Stockton Metropolitan Airport continues to grow and serve the community. Airport administrators are pleased to announce an opportunity for strategic cooperation with an airport in China.
Officials with Stockton Metropolitan Airport and Chengdu Shuangliu International Airportsigned a Statement of Cooperation between Airport Administration on Saturday, August 22, at the Santa Clara Hyatt Hotel. The document commemorates their mutual desire to work towards creating new international cargo, passenger, and charter-service opportunities between the two airports.
“We’re very pleased to develop this cooperative relationship with Chengdu Airport that we believe will benefit both airports,” Harry Mavrogenes, Stockton Airport’s Executive Director said. Stockton airport, according to Mavrogenes, has focused on China with its significantly growing air transport industry as an opportunity to grow its air services, including cargo as well as commercial passenger service.
The ceremony marks an exciting step for the airports and the larger communities that they serve. As the fourth largest airport in China, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport offers many opportunities for international trade, tourism, and economic development.
Earlier this summer, Stockton Metropolitan Airport was approved by the San Joaquin Council of Governments Board of Directors for funding needed to begin developing a Federal Inspection Station (FIS). The approved bond financing plan will provide as much as $9.7 million for the project. The FIS is critical to the start-up of international service.