For Immediate Release
Aug. 16, 2019
United LAX Director of Station Operations Harel Magaritz, United LAX Senior Manager of Customer Service Maggie Ronan, United Regional Director of Sales at LAX Robert French, Stockton-born & Get Caked L.A. Pancake Artist Jasmine Rezonable, Los Angeles World Airports Chief of External Affairs Michelle Schwartz and the University of the Pacific’s Mascot Powercat celebrate the inaugural LAX to SCK flight.
(Los Angeles, CA) Beginning today, United Airlines will offer two daily departures from its hub at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK).
“For the first time in nearly 30 years, Angelenos can fly non-stop to Stockton," said Deborah Flint, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports. “Thanks to this new route, we are more connected than ever to the Central Valley, making for a trip for fun, family or business just a short plane ride away."
"There is no doubt that Stockton is seeing great expansion and as the airline that connects California, I am proud to see United create more economic development to the Central Valley,” said Janet Lamkin, United California President and a Stockton native. “In connecting Stockton to Los Angeles, not only do we connect Stocktonians to the nation’s second largest city, but we also open one stop connection to nearly 70 destinations around the world that we serve from LAX.”
At today's event Stockton-native and Get Caked L.A. Pancake Artist Jasmine Rezonable was cooking specially designed pancakes for airport guests. Powercat, the University of the Pacific's mascot, was also onsite at LAX, greeting airport guests before boarding the first flight from LAX to SCK.
SkyWest Airlines, one of United's Express partners, will operate the flight twice-daily as follows (all times local):
LAX to SCK
• Depart LAX at 1 p.m., arrive SCK at 2:22 p.m.
• Depart LAX at 5:10 p.m., arrive SCK at 6:32 p.m.
SCK to LAX
• Depart SCK at 7:41 a.m., arrive LAX at 9:10 a.m.
• Depart SCK at 3 p.m., arrive LAX at 4:20 p.m.
Passengers will experience convenient service aboard the Bombardier CRJ200. The flight schedule is intended to maximize connections to major cities in Central and Northern California, including Fresno, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland. Stockton is also relatively short drive to Silicon Valley, Sacramento, and state treasures like Yosemite National Park and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
For more information or to book a flight, please visit united.com, download the United mobile app or call United Reservations at 800-UNITED-1 (800-864-8331).
Stockton-born and Get Caked L.A. Pancake Artist Jasmine Rezonable cooked a specially designed pancake to celebrate the new United route from LAX to SCK.
LAX, the fourth-busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States, was named a top-10 U.S. airport by SKYTRAX. LAX served more than 87.5 million passengers in 2018 and offers an average of 700 daily nonstop flights to 109 cities in the U.S. and 1,281 weekly nonstop flights to 93 markets in 47 countries on 69 commercial airlines. LAX ranks 10th in the world in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.4 million tons of air cargo. LAX handled 707,883 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2018.
LAX generated 620,600 jobs in Southern California, with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion, according to an economic study based on 2014 operations. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion; $966 million in state and local taxes; and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.
LAX was honored as having the “Best Overall Customer Service Program” by Airports Council International-North America; named the “Best Airport for Breastfeeding Moms” by Mamava; selected for the Top 10 “Best of the U.S.’s Big Airports” (Wall Street Journal) and “Most Pet-Friendly Airports in the U.S. (Mental Floss); named the second-most improved airport in the U.S. by JD Power; received an “Innovation Award” from the L.A. Better Business Challenge for its Central Utility Plant; and named a “Business Leader in Air Quality” by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
LAX is also the second-most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram, according to wego.com. LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.
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