SeaPort will offer 12 nonstop roundtrips per week to Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR) and 12 nonstop roundtrips per week to Sacramento International Airport (SMF) from Visalia. All flights to/from Burbank will continue to or originate from San Diego International Airport, providing convenient same-plane, one stop, service between Visalia and San Diego In total, SeaPort’s service from Visalia Municipal Airport will provide customers the opportunity make connections at three large airports that offer service to hundreds of destinations around the world.
SeaPort’s proposal to provide EAS at Visalia originally contemplated service to Oakland. However, SeaPort recently reached an agreement to operate at the Sacramento International Airport in a manner that will not require any increase in EAS subsidy. As a result, the carrier submitted a request to the DOT on January 6, 2015 after gaining support for the request by the Visalia City Council to change the northern terminus of the EAS from Oakland to Sacramento. The USDOT has indicated they will formally approve this request in the coming days.
“We’re very pleased to be adding Visalia to our growing number of cities in California,” said Rob McKinney, President of SeaPort Airlines. “In particular, all of us at SeaPort are excited to be able to include service to Sacramento and note that the Visalia Municipal Airport will be the only commercial service airport in the San Joaquin Valley with nonstop flights to the state capitol.”
“The City of Visalia welcomes the start of service by SeaPort Airlines. SeaPort has been willing to tailor the service to meet the needs of the community - from destinations to reasonable fares and convenient scheduling to maximize passenger utilization. We urge the business travelers and traveling public in our market to take full advantage of this service which we hope will be a long-standing benefit to the community,” stated City of Visalia Mayor Steven Nelsen.
Flights are available for sale on www.SeaPortAirlines.com or by calling 888-573-2767. They may also be purchased through a travel agent or online travel agencies, such as Travelocity, Expedia, and Hipmunk.
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