Alaska Airlines announced last Friday that it is closing operations at Mammoth Yosemite Airport.
Commercial air service to and from Los Angeles will end as of November 30, 2018.
Commercial air service to and from San Diego will not be resumed. The last flight of the 2017-2018 winter season occurred on April 16.
Alaska Airlines cited Mammoth Airport’s “underperformance” as a key factor in the decision.
When contacted for comment last Saturday, Alterra Resorts CEO Rusty Gregory said via text, “They [Alaska] wouldn’t be pulling out if we were a destination they believed would grow beyond LAX and San Diego. Bishop would allow this growth because larger aircraft with greater range can reliably land there.”