Air carrier service was first offered to the community in 1946 when United Airlines opened its newly constructed terminal and began the Valley Queen service. Since 1946, Modesto has had continuous air service. United Airlines provided service with either DC-3s or B-737s until 1978 when the airline industry was deregulated. Since 1978, Modesto has had regional air carrier’s service to San Francisco bay area airports. Still today, United Airlines presence is in the community, as their United Express partner SkyWest Airlines offers daily service to SFO where a passenger can make a connection to their final destination.
On October 12, 1991, the Modesto City Council and Stanislaus Board of Supervisors rededicated the remodelled passenger terminal that was enlarged to 8,900 square feet. The remodelling project upgraded the building originally built by United Airlines.In the 1990’s, corporate and business aviation became the fastest growing segment of activity for the airport. Corporate jets provide their owners with convenient point-to-point service.
Official Modesto Airportwebsite: www.modairport.com