is a route well-loved by our local travelers. As always, thank you for choosing to fly MRY.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

Monterey Regional Airport Offers Holiday Military Lounge for Active-Duty Service Members
Serving Up Treats to Our Troops this Holiday Season

MONTEREY, CA, October 30, 2023 – Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) is pleased to announce a Holiday Military Lounge, which will be available to all active-duty military and their travel companions from December 18th through December 25th, 2023. Located in the Administration Office on the second floor of the airport terminal building, local troops traveling during holiday leave can enjoy a complimentary breakfast or lunch, snacks, beverages, comfortable seating, and secure wi-fi.

News James HerreraMonterey Herald

Monterey Regional Airport’s ‘Woody’s at the Airport’ snags top spot
Monterey airport dining establishment voted the Best Airport Sit-Down Restaurant

MONTEREY – A not-so-hidden gem of a restaurant has been voted the top pick in the 2023 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest beating out eateries in much larger airports. Woody’s at the Airport, inside the Monterey Regional Airport, was voted the Best Airport Sit-Down Restaurant after being nominated by an expert panel and receiving public support in the form of votes for this honor. “You have earned some serious bragging rights!” said the USA Today notification letter to the Monterey airport.

News Josh CopitchKSBW

Restaurant at Monterey’s airport earns top honor

MONTEREY, Calif. — The restaurant at the Monterey Regional Airport is getting national attention after garnering praise from USA Today. USA Today’s 10 Best named Woody’s At the Airport as the “best airport sit-down restaurant” in the country. ”… sample Woody’s daily specials as well as his grilled steaks, sauteed sand dabs, and award-winning honey chili chicken wings,” the honor read. Woody’s is located before security and can be appreciated by everyone without needing a ticket.

News Celia JimenezMonterey County Weekly

Grants bring Monterey Regional Airport one step closer to a new runway and terminal.

Monterey Regional Airport, the county’s only commercial airport, serves over 400,000 passengers annually. But the terminal those passengers use, originally built in 1950 and expanded in 1973, is outdated. For years, MRY has operated commercial flights with a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration. “Our current terminal building is too close to the existing taxiway and the taxiway is too close to the runway,” says Michael La Pier, the airport’s executive director.

News James HerreraMonterey Herald

Monterey Regional Airport awarded $750K grant to add service to Chicago

MONTEREY – The Monterey Regional Airport has been awarded a $750,000 grant to help it develop its focus on Chicago, which will provide access to another gateway to the Midwest, East Coast and international destinations, while improving access to Monterey County. “Using these grant proceeds as a minimum revenue guarantee will help position Monterey Regional Airport and our partner agencies at See Monterey and Visit Carmel in a very positive light as we continue our discussions with airlines,” said Mike La Pier, Monterey Regional Airport executive director.

News American Journal of Transportation

Monterey Regional Airport awarded $750,000 grant from Transportation Dept. to add non-stop service to Chicago

The Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation under the Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) for a goal of non-stop service to Chicago. The grant will be used as a Minimum Revenue Guarantee (MRG) for the service, with the airport investing $100,000 via the waiving of airport fees for the first 2 years of service.

News Bea KarnesPatch

Monterey Regional Airport Awarded Grant For Direct Service To Chicago

MONTEREY, CA — County’s only commercial airport, could help add non-stop service to Chicago. The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the grant to the airport under the Small Community Air Service Development Program, which aims to improve connectivity and make travel easy and affordable for people in small communities.

News Ricardo TovarKION

Federal funding awarded to Monterey Regional Airport to help expand flights to Chicago

MONTEREY, Calif. (KION-TV)- United States Representative Jimmy Panetta announced Tuesday that federal funding was awarded to Monterey Regional Airport to support a new air service to Chicago. This $750,000 grant was awarded through the Small Community Air Service Development Program, whose goal is to improve Americans’ connectivity and allow people to fly to more places for cheaper.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

Monterey Regional Airport Awarded $750,000 Grant from Transportation Dept. to Add Non-Stop Service to Chicago

MONTEREY, CA, October 3, 2023 – The Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation under the Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) for a goal of non-stop service to Chicago. 

The grant will be used as a Minimum Revenue Guarantee (MRG) for the service, with the airport investing $100,000 via the waiving of airport fees for the first 2 years of service.

News Celia JimenezMonterey County Weekly

Monterey Regional Airport secures federal grant to add a direct flight to Chicago.

Monterey Regional Airport announced on Tuesday, Oct. 3 that it intends to add a non-stop flight to Chicago thanks to a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant comes from the Small Community Air Service Development Program, which aims to improve Americans’ connectivity and allow people in communities like Monterey to fly more places easily and affordably. 

Feature Joey GerardiAirline Geeks

How Federal Funding Supports Service to Small U.S. Airports
From Washington to Tennessee, 20 small airports are receiving nearly $15 million in federal subsidies this year.

The Small Community Air Service Development Program is another government-funded program that is used to provide the funding smaller communities need to develop their air service portfolios. Generally, it is not as well-known compared to the widely-used Essential Air Service (EAS) program.

News James HerreraMonterey Herald

New Monterey Regional Airport ARFF facility unveiled
Monterey Fire Department personnel to move in Oct. 7

MONTEREY – The Monterey Regional Airport had a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to its nearly-completed new Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting facility marking another notch in its multi-phase safety enhancement program. The existing Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting building will need to be demolished to make way for the new terminal building for passenger traffic, and the new apron or ramp – the designated area of the airport where aircraft are parked, unloaded, loaded, refueled and boarded by passengers.

News Aviation Pros

Monterey Regional Airport Awarded Two Federal Grants Totaling $25 Million To Improve Airport Infrastructure

The Monterey Regional Airport was awarded two grants totaling $25 million to support enhancements to the airport through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. U.S. Representative Jimmy Panetta (CA-19) announced the federal grants, which were made possible through a $22 million Federal Aviation Administration’s AIP grant to support improvements to the airport’s tarmac and terminal and $3 million from the Infrastructure Act for passenger terminal design.

News Brisa ColónKSBW

Monterey Regional Airport to build brand new terminal

MONTEREY, Calif. — Thursday, Monterey Regional Airport announced plans to build a brand new terminal after receiving $25 million in federal funding. “It’s huge. We’ve never gotten that type of money; it’s one of the largest amounts of money that we’ve ever received from the government,” says Chris Chidlaw, Monterey Regional Airport Spokesperson.

News Nataly GutierrezKION

Monterey Regional Airport gets federal funding for new terminal and expanded tarmac

MONTEREY, Calif. (KION-TV): Some major improvements will be happening shortly to the Monterey Regional Airport after $25 million in federal funding was given to the airport. Amy Holly was getting ready for her flight to Denver from Monterey. As a frequent flyer, she said improvements made to the airport will only encourage more people to visit.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

Monterey Regional Airport Awarded Two Federal Grants Totaling $25 Million to Improve Airport Infrastructure

MONTEREY, CA, September 15, 2023 – The Monterey Regional Airport was awarded two grants totaling $25 million to support enhancements to the airport through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

U.S. Representative Jimmy Panetta (CA-19) announced the federal grants, which were made possible through a $22 million Federal Aviation Administration’s AIP grant to support improvements to the airport’s tarmac and terminal and $3 million from the Infrastructure Act for passenger terminal design.

News James HerreraMonterey Herald

Rep. Panetta announces sizable federal funding for Monterey Regional Airport

MONTEREY – A significant funding boost for Monterey Regional Airport’s efforts to modernize and upgrade the facility was announced Thursday. The Monterey Regional Airport was awarded a $22 million grant through the Airport Improvement Program to support improvements to the airport’s tarmac and terminal, according to a press release from Rep. Jimmy Panetta, (D-Carmel Valley). Additionally, a $3 million grant directly through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will support passenger terminal design.

Press Release United States Representative Jimmy Panetta

Rep. Jimmy Panetta Announces Significant Federal Funding to Enhance Monterey Regional Airport

Monterey, CA – United States Representative Jimmy Panetta (CA-19) announced $25 million in federal funding to support enhancements to Monterey Regional Airport.  Support was made possible through a fee-funded Federal Aviation Administration grant and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Monterey Regional Airport was awarded a $22 million grant through the Airport Improvement Program to support improvements to the airport’s tarmac and terminal.  Additionally, a $3 million grant directly through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will support passenger terminal design.

News Mary SchleyThe Carmel Pine Cone

MRY seeks [federal grant] to get Chicago flights

Monterey Regional Airport officials are seeking a $750,000 [user]-funded grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to entice American Airlines to add direct flights to and from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, airport executive director Mike La Pier told The Pine Cone last week. American has local flights serving Phoenix and Dallas.

Travel Alert Monterey Regional Airport

Southbound Highway 1 to State Route 68 Ramp Closure

The ramp from southbound Highway 1 to State Route 68 will be closed tomorrow (8/26) from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. If traveling to the Airport during those hours, please allow extra driving time to ensure on-time boarding.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

Monterey Regional Airport Shatters Records
Number of Passengers Boarding Flights at MRY from May-July 2023 Reaches Highest in Airport’s Recent History

MONTEREY, CA, August 18, 2023 – The Monterey Regional Airport has seen an increase in passengers boarding commercial flights this summer, May through July, with a staggering 74,181 passengers embarking in just those three months. The May passenger counts started the trend, breaking the milestone for most passengers to fly out of MRY in a single month since the closure of Fort Ord in 1994. With numbers for June and July continuing to increase, MRY has seen its busiest summer in the recent history of the Airport.

Feature Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce Business JournalPage 6

MRY’s Daily Connections to Imperial Valley Another Example of Airport’s Growth, Relevance

Once a sleepy commuter airport overlooked by most travelers, Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) has steadily grown into an easy, convenient and affordable option for those seeking state, national and global connectivity. Serving more than 450,000 passengers per year by providing easy access to many of the world’s major hubs, MRY manages more than 40 flights in and out of the airport daily.

News Tess KennyMonterey Herald

Monterey City Council to weigh in on next steps for fire services at airport

MONTEREY – Elected officials this week are looking to solidify plans for how fire services at Monterey Regional Airport will look like for the next five years, a future that – not too long ago – was on shaky ground. In May, the airport’s current fire services provider – Monterey Fire Department – got the tentative go ahead to continue on. It was a labored decision, made by the district board after it long-entertained the idea of privatizing fire services instead. Ultimately, board members decided to go with the city Monterey’s fire department – pending a satisfactory agreement.

Travel Alert Monterey Regional Airport

Increase In Military Aircraft Traffic

There will be several military aircraft flying in and out of MRY for training this week, so you may see an increase in military aircraft traffic. #traveladvisory

Feature Josh Sensgolf.com

Pebble Beach bound? Do these things, says LPGA pro who was raised there

A short skip up the road, Monterey Pines Golf Course is even more diminutive than Del Monte, tipping out at just over 5,500 yards. “It’s just so cute!” Harigae says. “It’s fun and accessible and it’s so close to Monterey airport, you look up sometimes and think a plane is going to land on you.” She means that in a good way. 

Travel Alert Monterey Regional Airport

Possibility of additional wait times at TSA security checkpoint

TSA is experiencing a malfunction with one of their screening machines. Due to this, there may be an increase in wait times at the security checkpoint this afternoon. Please allow extra time to ensure on-time boarding, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

News Derrick OwKION

Monterey Regional Airport displays artwork from John Gutierrez Middle School

MONTEREY, Calif. (KION-TV)- Travelers inside the Monterey Regional Airport can expect to see new artwork inside the terminal. The new youth art exhibit that is on display is called “Let’s Get Surreal,” which features artwork from 7th and 8th grade advanced art students at John Gutierrez Middle School in Salinas.

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The Monterey Peninsula and Attractions are a Short Flight Away

The Monterey Peninsula and its many attractions, beautiful beaches, world-class golf, award-winning wineries, spectacular hiking, renowned music festivals, and more, beckon travelers with short, affordable two-hour flights from Seattle, Dallas, and Phoenix to the Monterey Regional Airport.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

Monterey Regional Airport Gets Surreal With Middle School Student Art Show

MONTEREY, CA, June 7, 2023 – The Monterey Regional Airport gets surreal with a new youth art exhibit at the airport, “Let’s Get Surreal!” featuring 7th and 8th grade advanced art students of Art Instructor Hollyann Isaac at the John Guttierez Middle School in Salinas.

News Kelly NixCarmel Pine ConePage 3A

‘Perfect storm’ caused Monterey flight cancellations, GM says
Equipment fixed and flights ‘should return to normal’

Following about 10 flight delays, diversions and cancellations at Monterey Regional Airport that started on Mother’s Day weekend due to a landing guidance system malfunction, officials said Wednesday afternoon that the technical problems had been fixed and that flights “should return to normal operations.” But dense fog on the Peninsula could still mean some delays, they cautioned. 

News Torstein RehnKSBW

Monterey Airport’s landing system restored

MONTEREY, Calif. — The Monterey Regional Airport announced on Wednesday that its instrument landing system has been repaired. The navigation equipment is used to guide landing aircraft through fog. Since Friday, the system has been undergoing unscheduled repairs that were causing significant delays. One aircraft was forced to go back several times because of the equipment failure. The issue mainly impacted older planes that did not have modern equipment on board to land in foggy conditions.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

Monterey Regional Airport Announces Instrument Landing System Restored
Air Service Returns to Normal at MRY

MONTEREY, CA, May 17, 2023 – Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) announces the restoration of the Instrument Landing System Glide Slope Antenna.

Due to unscheduled repairs to navigation equipment that allow aircraft to land in foggy conditions, flights into and ultimately out of MRY had significant delays that began on Friday, May 12, 2023.

News James HerreraMonterey Herald

Fog, malfunctioning antenna cause diversions at Monterey Regional Airport

MONTEREY – Passengers on some recent commercial flights into Monterey Regional Airport were tantalizingly close to their destination when the jets were unable to land and had to return to their starting points due to a combination of weather conditions and a system glitch. “We did have some diversions on Friday night that were caused by the dense fog,” said Monterey Regional Airport Executive Director Mike La Pier. The Federal Aviation Administration “did experience a malfunction of one of the antennas for one of the instrument approaches that night as well. We understand that antenna is being replaced and will hopefully be back in service (Tuesday).”

News Christian BalderasKSBW

Flight forced to turn around multiple times at the Monterey Regional Airport

MONTEREY, Calif. — The Monterey Regional Airport experienced multiple flight problems over Mother’s Day Weekend due to poor visibility and issues with its instrument landing system. “The antenna malfunctioned. You know, it’s mechanical. These things are going to happen,” said Michael LaPier, the airport’s executive director.

News James HerreraMonterey Herald

Gold Star mom, a Salinas native, to be honored at Mother’s Day event

MONTEREY – The mother of a local fallen hero will be among those recognized at a private Mother’s Day event in Carmel Valley on Saturday. Ms. Catherine Trevino, 71, of Long Beach will be one of among nearly 30 Gold Star parents being paid tribute this weekend at the celebration hosted by Stonepine Estate. “I’m honored and proud to be with other Gold Star Mothers,” said Ms. Trevino. “We have the common denominator of those we’ve lost.” Drone pilot and career United States Army Chief Warrant Officer Edward Balli was born and raised in Salinas.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive Director

Monterey Regional Airport, JSX Collaborate with Military Organizations to Bring Gold Star Mother to Monterey to Participate at a Mother’s Day Event

MONTEREY, CA, May 10, 2023 – In a show of support for a Gold Star mother who lost her son in Afghanistan in 2014, the Monterey Regional Airport and JSX collaborate to fly her from Orange County so she can attend a Mother’s Day tribute for Gold Star parents in Carmel Valley this weekend.

News Tess KennyMonterey Herald

Airport District decides against privatizing fire services, opts for Monterey Fire Department

MONTEREY – The Monterey Peninsula Airport District is sticking with what it knows. After entertaining the possibility of privatizing fire services at the Monterey Regional Airport, the district’s Board of Directors, weighing their options one final time Wednesday, chose to continue on with its current contractor, the Monterey Fire Department – pending a satisfactory agreement.

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Monterey airport to stick with Monterey firefighters

The Monterey Regional Airport will continue to receive protection from the Monterey Fire Department. The airport’s board of directors voted on Wednesday to keep the public fire department instead of hiring a private fire company. The agreement means that firefighters will keep both fire and EMS service to the airport.

News Celia JimenezMonterey County Weekly

MRY airport board moves forward with Monterey on fire protection contract

On Wednesday, May 3, the board of Monterey Regional Airport voted unanimously to start negotiations with the city of Monterey for fire protection services, its current fire department contractor. The board decision goes against the airport staff’s recommendation, which was to select a fire services contract with a private company, Pro-Tec, that submitted a lower-cost proposal. 

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Monterey Regional Airport’s search for fire protection services turns out to be a controversial battle

Celia Jiménez here, thinking about a drawn-out contract battle at the Monterey Regional Airport that has a little to do with the airport’s operations and a lot to do with politics. Over the past month, MRY’s board of directors has discussed two proposals for the airport’s fire protection service. One is from the current contractor, the Monterey Fire Department, and the other is from Pro-Tec Fire Services, a private company based in Wisconsin. The contract is for three years with the option to extend it for two more.

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Monterey Regional Airport Offers a Convenient and Hassle-Free Experience (page 2)

Whether you are flying in to visit the Central Coast for the first time, or you’re from the area and looking to plan your next trip, the Monterey Regional Airport is all about convenience. Monterey Regional Airport is no longer regarded in some circles as a sleepy, small-town commuter airport, but a dynamic, bustling, world-class airport that is more convenient and accessible than its big-city counterparts, with many of the same amenities. For example, the airport, MRY in airport parlance, has increased its non-stop destinations from six to 11, with more than 40 flights in and out of the airport daily, including such desirable destinations as San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Denver, Dallas, Phoenix, Orange County. In fact, with just one connection, MRY can reach 95 different destinations worldwide including Paris, France and Chicago, Illinois.

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Letters to the Editor: April 29, 2023
Airport fire protection

The priority regarding fire protection at Monterey Airport should be having sufficient firefighters on the property at all times. Whichever agency the Airport Board chooses, a minimum of 3-4 firefighters should remain on the property at all times, as occurred in the past when the airport had its own fire department. This does NOT happen now.  Monterey Fire Department uses the airport personnel to respond to calls in the surrounding areas off the airport property. An engine and three firefighters regularly respond off the property, often several times a day and for extended periods of time, leaving one firefighter at the airport. An airport engine also often fills in for committed units in Monterey, Pacific Grove and Carmel, again leaving just one firefighter at the airport. The surrounding areas deserve good fire protection services, but this is not the responsibility of the airport. Large airliners with nearly 200 people use Monterey Airport daily and it is scary to think only one firefighter is on airport property should an accident occur. With respect to fire protection at the Monterey Airport, the sole priority of the Board of Directors must be always having sufficient fire protection on-site at all times. — James Antonio, Monterey

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Monterey Regional Airport Gets Racy with INDYCAR Display
The Grand Prix of Monterey takes place September 8-10

On Tuesday, April 17, in the early morning hours, Monterey Regional Airport commuters may have caught a glimpse of the Racecar Transporter rolling past the runway on its way to unload an INDYCAR vehicle into the terminal. The car is part of a promotion with WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca to promote the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey, NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ season finale event taking place September 8-10 as well as a whole season of premier racing events that happen in Monterey at the historic track.

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Fight brewing over airport fire contract

A battle over fire services at the Monterey Regional Airport - that could result in curtailed firefighting services in the neighborhood around it – is coming to a head as the airport board prepares to vote on a new contract April 27. After terminating its agreement with the City of Monterey following a dispute over the relocation of the airport’s fire station, the district received two proposals – one from Monterey and one from Pro-Tec, a private company in Wisconsin that specializes in providing aircraft rescue and firefighting services to commercial airports, airparks and aircraft manufacturers. While Monterey’s bid was $3.1 million, the private company wants $1.7 million, but Monterey is arguing that if it loses the contract, nearby neighborhoods will suffer because it will take longer to get to them from other fire stations than it does with MFD engines stationed at the airport.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

Monterey Peninsula Airport District Honors Board Member Mary Ann Leffel’s 15 Years of Service With Proclamation

MONTEREY, CA, March 21, 2023 – The Monterey Peninsula Airport District Board of Directors has released a proclamation honoring Board Director Mary Ann Leffel’s long and distinguished service to the community and the Airport District.

“I, LisAnne Sawhney, Chair of the Monterey Peninsula Airport District, in concurrence with the Board of Directors, do hereby recognize Director Mary Ann Leffel and express our deep appreciation for her tremendous dedication to our local community and her unwavering commitment to the Monterey Peninsula Airport District,” the proclamation reads.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

The Monterey Peninsula and its Many Attractions are Just a Short Flight Away Through the Monterey Regional Airport This Summer

MONTEREY, CA, March 20, 2023 – The Monterey Peninsula and its many attractions, beautiful beaches, world-class golf, award-winning wineries, spectacular hiking, renowned music festivals and more, beckon travelers with short, affordable two-hour flights from Seattle, Dallas and Phoenix to the Monterey Regional Airport.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

Monterey Regional Airport Celebrates Women in Aviation Week March 6-12, 2023

MONTEREY, CA. (March 3, 2023) — Monterey Regional Airport celebrates Women of Aviation Worldwide Week (WOAW) from March 6 to 12, 2023 by showcasing one of its two permanent exhibits: “Pioneering Women of Monterey County.”

This is an exhibit that scratches the surface in presenting a glimpse of the many prominent women who have contributed to Monterey County’s rich history. Their stories will inspire today’s women in pursuing their dreams and goals.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

Monterey Regional Airport Celebrates Youth Art Month this March with a New Youth Art Exhibit
Featuring the works of Marina Vista Elementary Arts Academy, Transitional Kindergarten through Sixth Grade

MONTEREY, CA. (Feb. 13, 2023) — Monterey Regional Airport starts Youth Art Month with a new exhibit this March.  Youth Art Month promotes art and art education in the United States. It is observed in March, with thousands of American schools participating.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

Monterey Regional Airport Announces MLB Spring Training 2023 Flights to Phoenix, Arizona
Baseball Fans Can Fly Direct with American Airlines

MONTEREY, CA. (February 15, 2023) — If you are a diehard baseball fan, attending spring training games is a bucket-list experience. Thankfully, the Monterey Regional Airport has multiple flights to Phoenix, Arizona that are stress-free, quick and easy.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

Monterey Regional Airport Announces Summer Routes to Orange County
JSX Hop-On Jet Service Starting April 6, 2023

MONTEREY, CA. (Feb. 13, 2023) — Jet away to your summer adventure to the iconic beaches and towns of Orange County with new summer routes on JSX hop-on jet service from Monterey to Orange County starting April 6. Flights will operate out of Monterey Jet Center at 200 Sky Park Drive.

Beaches, surfing, fishing, golf and five-star resorts beckon you to the shores of Southern California. Fly faster and easier than ever from Monterey to John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana and get from planeside to beachfront in minutes.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

American Airlines Announces Expansion of Service from Monterey Regional Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth (repost)
Upgraded Aircraft Brings Mainline Service to MRY

MONTEREY, CA, October 20, 2022 – As Monterey Regional Airport continues to increase in popularity amongst local and visiting travelers, American Airlines announces that starting in February it will begin using larger aircraft for its twice-daily flights to Dallas-Fort Worth.

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FAA NOTAMs Statement

Normal air traffic operations are resuming gradually across the United States following an overnight outage to the FAA’s Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system that provides safety information to flight crews. The ground stop has been lifted. The agency continues to look into the cause of the initial problem.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

Monterey Regional Airport Announces Grants Totaling $4.2 Million for Design and Construction of New Terminal Building

MONTEREY, CA. (Dec. 26, 2022) — With a $2.14 million grant from the Department of Transportation received in late November, the Monterey Regional Airport now has $4.2 million toward the design and construction of a new airport terminal.

The funds are from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill for Federal Fiscal Year 2023, along with another $2.14 million grant from the same piece of legislation from Fiscal Year 2022.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

Monterey Regional Airport’s Holiday Military Lounge is Back, Dec. 16-26, to Welcome Servicemen and Women Traveling Home for the Holidays
Media Photo and Interview Opportunities

MONTEREY, CA. (Dec. 5, 2022) — The Monterey Regional Airport opens its Holiday Military Lounge again to welcome active-duty military travelers beginning Dec. 16, and running through Dec. 26, 2022. 

Military flyers can enjoy free meals, snacks, beverages (including wine donated from Twisted Roots Winery in Carmel Valley), comfortable seating, and free WiFi while they are waiting for flights home to visit their families for the holidays.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

American Airlines Announces Expansion of Service from Monterey Regional Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth
Upgraded Aircraft Brings Mainline Service to MRY

MONTEREY, CA, October 20, 2022 – As Monterey Regional Airport continues to increase in popularity amongst local and visiting travelers, American Airlines announces that starting in February it will begin using larger aircraft for its twice-daily flights to Dallas-Fort Worth.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

Monterey Regional Airport Announces Opening of Post-Security Outdoor Courtyard
A Space for Passengers to Enjoy the Ocean Breeze and View of Monterey Bay While Waiting for Departure

MONTEREY, CA, August 1, 2022 – Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) is thrilled to announce the opening of its Outdoor Courtyard, an open-air space for passengers to enjoy while waiting to board their flights. The Airport’s Outdoor Courtyard is located at Gate 1 of the terminal building, past the TSA Security Checkpoint, and is available for any passengers flying out of MRY.

Press Release Steven VargoMonterey Bay Football Club

Monterey Bay Football Club Announces Partnership with Monterey Regional Airport

MONTEREY, CA, February 22, 2022 – Monterey Bay Football Club (Monterey Bay F.C.) announced today a new partnership agreement with Monterey Regional Airport (MRY). As a Proud Partner of the club, the Monterey Regional Airport will receive enhanced exposure throughout the stadium on match days on field boards and other in-stadium assets, as well as through the club’s digital platforms. 

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive Director

Monterey Regional Airport Offers Holiday Military Lounge for Active-Duty Service Members
Serving Up Cheer to Our Troops this Holiday Season

MONTEREY, CA, December 6, 2021 – Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) is pleased to announce a Holiday Military Lounge, which will be available to all active-duty military and their travel companions from December 16th through December 26th, 2021. Located in the Administration Office on the second floor of the airport terminal building, local troops traveling during holiday leave can enjoy a complimentary breakfast or lunch, snacks, beverages, comfortable seating, and secure wi-fi.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive Director

Award-Winning Air Carrier JSX Launches Summer Flight Service to Monterey from Burbank and Orange County Starting Friday, June 11, 2021
Flights depart and arrive at private terminals on 30-seat jets for a crowd-free, super-safe, and simple travel experience

MONTEREY, CA, May 4, 2021 – The revolutionary hop-on jet service that is pioneering simple, fast, and enjoyable air travel experiences—is launching summer flight service to Monterey (MRY) from Burbank (BUR) and Orange County (SNA) starting Friday, June 11, 2021.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive Director

JSX Launches Seasonal Hop-on Flights to Monterey Between Burbank and Orange County in July
Crowd-Free, Worry-Free Flights Ensure Customer Safety and Minimize Travel Time

MONTEREY, CA, June 11, 2020 – As travelers regain confidence and dip their toes back into domestic travel once again as summer approaches, JSX—the revolutionary hop-on jet service redefining regional and short-haul travel—is introducing seasonal flights to Monterey from Burbank and Orange County. Tickets start at only $99 each way and are available for booking today at jsx.com for flights beginning July 2, 2020.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive Director

Alaska Airlines Announces Additional Service from the Monterey Regional Airport to San Diego

MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA, March 3, 2020 – Seattle-based Alaska Airlines today announced a second non-stop flight between Monterey Regional Airport and San Diego, California beginning September 9, 2020. The new flight will be in addition to the existing service Alaska provides between the two markets.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive Director

American Airlines Announces Additional Service from the Monterey Regional Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth

MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA, February 24, 2020 – American Airlines announced today that they will begin daily year-round service from the Monterey Regional Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth on April 8, 2020.  In addition, a second seasonal flight will be added and begins on April 8, 2020.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive Director

JSX Launches Seasonal Hop-on Flights to Monterey Between Burbank and Orange County
JSX’s Hassle-Free Flights Minimize Travel Time and Give Californians a Simple, Fast and Joyful Way to Fly

MONTEREY, CA, February 11, 2020 – Just in time for warmer weather, JSX – the hop-on jet service dedicated to making short haul air travel simple and joyful – has announced that it will begin seasonal flights to Monterey from both Burbank and Orange County. Tickets start at only at $99 each way and are available for booking today at jsx.com for flights beginning April 17, 2020.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive Director

MRY Partners with California REAL ID Program to Prepare Passengers
DMV to provide information about federal ID requirements taking effect October 2020

MONTEREY, CA. (June 14, 2019) – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is joining forces with Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) to share information with airport travelers about new REAL ID driver licenses and identification card requirements that take effect next year. For the first time, DMV representatives will staff an information-only booth, just outside of the TSA checkpoint on Monday, June 17th, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive Director

American Airlines Announces Seasonal Service to Dallas
Beginning April 2, 2019

MONTEREY, CA. (October 2, 2018) – Although details are limited, the Monterey Regional Airport is pleased to learn that today American Airlines announced, beginning April 2, 2019, new daily non-stop service between Monterey Regional Airport and Dallas – Ft. Worth International Airport. The announcement was made as part of a 2019 Schedule Enhancement Press Release at the American Airlines News Room at AA.com. The announcement indicates the service will be seasonal operating from April 2, 2019 through November 3, 2019.

Press Release Michael La PierExecutive Director

United Airlines Announces Twice Daily Nonstop Service Between Monterey and Denver
From the beach to the mountains and wine country to the beer trail, United’s new flight connects California’s Central Coast customers to United’s Rocky Mountain hub

MONTEREY, CA. (July 23, 2018) – The Monterey Peninsula Airport District and United Airlines today announced new, twice daily nonstop service between Monterey Regional Airport and Denver International Airport, beginning Oct. 4, 2018. The flights are now available for purchase on united.com.

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MRY / Louie Schwartzberg Partnership
Monterey Regional Airport to Feature the Work of Louie Schwartzberg

Monterey, California, March 1, 2018 – Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) proudly announced a year-long partnership with filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg and his company, Moving Art. Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning producer, director and cinematographer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, documentaries and commercials.

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The Big Switch
Monterey Regional Airport "Flips the Switch" on Solar Project Expected to Save $5.5 Million in Energy Costs

MONTEREY, Calif., – Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) celebrated the completion of its new, on-site solar program during a “flip the switch” event connecting a field of solar panels beside the runway to the electricity grid last Thursday, September 21, 2017. Through a collaborative partnership with OpTerra Energy Services, MRY’s new clean energy generation capacity represents a new chapter in the airport’s innovative approach to enhancing the environmental impact of its facilities. Statewide leaders from the California Energy Commission as well as regional and local elected officials attended in support of the new sustainable energy project, which is expected to save MRY $5.5 million in energy savings.

Travel Alert David ShepardsonReuters

Airlines get ready for new U.S. security rules from Thursday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New security measures including stricter passenger screening take effect on Thursday on all U.S.-bound flights to comply with government requirements designed to avoid an in-cabin ban on laptops, airlines said.

News Marielle ArguezaMonterey County Weekly

Monterey Regional Airport poised to go solar

Just off of a road behind the Monterey Regional Airport’s airstrip, a lone construction worker smoothes over a freshly poured concrete pad on a fenced-off sandy lot. A few feet away from him, a bundle of steel beams glitter in the sunlight.

News Kelley NixThe Carmel Pine Cone

Airport May Get Nonstop to Dallas

Hoping to attract more tourists and dollars from the Lone Star State, the Monterey Regional Airport and local business leaders are actively trying to get daily nonstop flights between the Monterey Peninsula and Dallas-Fort Worth, officials told The Pine Cone this week.

News James HerreraMonterey County Herald

Monterey Regional Airport Expects to Have Solar Power by End of July

If everything goes its way, the Monterey Regional Airport could be saving on its energy bills by the end of July.

The California Energy Commission in Sacramento on Wednesday is considering taking action on a request from the Monterey Peninsula Airport District to approve an agreement for a $3,000,000 loan, at one percent interest, for the Monterey Regional Airport Photovoltaic Project.

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TSA Airport Holiday Travel Tips

Airlines for America projects more than 27 million people will fly on U.S. airlines during the Thanksgiving travel period, up 2.5 percent from last year.

Press Release

Art at the Airport: Feeling Groovy
Opening Mezzanine Gallery Exhibit at the Monterey Regional Airport

Monterey, CA – Remember Go-Go boots, love beads, and Good Vibrations? Revisit the 1960s at the Monterey Regional Airport’s newest exhibition, Feeling Groovy. The exhibit showcases collections that reflect music, entertainment, and home life in 1960s Monterey County.

Artifacts featured in the exhibit are diverse, ranging from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

Press Release

Safety Enhancement Project

Public Scoping Meeting for Environmental Assessment (EA) for Proposed Airport Safety Enhancement Project

Monterey, CA (November 28, 2016) – Michael La Pier, Executive Director for the Monterey Regional Airport (Airport), announced today that a Public Scoping Meeting will be held for the Environmental Assessment (EA) that is currently being prepared to consider the potential environment impacts of the proposed Airport Safety Enhancement Project for Taxiway “A” Relocation and Associated Building Relocations (proposed project) at the Airport. The Scoping Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Airport District Board Room on the second floor of the Airport Terminal, at 200 Fred Kane Drive, Monterey CA 93940. The meeting format is an informal open house and interested parties are invited to stop by to view maps and displays, communicate with Airport staff, and provide their written comments. Airport staff will be available to gather the public’s thoughts about what alternatives and environmental impacts should be studied in the environmental analysis.

Press Release

Monterey Regional Airport Announces Air Service Incentive Program Extension
Airlines encouraged to launch new nonstop flights

Monterey, CA – The Monterey Peninsula Airport District Board of Directors approved extending the Air Service Incentive Program for airlines to encourage nonstop service to new destinations from Monterey Regional Airport. The top destinations the airport is seeking include Seattle, Dallas/Ft Worth, Denver and Mexico. The Air Service Incentive Program was originally approved in 2014 and was set to expire on March 31, 2016. It has been extended for an additional two years.

Press Release

Airport Completes Runway Safety Area Improvements Project

Monterey, CA - Monterey Regional Airport General Manager Mike La Pier today announced the completion of the Airport’s federally mandated Runway Safety Area (RSA) Improvements Project. “I want to congratulate my Board of Directors, my staff, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), consultants, construction contractors as well as the community, traveling public and users who have all supported this project the past several years.” As of today, the Instrument Landing System (ILS) has been returned to service when the new procedures were published and available.