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Tourists head back home from the Central Coast after holiday weekend

Just like Evenson, millions of other people traveled for the Fourth of July weekend. ”We saw tremendous traffic, we saw lots of people. Operations were very consistent, positive and on time,” said Michael La Pier, Executive Director for the Monterey Regional Airport. People like Craig Lassiter visited the Monterey Peninsula from Connecticut. He said he avoids the big airports, especially during the holidays. ”I didn’t want to go through all of that. Monterey is a nice easy airport; in and out no problems,” said Lassiter. “That’s why I came this way.”

Feature James HerreraMonterey Herald

Holiday weekend, inland heat draws throngs of visitors to Monterey region

With visitors to the Monterey Bay region taking to the roads to have a cooler Independence Day, many took to the skies to get to the destination. “Our passenger traffic over the weekend was strong, although only slightly stronger than any other weekend,” said Monterey Regional Airport Executive Director Mike La Pier. “According to TSA (Transportation Security Administration), we saw between 4,000 and 4,500 people board our partner airlines from Thursday through Monday. That equates to an over 85% load factor.”

News Monterey Herald

Watch the skies: Italian Air Force to fly over

The Italian Air Force demonstration squadron Frecce Tricolori, shown here flying over the Strip in Las Vegas, will be stopping at the Monterey Regional Airport on Tuesday to refuel then will do a flyover of Salinas at about 3 p.m. The group is on its way to participate in the Sacramento Airshow this week. Frecce Tricolori commander Lt. Col. Massimiliano Salvatore said this is the first time in 32 years that the team has toured North America.