News & Events
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.
Design work on a brand-new terminal at Monterey Regional Airport is set to begin next month, and the whole project should be done in four years at an estimated cost of $50 million to $60 million, executive director Mike La Pier said Thursday. “First and foremost, the mission is to improve the safety and meet FAA standards,” he said. “We’ve been out of compliance for some time because our current building is too close to the taxiway and the runway.”
MONTEREY – The Monterey Regional Airport announced it has received another grant from the Department of Transportation for the design and construction of a new terminal, bringing the total in grants from the bipartisan infrastructure bill to $4.28 million.
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 grant from the same piece of legislation from Fiscal Year 2022.
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.
Expanded non-stop service between Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and coastal California starts in February. American Airlines will fly an Airbus A319 two times a day from Monterey to DFW.
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.
John Hoellwarth remembers, as a young, active-duty Marine, experiencing travel delays while “flying all over the world” and how taxing it was to wait it out at the airport. Sometimes, he encountered a USO lounge dedicated to service members, which provided a measure of ease and a message of care. On Dec. 16, the Monterey Regional Airport will open its Holiday Military Lounge.
MONTEREY – Expanded service between Monterey Regional Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth will provide more seats for travelers as American Airlines makes an upgrade to the aircraft used on the route. American announced last week that starting Feb. 3 it will begin using larger mainline service aircraft for its twice-daily flights from Monterey Regional Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
MONTEREY, Calif. — American Airlines will use a larger aircraft for its flights from Monterey to the Dallas-Fort Worth area starting in February. The Monterey Regional Airport announced on Thursday that American Airlines will use the A319 for twice-daily flights to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
MONTEREY, Calif. (KION-TV)- Monterey Regional Airport has announced that American Airlines will use larger aircraft for its flights to Dallas- Fort Worth beginning in February. “American Airlines is excited to introduce mainline service between Monterey Regional Airport and DallasFort Worth International Airport this February,” said Philippe Puech, American’s Director of Short Haul Network Planning.
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.
Monterey Regional Airport in California has opened a post-security outdoor waiting area, adjacent to Gate 1. The courtyard currently has about 35 seats to create a lounge feel where people can take food and drink they brought with them from home or the snack bar in the secure area inside.
MONTEREY — Monterey Regional Airport is offering travelers waiting to depart a chance to relax outside, take in a last look at the bay, and enjoy the sea breeze, now that it has opened its post-security courtyard adjacent to Gate 1 of the facility.
MONTEREY, Calif. (KION-TV)- The Monterey County Regional Airport announced the opening of an open-air space for passengers to wait for their flights. The Outdoor Courtyard is now open by Gate 1 and provides a scenic view of Monterey Bay.
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.
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.
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.
Avelo Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service Between Monterey and Los Angeles
One-way fares start at $39
MONTEREY, CA, July 29, 2021 - Avelo Airlines, inspiring travel through everyday low fares, is expanding across California with new nonstop service connecting the Central Coast to Los Angeles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In May, one of the biggest landslides on record in California buried a small section of Highway 1 - a famous coastal highway - under 40 feet of rubble. The blockage has devastated the ever-popular Big Sur region, where local businesses, resorts, and retreat centers attract tourists from around the world. But it hasn’t stopped visitors with funds to spare from visiting.
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.
A public/private partnership between the Monterey Regional Airport and a community air service development committee has made it possible to pursue an American Airlines daily nonstop flight between Monterey and Dallas/Fort Worth, which could come to fruition by the first quarter of 2018.
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.
Monterey Regional Airport is reaching deep into the heart of Texas to bring more visitors to the Monterey Peninsula, backed by the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau, surrounding cities and businesses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monterey, CA –The Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) is celebrating 75 years and looking ahead to 75 more with a year of celebration including a community day and trip giveaways. These events will be announced via the airport website, e-newsletter and social media as the details are finalized.
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.