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Chico airport used as an air base to fight wildfires

The Chico Municipal Airport has been sending planes to provide aid to the 14 active California wildfires Photo credit: John Domogma

Austin Herbaugh

August 24, 2015

Fourteen major wildfires are burning across California, leaving thousands of acres charred and covering much of the state in a blanket of smoke. Resources are being pulled from all over California to fight the wildfires, and the Chico Municipal Airport plays a key role as an air base in the firefight."T...

Chico airport ends passenger flights

The Chico Municipal Airport is discontinuing flights in and out of the airport by the end of this year. Photo credit: Annie Paige

Lana Goddu

September 23, 2014

The Chico Municipal Airport will no longer provide passenger flight services starting Dec. 2.SkyWest, an airline company in partnership with United Airlines, was the only flight service connected to the Chico airport and decided to end its services.The company said fuel costs, maintenance, government r...

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