On June 3rd, American Airlines begins direct service to LAX from the Grand Junction Regional Airport. Saturday flights may not be ideal for business travelers but using this direct flight for part of a roundtrip ticket to your business appointments can save time and money. It may also serve as an incentive to American Airlines to continue the service in the future. As of this writing a one-way ticket on this direct flight is only $90 on June 10th.
In other news related to the Grand Junction Regional Air Service Alliance, members appeared before the Airport Board on May 17th to ask that the Board take action to enclose the partially completed building at the airport to accommodate the location of a customs office in the facility. U.S. Customs has rather stringent guidelines on office location and access that this building could meet. Getting approval from Customs for the location of a customs officer at the airport is the first and required step for the community to move forward with an application for designation of a foreign trade zone. The Airport Board instructed staff to prepare and distribute a request for proposals to determine what enclosing the building may cost.
Click here to download full version of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce June 2017 Newsletter.