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Santa Monica Airport to get Scheduled flights

JetSuiteX will begin flying public charter flights from Santa Monica Airport (SMO) in Southern California starting on February 6. The flights will be scheduled twice daily—in the morning and evening—on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and will connect Santa Monica with McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, California, near San Diego, and Mineta San Jose International Airport in the San Francisco Bay area. Service will also be available to Las Vegas beginning February 10, with a Friday… ( More...

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dee9bee 4
This will be fun...The NIMBYS can start in 3.2.1...
joel wiley 6
They should be able to do it w/o refueling. Santa Monica City Government will be selling two types of reformulated fuel- Chablis & Merlot from what I hear.
bentwing60 2
Touche, and cheers!
flyingj481 3
Seems like an odd business decision with all the turmoil at that airport. However, it does seem like they are trying to show the residents that there can be a benefit to them by having an airport with affordable air fares to other cities, but I suspect it is far too late for them to see reason. Then again, maybe they'll start using the flights to Carlsbad and get angry that there are no caves...
Highflyer1950 2
I guess they really should be on the lookout for bulldozers in the night, no wait, there is a curfew on noise.....thta would be funny to take the city to court.

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joel wiley 3
Congressman Lieu's response on 12/14/16 from his congressional website:
flyingj481 2
Nice a strong response without knowing the facts and whys of the situation. Clearly the FAA is actually standing up for the flying public's interest (who they are supposed to represent).

Meanwhile he is promoting an art show at the local Yaht club... I bet he would feel differently if this was a fight over the marina.


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