FATFlyer wrote:Another interesting fact appearing in media articles today:In 2017, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors considered adding “San Francisco” to the name of Stockton’s airport in an effort to draw more attention to the area and drum up more business. Though San Francisco International Airport’s director and a Bay Area congresswoman objected, SFO officials helped bring the service to Stockton.
“That drew the attention of San Francisco airport,” said San Joaquin County District 3 Supervisor Tom Patti, a member of the San Joaquin County Aviation Advisory Committee. “They’re overburdened with some of these small flights and they want to bring less traffic to SFO, and they know this region is underserved.”
http://www.recordnet.com/news/20181219/stockton-airport-adding-new-service-to-los-angeles/1When Stockton Airport considered changing its name last year to include “San Francisco,” executives at San Francisco International met with Stockton Airport executives and county officials, according to Patti, who represents parts of Lathrop, Manteca and Stockton.
During the meetings, San Francisco International said they were overburdened by flights, Patti said, and helped facilitate the conversations with United Airways that resulted in the new direct flights from Stockton to Los Angeles.
So, SFO basically told SCK they *didn’t* want flights between the two airports because SFO is overcrowded? Wow.
I’ll bet SJC would not say the same thing. Might be a place for a smaller hub.