Amid a newly imposed pandemic stay-home order, Sonoma County residents and visitors sharply curtailed air travel in and out of the county in December, marking the lowest level of traffic since the summer and closing out 2020 with the lowest annual passenger count in a decade. Fewer than 11,000 travelers took off or landed at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport last month, equating to a 38.5% drop in passenger counts compared to November. December’s numbers were less than a quarter of the count at the same
The slow recovery of air travel took another step forward in November, when the Sonoma County airport enjoyed its busiest month since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March. Although traveler counts were still less than half the levels recorded in 2019, new data shows that Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport continued to rebuild its traveler counts in November for the seventh consecutive month. More than 17,700 passengers traveled in November through the airport, which recorded its third- and fourth-busiest
iStock/Thinkstock The Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport is getting half the usual amount of passengers it did last year for Thanksgiving week. Airport Manager Jon Stout has said that due to the pandemic, total passengers so far this year is down 58% with 166,000 passengers. Stout said they received an Airport Council International Airport Health Accreditation. Stout also said the volume of passengers per flight is down which helps with social distancing.
A long-awaited $31 million renovation project that will add a modern, expansive lobby and terminal building at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport is finally underway after more than 10 years of planning. The new 40,000-square-foot building will more than triple the space available for air travelers, who have managed with an increasingly cramped and aging 1960s-era building with small restrooms and only a handful of flight ticket and auto rental counters. The new building will add state-of-the art check-in
Rain returned to the North Bay at around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning and is expected to persist into the midafternoon, followed by lingering showers that could last into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. In total, forecasters expect between 0.25 inches and 0.75 inches of rain along the coast and in low-lying areas, while higher elevations could see well over an inch of rain. Weather service meteorologist Steve Anderson said the “light, steady rainfall” is welcome, but not necessarily enough
The expanded passenger gate area at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport is now complete following wildfire-related delays, setting up the regional air hub’s grander overhaul of its terminal with construction slated to start early next month. The $4 million tent project was finished last week, moving a widened security checkpoint closer to the gates, increasing the size of the seating area for outbound passengers and establishing permanent bathrooms beyond the terminal. The expansion project, which nearly
United is dropping services from Sonoma County Airport starting Sunday, November 1st. The decision comes after weak demand from the city, with traffic down 82.6% year-on-year in September. The routes are now suspended until next Spring, when it could return if demand returns as well. All services suspended According to The North Bay Business Journal, United was expected to resume its flight from Sonoma County to Denver in October. Instead, the airline announced that it would halt all services to Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma
An airliner approaches the Sonoma County Airport in 2019. United Airlines will suspend flights from the airport starting in November. United Airlines will suspend flights at the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport starting on Nov. 1 as it continues to grapple with weak travel demand during the coronavirus pandemic. The airline, which is the largest operator at San Francisco International Airport, is suspending service from Sonoma County to San Francisco and Denver. “As we have done throughout the pandemic,