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The latest happenings at Sacramento International.

Check here for announcements, travel news, airport changes and more. There's always something new at SMF.

  • Dec 18 2014
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    Sacramento International Airport prepared for holiday travel week

    Live music adds holiday cheer to last busy travel season of 2014

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  • Dec 10 2014
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    Performers To Entertain Holiday Travelers at Sacramento International Airport

    Local musicians play for free to holiday travelers and their friends

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  • Dec 02 2014
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    Holiday Parcels Temporaily Increase Mather Flights

    Busiest times will be flights the week before Christmas

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  • Nov 21 2014
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    Delta to Offer New Service to Seattle in May 2015; Routes Offer One-Stop Connections to Asia, Europe

    New Service Will Give Customers One-Stop Connections to Asia, Europe

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  • Nov 19 2014
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    Thanksgiving Travel Tips from Sacramento Intl Airport

    Get to the airport early; know your parking options; use the Free waiting area for picking up guests

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  • Sep 29 2014
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    Airport Seeks Solar Power Developers

    Mandatory Proposers Conference is Friday, Oct. 10 in the Media Room at Terminal A

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  • Sep 29 2014
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    Passenger Traffic Increases at Sacramento Intl Airport

    Spurred by strong summer, total passenger numbers are up 2.4 percent over last year

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  • Sep 10 2014
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    Try It, You’ll Like It: Walking Path Adds Value to Daily Parking Lot

    New 1,100-square-foot walking path gives customers option of walking or taking short shuttle to both terminals

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  • Jul 29 2014
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    Temporary Restaurants Arrive in Terminal A on Aug. 1; Food Court Remodel Set For 2015 Completion

    New & local restaurants to debut in spring 2015

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  • Jul 15 2014
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    Airport Finishes Garage Light Retrofit; New LEDs Improve Visibility, Reduce Costs, Save Energy

    New LEDs improve visibility, reduce costs and save enough energy to power 196 households annually

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  • May 22 2014
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    US Airways begins seasonal nonstop service from Sacramento to Philadelphia

    Daily flight will be available until Aug. 18

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  • Mar 28 2014
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    Food Trucks Coming to Sacrament Intl Airport Rental Car Facility

    Rental Car Facility is New Staging Area for Yummy Bites

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  • Feb 26 2014
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    Airport Upgrading Garage Lights to LEDs; May Impact Garage Availability

    Garage may be full for brief periods more often than usual during construction

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  • Feb 19 2014
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    Sacramento International Airport ranked 4th in North America for customer service

    Airport association names SMF in top five in US & Canada for customer service Airport association names SMF in top five in US & Canada for customer service Airport association names SMF in top five in US & Canada for customer service Airport association names SMF in top five in US & Canada for customer service International airport association gives SMF high marks for 2nd year in a row

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  • Jan 07 2014
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    Seasonal Nonstop Service to Charlotte Begins in March

    US Airways schedules early service to hub city; flight offers easy one-stop connections to national & international destinations

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  • Dec 19 2013
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    Holiday Travel Tips from Sacramento International Airport

    Food trucks, live music add cheer to last busy travel week of 2013

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  • Dec 06 2013
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    Tis the Season: Aeromexico Adds Extra Flights to Guadalajara, Seasonal Service to Leon

    Mexico's largest carrier doubles number of flights to Guadalajara, schedules two new flights to Bajio/Leon

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  • Oct 22 2013
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    Sacramento Intl Airport is a contender for USA-Today “Best Airport Art” contest

    Online voting runs through Nov. 11

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  • Oct 11 2013
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    JetBlue Moving From Terminal B To Terminal A Effective Wednesday, Oct. 16

    Airline will operate out of Gate A13

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  • Sep 16 2013
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    Sac Intl Airport Seeks Food Truck Operators to Serve Free Waiting Area / Cell Phone Lot

    Deadline is Oct. 3 for Applications

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  • Sep 06 2013
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    Expedited screening is coming to Sacramento International Airport

    TSA Pre-Check allows pre-screened passengers to keep their shoes, belts and jackets on, leave laptops in cases and stow allowable 3.4 ounce liquids in carry-on bags

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  • Jun 24 2013
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    Summer travel tips: Know your parking options; leave fireworks at home

    Check your airline for luggage rules and when to arrive; know your parking options; leave your fireworks at home

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  • Mar 13 2013
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    Sacramento International Airport named 4th best in US and Canada for customer service

    Passenger Airline Service Quality (ASQ) surveys give SMF top marks

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  • Mar 11 2013
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    County Executive Selects Airport Director

    Executive Director of Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport recommended for top job at SMF

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  • Dec 17 2012
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    Tips to Help Take the Stress Out of Holiday Travel

    Flying out or meeting friends and family at the airport, a little planning goes a long way in making spirits bright

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  • Dec 03 2012
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    SACOG Names Terminal B 2012 Regional Project of the Year

    Award is given to projects that impact transportation, air quality, smart growth

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  • Nov 19 2012
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    Enjoy Live Holiday Entertainment at Terminal B

    Performances will take place on selected times and days from Nov. 21-Dec. 23

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  • Nov 19 2012
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    Sacramento International Airport’s Terminal B Concessions Win North America Award of Excellence

    Local restaurants and shops give Terminal B a sense of place; unique design and architecture offer exceptional airport experience

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  • Nov 16 2012
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    Sacramento International Airport Prepares for Busy Holiday Travel Season

    Be prepared by arriving early, staying flexible, reading websites for info

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  • Oct 18 2012
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    Parking Lot Changes at Sacramento International Airport

    Daily Surface Lot opens 24-7 and Maximum Rate Drops to $12/Day; Change Is Made to Adjust for Loss of Economy Lot Spaces

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  • Sep 21 2012
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    Terminal B named Real Estate Project of the Year by the Sacramento Business Journal

    Terminal lauded for ease of use, architectural beauty, tech amenities

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  • Sep 05 2012
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    Volaris Coming to Sacramento International on Nov. 15, 2012

    Volaris becomes 2nd international carrier to serve robust Mexico-Latin America air route

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  • May 25 2012
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    Airport Inaugurates New Service to Assist with Security Badge Clearances

    Telos ID system will improve efficiencies, make badging process quicker for employees and business partners

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  • May 23 2012
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    Sacramento International Airport’s Terminal B Achieves LEED® Silver

    Sacramento International Airport’s energy-efficient Terminal B has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council green building certification program. Terminal B is the largest airport terminal in the U.S. to achieve LEED Silver and to do so in two buildings constructed simultaneously.

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  • Mar 12 2012
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    Airport Concessions Program Wins National Award

    Sacramento International competes against 15 airports to win Best Concessions Program Design award; concessionaires also fare well

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  • Jan 09 2012
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    SMF Receives $150,000 SMUD Rebate for Green Efficiencies at Terminal B

    Terminal design saves enough greenhouse gases to plant 33,000 trees, take 165 cars off the road

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  • Jan 06 2012
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    Priority Security Lanes Now Available at Sacramento International Airport

    Airlines' preferred customers can now access a Priority Lane at security checkpoints at both terminals

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  • Nov 23 2011
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    Enjoy Live Holiday Entertainment at Terminal B

    Local entertainers will be performing Thursdays and Fridays in Terminal B throughout December

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  • Oct 05 2011
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    Sacramento International Airport’s New Terminal B Opens: First arrivals and departures

    Sacramento International Airport’s new Terminal B will be open for business with its first arrivals on Wed., Oct. 5 and the first departures and official grand opening on Oct. 6.

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  • Sep 16 2011
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    Sacramento International’s Central Terminal B opens Thursday, October 6, 2011

    Details and directions for the new terminal.

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  • Jun 28 2011
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    Sacramento International Receives $8.7 Million FAA Grant

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced this week that Sacramento International Airport will receive an $8.7 million Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant. The is the fourth installment in the seven year $59 million FAA Letter of Intent (LOI) funding program for the Big Build at Sacramento.

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  • May 23 2011
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    Equipment Change Reduces ATM Access at Sacramento International Airport for Two Days

    Passengers at Sacramento International Airport will have limited access to ATMs on Tuesday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 25 to accommodate an equipment change.

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  • Apr 21 2011
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    Sacramento International Airport Announces Aeromexico Service Starting July 16

    On July 16, Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, will begin daily nonstop service to Guadalajara, Mexico from Sacramento International Airport (SMF), Gateway to Northern California and the World.

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  • Apr 15 2011
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    Construction Detours Pedestrians, Shifts Traffic at Sacramento International Airport

    Drivers and pedestrians are urged to exercise caution and patience when driving at Sacramento International Airport (SMF) through the summer. Road work is underway to construct a traffic circle to control traffic flowing between Terminal A and Terminal B for the near-future and Terminal A and Central Terminal B by the end of 2011.

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  • Mar 09 2011
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    Sacramento International Airport Wins Airport Revenue News Best Customer Service Award

    Airport Revenue News (ARN) proved that Sacramento International Airport’s (SMF) goal of “providing customer service second to none” isn’t just another mission statement. At the ARN 2011 Best Airport & Concessionaire Awards SMF was announced as the Airport with the Best Customer Service in the medium sized airports category.

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  • Mar 08 2011
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    Sacramento County Airport System Contributes $4 Billion a Year to Local Economy

    Every year the Sacramento County Airport System creates 11,000 jobs with a payroll of $442.5 million and contributes approximately $4 billion to the local economy, according to the Airport System’s most recent Economic Impact Study.

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  • Jan 24 2011
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    Lisa Stanton Named Sacramento County Airport System Chief Operating Officer

    Today the Sacramento County Airport System announced that Lisa Stanton, former Chief Administrative Officer has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO). In her role , Stanton will direct the activities of the Operations and Maintenance divisions responsible for security, aircraft rescue and firefighting, operation and maintenance of Sacramento International Airport, Mather Airport, Executive Airport and Franklin Field.

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  • Jan 11 2011
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    New Survey Key to Sacramento County Airport System Website Success, User Friendliness

    “Today, a website shapes a customer’s first impression of an agency such as the Sacramento County Airport System,” said Hardy Acree, Director of Airports. “Survey methods offer the opportunity to better understand the needs of our diverse customers beyond the basics of accessibility tools and information.”

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  • Jan 07 2011
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    Airport Seeks Local Creativity for Time Capsule Ideas

    What do a local restaurant menu, a pre-loaded MP3 player with chart-topping songs, and souvenirs from the American River Parkway have in common? All three are being considered for inclusion in the New Central Terminal B 2011 Time Capsule at Sacramento International Airport.

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  • Nov 23 2010
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    Sacramento International Airport Ready for Busy Thanksgiving Travel Week

    Travelers rushing to visit family and friends for Thanksgiving by way of Sacramento International Airport can reduce holiday travel stress by being well prepared for departure. With new secondary screening procedures and Big Build construction continuing, travelers and those picking up loved ones at the airport need to be aware of some changes.

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  • Nov 15 2010
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    ‘Tis the Season: Sacramento International Airport Holiday Travel Season Kicks off This Week

    Sacramento International Airport stands ready to serve holiday travelers with traffic management plans, travel tips and live entertainment. The Air Transport Association predicts that 24 million passengers will fly during the Week of Thanksgiving.

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  • Nov 04 2010
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    Two Million Labor Hours Invested to Date for Sacramento International Airport’s Big Build

    The Big Build, the largest capital improvement program in Sacramento County history, has surpassed two million labor hours invested in the program from June 2008 September 2010. To date, the hours have resulted in wages of over $75 million in paid wages.

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  • Oct 25 2010
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    Retail Recommendations for New Airport Terminal Mix Local Flair with National Brands

    Passengers at Sacramento International Airport can expect to find last minute necessities, travel gadgets, gifts and local products when the new Central Terminal B opens in late 2011

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  • Sep 27 2010
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    Sacramento International’s Recommended Central Terminal B Food and Beverage Concessions

    Travelers eagerly anticipating the debut of Sacramento International Airport’s state-of-the-art Central Terminal B in late 2011 have another reason to hunger for the opening. On Oct. 5, 2010, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors will be asked to approve the evaluation panel’s recommendation to award contracts to four concessionaires.

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  • Sep 16 2010
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    Sacramento International Airport Nonstops to Mexico Return

    Alaska Airlines will begin nonstop service from Sacramento International Airport (SMF) to Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL) using Boeing 737-800 aircraft beginning December 16, 2010.

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  • Aug 31 2010
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    Sacramento County Airport System Closes Big Build Bond Sale

    On August 25, 2010 the Sacramento County Airport System closed the sale of $128.3 million in tax exempt Series 2010 Senior Revenue Bonds. The sale secured the final portion of debt financing anticipated to be needed to complete the Big Build at Sacramento International Airport.

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  • Jul 23 2010
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    Big Build Update: First of Three Bridge Sections Installed

    On Friday, July 23, 2010, the Big Build at Sacramento International Airport reached another milestone as the first of three bridge sections connecting the new terminal to elevator towers was hoisted into place. Two more sections will be installed this summer to connect the Terminal A Parking Garage with the new terminal.

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  • Jun 04 2010
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    Airport System Chief Administrative Officer named Sacramento Business Journal’s CFO of the Year

    Today, Lisa Stanton, Chief Administrative Officer at the Sacramento County Airport System was named CFO of the Year in the Public Agency category by the Sacramento Business Journal at a ceremony at the Sheraton Grand Hotel.

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  • Jun 02 2010
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    Low-Flying Gulfstream Research Aircraft in Sacramento Region During Month of June

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility plans to have a Gulfstream-1 research aircraft flying in the six-county greater Sacramento region during the month of June. The aircraft is anticipated to fly at approximately 1000 feet above the ground during the Carbonaceous Aerosols and Radiative Effects Study (CARES) flights.

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  • Jun 02 2010
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    Low-Flying Gulfstream Research Aircraft in Sacramento Region During Month of June

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility plans to have a Gulfstream-1 research aircraft flying in the six-county greater Sacramento region during the month of June. The aircraft is anticipated to fly at approximately 1000 feet above the ground during the Carbonaceous Aerosols and Radiative Effects Study (CARES) flights.

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  • Apr 21 2010
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    Sacramento International Road Closure Returns

    Sacramento International Airport will close the Terminal B split from Airport Boulevard effective Monday, May 3, 2010 through the end of terminal construction, currently scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2011. During the closure, vehicle traffic to terminal B will follow the same route as for Terminal A to support Big Build construction phasing.

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  • Mar 30 2010
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    Sacramento International Receives $8.6 Million FAA Grant

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded an $8.6 million Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant to Sacramento International Airport this week. The is the second installment in the seven year $59 million FAA Letter of Intent (LOI) funding program for the Big Build at Sacramento.

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  • Mar 17 2010
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    Temporary Road Closure Reroutes Traffic at Sacramento International

    Sacramento International Airport will temporarily close the Terminal B split from Airport Boulevard Wednesday, March 24 at 8 a.m. through Tuesday, March 30, 2010 to support Big Build construction phasing. During the closure, all vehicle traffic to the terminals will follow the same route in front of both terminals.

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  • Mar 16 2010
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    SCAS Names New Agency of Record for Advertising, Marketing and Creative Services

    Taking flight in a new direction, the Sacramento County Airport System (SCAS) has hired a new agency to handle all marketing and advertising efforts for the SCAS as well as the Big Build at Sacramento International Airport. Hiltachk Marketing Group of Sacramento, Calif. is the new agency of record.

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  • Feb 22 2010
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    Sacramento International to Detroit Metro Nonstop Flight Announced

    Delta Airlines initiates nonstop service from Sacramento to Detroit Metro Airport on April 7, 2010. The new service links California ’s capital with the Detroit – also known as Motown and the Motor City.

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  • Dec 20
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    Food Truck Schedule for Dec. 23 - Jan. 5

    Gyro King, Dave's Dawgs and Slightly Skewed to visit the free waiting area

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