SMF just celebrated its 35th anniversary. Media coverage included the following:
From the Sacramento Bee:
"Acree and his staff are lobbying carriers for direct flights to John F. Kennedy International in New York City, Baltimore-Washington International, Washington Dulles International in the nation's capital and Vancouver International in Canada. The latter service would not necessarily come from a foreign carrier. "We think it's important to have foreign-flag carriers such as Air Canada, which serves Vancouver," he said. "But we're not ruling out a domestic carrier such as Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air," two airlines that already serve Sacramento."
""We wouldn't be surprised within a year or two to see a beach or a resort destination in Mexico," added Acree."
Also, from the Sacramento Business Journal:
"Mexicana Airlines, which this summer brought Sacramento International Airport its first foreign route, will add two flights per week by December, giving local travelers a daily connection to Guadalajara and Mexico City. "
"In its first month of local service, Mexicana pulled down average load factors — a measure of passenger capacity filled for each jet — of 89 percent. Sixty to 70 percent average load factors are considered profitable. For the full summer, the load factors still averaged "80-plus percent," Barba said."