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September 8, 2004 | Jennifer Oldham, Times Staff Writer
The city's airport agency plans to reopen Palmdale Airport this fall in hopes that the dusty desert outpost 70 miles north of downtown will eventually lighten the burden on aging Los Angeles International. After offering no commercial service for six years, the terminal will open in November to a tiny Nevada airline with daily flights to North Las Vegas. The new service is the first test of a proposal by Mayor James K.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2004 | Jennifer Oldham, Times Staff Writer
The city's airport agency plans to reopen Palmdale Airport this fall in hopes that the dusty desert outpost 70 miles north of downtown will eventually lighten the burden on aging Los Angeles International. After offering no commercial service for six years, the terminal will open in November to a tiny Nevada airline with daily flights to North Las Vegas. The new service is the first test of a proposal by Mayor James K.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2005 | Wendy Thermos, Times Staff Writer
It's a big roll of the dice, but the potential payoff has given gambling fever to officials running the four airports in Los Angeles. If their strategy works, a new air route between the Antelope Valley and the Las Vegas area will reverse the sagging fortunes of long-closed Palmdale Regional Airport and set in motion an aggressive plan to shift short-haul air traffic away from overburdened Los Angeles International Airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Commercial service at Palmdale Airport, which had been scheduled to restart April 2, is being delayed for at least a month because of unresolved issues over security, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 2004 | Wendy Thermos, Times Staff Writer
Leaden skies overhead and floodwaters underfoot didn't dampen enthusiasm as the long-dormant Palmdale Regional Airport reopened Wednesday with daily air service to the Las Vegas area. "I'm thrilled," said Betty Etue, 64, waiting patiently to check in while dozens of customers bought tickets for future flights. "I was one of the very first to call and get my ticket." More than 150 civic leaders and Antelope Valley residents crowded into the refurbished terminal -- which had not seen regularly scheduled flights since 1998 -- to watch Scenic Airlines' 19-seat DeHavilland Twin Otter take flight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1986 | Associated Press
The bitter feud over flights over the Grand Canyon has flared again with an air tour operator saying environmentalists believe the canyon is their private resort and a backpacker likening the chasm to a cathedral. The sharp exchange came at the first of four hearings scheduled this week on six alternatives being considered by the National Park Service for controlling flights in and out of the canyon. That hearing was Monday night in Las Vegas.
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June 20, 1992 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A small plane on a sightseeing flight to the Grand Canyon crashed in a remote area near the Arizona-Nevada border on Friday, killing the pilot and nine passengers, authorities said. A spokeswoman for the Mohave County sheriff's office in Kingman, Ariz., said the twin-engine Cessna 402 from Adventure Airlines in Las Vegas crashed near an airstrip on the Hualapai Indian Reservation on the south shore of Lake Mead, 15 miles east of the small community of Meadview, Ariz.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2005 | Jennifer Oldham, Times Staff Writer
The city's plans to kick-start a regional airport system to ease congestion at Los Angeles International Airport faltered this week when the only carrier at Palmdale Regional Airport decided to end the service in March. Scenic Airlines, which launched flights from the airport to the Las Vegas area nearly a year ago, lost money even after airport officials provided free rent and spent $75,000 to market its service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2007 | Jennifer Oldham, Times Staff Writer
Until now, to catch a flight at LAX, Ning Umandap left her Valencia home five hours before the scheduled departure. Today, she will drive half an hour to Palmdale Regional Airport, where she will travel on the first service offered from the facility in 16 months. Umandap and 16 colleagues from Velur Enterprises, a Van Nuys real estate firm that does business in the Antelope Valley, will take United Airlines' inaugural flight from Palmdale to San Francisco International Airport at 10:49 a.m.
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June 20, 1992 | RON RUSSELL and TED ROHRLICH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A small plane returning from a sightseeing flight to the Grand Canyon crashed in a remote area near the Arizona-Nevada border on Friday, killing the pilot and nine passengers, authorities said. A spokeswoman for the Mohave County sheriff's office in Kingman, Ariz., said the twin-engine Cessna 402 from Adventure Airlines in Las Vegas crashed near an airstrip on the Hualapai Indian Reservation on the south shore of Lake Mead, 15 miles east of the small community of Meadview, Ariz.
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June 21, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As federal safety investigators flew to a remote stretch of the Grand Canyon where 10 people died in the crash of a sightseeing plane, aviation authorities speculated Saturday that one of the aircraft's engines had failed. National Transportation Safety Board inspectors from Washington and Los Angeles were en route to the crash site Saturday, cautioning that it is still too early to assess the cause of the crash.
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