Ready to have 50,000 people land on your front porch?
Under plans announced this week, Mammothâ€™s airport next winter will handle four flights a day, seven days a week. It will also handle seven flights a day on the busy Friday-Saturday-Sunday-Monday weekends.
Moreover, the airport will serve travelers from San Diego and Orange County for the first time, fulfilling the wishes of Mammoth-loving SoCals who found the trip to Los Angeles International as irritating as the six-eight-hour drive up here.
â€śWe pretty much have all the contracts in place,â€ť said Mammoth Mountain Ski Areaâ€™s Howard Pickett, the director of marketing.
Pickett made his announcement at the Mammoth Lakes Town Council meeting on Wednesday. He was at the meeting to protect the new semi-permanent visitor structure at the airport from the brutal budget cuts in which the council was engaged.
â€śCertainly by next winter it will be mandatory that we have that structure,â€ť he said.
â€śWeâ€™ll have 50,000 visitors going through the airport, and the airport will be the first impression and last impression theyâ€™ll have of Mammoth.â€ť