Monterey Regional Airport’s Holiday Military Lounge is Back, Dec. 16-26, to Welcome Servicemen and Women Traveling Home for the Holidays
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Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

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.

The Holiday Military Lounge will be available to active-duty U.S. military traveling on orders or for personal reasons during the December holiday traveling season. The Lounge will be provided as a courtesy of the airport. Overnight accommodations will not be available. 

The Military Lounge is located at the Administration Office on the second floor of terminal building. For more information, contact the airport at (831) 648-7000. To make arrangements for large group accommodations, please email

And since this is the season of giving and good will, the airport’s renowned restaurant, Woody’s at the Airport, is offering $10 meals to servicemen and women traveling for the holidays. You can give a gift of a free meal simply by sending $10 to Venmo at @woodysattheairport, or in-person at the restaurant by asking your server to add $10 to your bill for a servicemember meal. The free meals will be made available to servicemembers at the Military Lounge, Dec. 16-26.

Members of the media can come to the lounge and interview military personnel by contacting Marci Bracco Cain at or by calling (831) 747-7455.



About Monterey Regional Airport Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) is Monterey County’s only commercial airport and accommodates over 450,000 passengers each year. The airport serves eight nonstop markets. We are committed to providing our customers with superior services and a convenient, hassle-free experience in a safe, secure, professional environment. Be sure to visit or follow @montereyairport on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.