FATFlyer
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SMF Expansion Cost Raising Airline Concerns

Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:56 pm

WN, AA, and AS are expressing concerns about the $1.3 billion price tag of Sacramento's new terminal expansion. The current plan has airines paying about 1/2 of the cost with the rest coming from passenger/parking fees and other sources.

Sac International Airport expansion project challenged by airlines
http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/535261.html

For those who have not seen the plans, here is a link.
http://www.sacairports.org/int/planning/TMP.htm
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AirCop
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RE: SMF Expansion Cost Raising Airline Concerns

Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:32 pm

I love this statement:

But county airports director Hardy Acree says Sacramento's facility needs a major expansion to keep pace with Northern California growth and that airlines benefitting from the increased ridership must pay their fair share.

"From the beginning, we've taken the approach we (will) build what is needed, and the costs are what they are," Acree said.

Arrogance at its very best..
 
Norcal773
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RE: SMF Expansion Cost Raising Airline Concerns

Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:56 pm



Quoting AirCop (Reply 1):
"From the beginning, we've taken the approach we (will) build what is needed, and the costs are what they are," Acree said.

LOL, that is funny.

SMF does need a face lift, I absolutely dispise the airport (especially the old terminal), although it's my hometown airport.
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