United Express flights from the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) are getting an upgrade with new jet service! On April 7, SkyWest Airlines will begin operating daily United Express jet service from SBP to the state’s top destinations: Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO).
“We’re excited to provide this upgraded service for our customers in San Luis Obispo,” said Greg Atkin, SkyWest Airlines’ managing director – Market Development. “Not only will they have convenient access to both San Francisco and Los Angeles, but they’ll now enjoy faster flight times, larger overhead bin space, improved reliability, and a quieter, smoother ride with the jets.”
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A Yorkshire airport is celebrating having recorded a significant growth in passenger numbers over the last 12 months.
Figures releases by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) show that passenger numbers at Doncaster Sheffield Airport are up by 5 per cent year on year.
The Airport’s increase in passenger numbers is higher than the average national increase which stands at 4.3 per cent and sees the Airport take the top spot in the region for passenger growth.
A total of four new routes were introduced at Doncaster Sheffield Airport in 2014, including Belfast, Isle of Man, Bucharest and Riga with a further two announced for 2015 including Zante and the Slovakian city of Kosice.
In addition the airport’s ever popular routes such as Alicante, Las Palmas, Dalaman, Palma de Mallorca, Reus, Poznan, Gdansk and Warsaw have all contributed to the overall rise in passenger numbers.
High cost of air travel, apart from inadequate and irregular air services, are discouraging travellers from taking trips to the Andamans. According to a statement from the Hotel & Restaurant Association Of Eastern India (HRAEI), airlines are exploiting the opportunity of the popularity of the Islands by increasing airfares to high levels, which makes it almost unaffordable for tourists.
Tourism is a major economic activity and source of revenue for the Andamans, according to HRAEI. “Tourism will get a shot in the arm if the government would fix a price ceiling for inbound and outbound air tickets for Andamans. Making a killing finding tourists stranded can only kill tourism,” the statement reads.
During high season, one-way tickets from Kolkata and Chennai to Port Blair are as high as Rs 20,000, or more, the release states. It is, therefore, high time the government intervened in regulating the airfares to the Islands, HRAEI says in the statement.